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Good Riddance, Gigahertz (Wired)

  • , Tuesday, March 30, 2004 12 AM
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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