I was wondering if anybody knows how they compare CPU speeds. What if an ad says, "Intel's new processor can do computatons which other processors aren't capable of. It's not even possible to simulate what it'll do." This kind of claim sounds fishy. But I'm not sure why. It makes me think, though, of how some processors have not only different speeds but also different kinds of instructions that can affect the speed of a given series of tasks.
Thx. -Li Minh