Reply 16600 of 16944, by PTherapist
darry wrote on 2020-09-07, 22:07:luckybob wrote on 2020-09-07, 18:53:
The whole "1200+" thing was actually a marketing thing from AMD. People only bought MHZ. So Intel made "faster" chips when in reality, the 850mhz Duron was likely very close in performance to Intel's 1200.
I remember AMD's rating scheme, but not something as optimisic as calling an an 850Mhz a 1200+ . I bet that was a PC Chips maneuver. I doubt it had AMD's blessing in any way shape or form . Additionally, the pre-overclocking is unlikely to have been sanctioned by AMD either .
That's what I was thinking. A quick google search doesn't shed much light on the issue.