Beware of Duron PR Ratings fiasco

By on March 31, 2003, 3:12 PM
According to this article at the Inq, certain online merchants are adding PR ratings to AMD Duron processors trying to make those look speedier than they really are.

"[COLOR=royalblue]we've seen a Duron 1100MHz chip described as a Duron 1400+ for example[/COLOR]"

We know, of course, such ratings do not exist but then again be aware and do not trust any reseller carrying that kind of misleading information.




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Didou said:
Hmm.I've installed a PC for a friend te other day, it was an ECS K7SEM with a Duron CPU allready installed on it.Here's the page -> [url]http://www.ecsusa.com/products/k7sem_v3.html[/url]At bootup, it says Duron 1300+. I didn't inspect the speed at which the CPU really runs but now I doubt it's 1300mhz.
acidosmosis said:
Someone should sue these companies for false advertising and creating misleading information that they know isn't true. Shows you how smart some of these techies are working at these places. I would have a cow if someone tried to rate a duron at 1300+. I would definately not go for that idea and would be reporting the companie that I worked for to the Better Business Bureau and other authorities for false advertising.
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