|09/22/05 Intel to dump numbering scheme, start new one - the inquirer
"The old new one, seemingly designed to confuse people so you couldn't compare features, looks to have been somewhat improved but now it's as clear as dirty water rather than mud. The scheme hasn't been fully fleshed out, but we would expect it to change quite a bit before it comes out next January or so."
10/18/04 Intel Sets Cruise Control on Pentium 4 - PC World
"The process of increasing the clock speed of chips with a mature architecture is a painstaking exercise of finding bottlenecks in the chip's pathways and making subtle changes to enable the higher frequency, McCarron says. This is not especially challenging, but takes up time that could be spent working on more fruitful designs, he says."
09/15/04 Debugging the Megahertz Myth - Cool Tech Zone
"The K6 microprocessor was probably the start of AMD’s advancement in the microprocessor industry. Although the K6 fell short of being the overall performance leader, it laid the groundwork. As the new millennium neared, the scale tipped back and forth, keeping both corporations on edge. The Pentium III processors were quickly becoming popular, but AMD’s Athlon processors gathered much recognition as well."
05/24/04 AMD Introduces Industry's First Embedded x86 Performance-Power Rating System
"AMD announced a new Performance-Power Rating (PPR) to emphasize the importance of the balance between performance and power for the embedded x86 processor market. AMD is the first company to introduce a performance-power rating for design engineers to better evaluate an x86 embedded processor, and expects this solution to accelerate the embedded x86 processor evaluation process. Using the PPR, AMD has developed a new model number system for AMD Geode™ Solutions."
05/24/04 Why Intel's new chip names are so bad - ZD Net
"Goodness me, that makes no sense When I buy a car, I don't want to know how good the manufacturer thinks the engine is. I want to know how powerful it is--how much horsepower it has. Even BMW's cryptic naming scheme makes more sense than Intel's new plan, because the last two digits in most BMW model numbers indicate engine displacement in (a BMW 325 has a 2.5-liter engine), which is a pretty good indication of how much oomph the car has. By comparison, an Intel-series 745 chip runs at 1.8GHz. Do you see the correlation?"
04/01/04 When MHz are outlawed, only outlaws will have MHz - integrated mar
"Nobody wins from more confusion, except Dell and its upsell message of "don't worry about the details, we'll tell you what you need. Trust us." "
03/21/04 Intel chips take a new number - CNET
'"The chip giant is expected to begin the practice with the launch of its latest Pentium M processor, dubbed Dothan, which is due in the second quarter. Pentium 4 and Celeron chips will also get model numbers, as Intel aims to get the system in place by summer, the source said. Under the model number system, processors will be given numbers to describe their performance, in addition to being described as running at 2GHz or another speed."
03/11/03 Examining Intel "model number" introduction - PC Watch
"Intel edition model number is called "processor number", is indicated with the number of 3 columns in rear of the brand name.
7xx series High end - 5xxx for Main stream - 3xx for Value"
08/11/03 Friday Platform Trends: Intel Shoppers' Speed Trap - Hardware Central
"Surprisingly, AMD's decision to go with model numbers for its Athlon XP line has paid off in a relatively easy-to-digest CPU lineup, with a relative performance metric built into the product name. This started off as a pure marketing move to compete against Intel's megahertz machine, but has turned into a handy tool for delineating relative performance across multiple core revisions. The 512K-cache Athlon XP "Barton" models are a great example, as the Athlon XP 2500+ and 2800+ Bartons debuted with core speeds below those of their "Thoroughbred" predecessors, but the model numbers give a fair impression of relative performance without confusing clock speeds. "
07/25/03 Changing PC Market Means Shift in Intel's Speed Strategy - DJBW
07/15/03 It's high time AMD revamped its PR ratings - the inquirer
05/12/03 Did AMD's Athlon XP 3000+ earn its rating? - the inquirer
04/12/03 Cognitive Development - Overclockers
03/19/03 Intel confirms clock speed irrelevant for notebooks - the inquirer
02/12/03 AMD Barton goes a PR rating too far - the inquirer
02/11/03 Whoa! Intel's New -- Slower -- Chip? - BWO
02/11/03 AMD explains bizarre Barton 3000+ PR rating - the inquirer
10/28/02 CPU Power Push - eWeek
10/02/02 AMD claims Intel agrees Megahertz Myth dead - the inquirer
09/11/02 Clock speeds do not equate w/ chip performance - DigiTimes
09/11/02 Intel Moves Way Beyond Clock Speed - Tech Marketing
09/04/02 Intel Goes Mobile - PC World
08/26/02 AMD to revise PR ratings again - Geek
08/21/02 AMD still fighting the 'megahertz myth' - ZDNet
08/21/02 AMD fights the 'megahertz myth' - Silicon
08/21/02 AMD working on new PC rating method - CNET
08/20/02 No end to PR ratings, AMD says - the inquirer
08/17/02 Intel to Use Processor Rating? - X-bit labs
08/17/02 Intel, PC Makers Sued Over P4 Performance - PCWorld
08/07/02 Intel's Banias: Don't judge by speed - ZDNet
07/21/02 AMD's basis for its P4 Celeron attack - the inquirer
07/19/02 AMD makes all out attack on Intel P4 Celeron - the inquirer
04/16/02 Intel is losing it - ZDNet UK
04/05/02 Response to Aberdeen Group's White Paper - Geek
04/03/02 AMD-Intel benchmark war escalates - ZDNet
03/28/02 Aberdeen backlash hurts Intel - Geek
03/28/02 Intel's massive AMD Aberdeen gaffe - the inquirer
03/27/02 Intel, Aberdeen attack AMD speed ratings - ZDNet
03/27/02 Intel funded anti-AMD paper - the inquirer
03/26/02 AMD PR ratings slammed as misleading - the inquirer
03/26/02 Aberdeen Group dislikes AMD PR ratings - Geek
03/25/02 Intel PR berating AMD PR rating - The Register
03/19/02 The New AMD Chip-Numbering Scheme - PC Mag
03/13/02 Intel adopts PR rating/ part number shock? - The Register
03/12/02 AMD's Model Numbers Revisited - Hardware Central
03/06/02 Intel vs. AMD's Model Rating - 3D Center
02/28/02 Megahertz myth - Guardian
01/10/02 The Megahertz Myth - Hardware Analysis
12/29/01 The Success of AMD's New Nomenclature - VHJ
11/28/01 Athlon XP: The Name Games, Second Take - One PC
11/23/01 Faster Chips Aren't Better, AMD Insists - Washington Post
11/17/01 AMD's PR rating, Performance has a Name? - Hardware Analysis
10/12/01 CPU makers must standardise for users' sake - the inquirer
10/10/01 AMD's So-Called 'True Performance Initiative' - OS Opinion
10/06/01 In Defense of AMD's Model Rating System - VHJ
10/05/01 Athlon XP rating scheme - Geek
09/10/01 AMD blames Intel for PR Ratings - the inquirer
08/28/01 Megahertz Marketing Mayhem - Forbes
10/26/97 Why the Performance Rating (PR) Stinks - Real World Tech