"AMD can't tell the truth because if people knew the truth, people would be less likely to buy the chips."Are people really really itching for the return of PR numbers.
That is what we are going to end up with. Bottom line is the only people buying MILLIONS of dollars in chips in a single throw are OEMs. OEM purchasers know their looking for a new job if the company gets stuck with millions of dollars in inventory that needs to be blown out at or below cost to move. They assume (rightly so) that consumers are morons. If the intel part says 3.6/4.6... AMDs part CAN NOT say 4.4 on it. It doesn't matter if AMDs part destroy the comparable Intel part in 99% of the enthusiasts benchmark suites. All the average smoe buying from Dell or Best buy see is 4.6 is bigger then 4.4 and for 30 years I have heard MHZ is the measure of a chips speed.
I get that its marketing... but come on we all know 4.4 4.5 4.6 are all meaningless numbers. The difference in performance on the Ryzen 2 chips between anything over 4 ghz is miniscule at best, and hard to even measure as we are talking margin of error % performance differences in all most all cases.
The alternative is AMD starts doing internal "testing" on their chips and head back to PR numbers. Sure AMD could sell the 3900x as the the "Ryzen 2 12x 5000+" But fuck do we really want to go down that road again ?
How is this a defensible position, as a consumer?