Good Riddance, Gigahertz

From Wired News

When Intel said last week that it plans to stop using gigahertz figures to market its microprocessors, analysts said it was about time. A chip’s clock speed is almost irrelevant in determining the overall performance of a computer.

But while Intel won praise for the move, industry analysts in the same breath said it’s now even harder for consumers to shop for computers that fit their needs — mainly because none of the chipmakers can agree on how to measure performance.

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