“Intel claims its Pentium M processor offers higher performance than the Pentium 4-M. Intel said the 1.6GHz Pentium M offers a 13 per cent to 15 per cent improvement in performance over the 2.4GHz Pentium 4-M. The 1.6GHz Pentium M also offers 76 per cent longer battery life than the 2.4GHz Pentium 4-M, according to Intel.”
“Intel’s end users have become accustomed to the company’s emphasis on the connection between higher clock speeds and greater performance, a fact it has used to compete with Apple.”
“‘I was actually confused about that as well,’ said Kitty Fok, director of personal systems research at IDC Asia-Pacific. ‘But just looking at the CPU speed doesn’t reflect the actual performance anymore,'” reports Macworld UK.
MacDailyNews Take: Kitty, honey, looking at CPU speed never did reflect the actual performance. Especially among CPUs of differing architectures. Welcome to the world of the cognizant. And, this is the “director of personal system research at IDC Asia-Pacific,” no less. Sheesh!