o i cOriginally posted by ZerOrDie
just to top Intel's numbers
You're head of AMD's marketing department now?
The story I've always heard is that that's the speed it's supposed to run comparable to. A 3600+ should benchmark the same as a P4 3.6 Ghz, and the like. It's BS, anyways. Both companies run selective benchmarks to make their systems look better. Intel ramps up their clock speeds without making huge architecture changes (hyperthreading is a cool idea, but what programs do you know that use it?), and AMD uses its own numbering system to compare to Intels.