TGH has did it again. Just like the previous years they have spend lots of time to benchmark a huge number of new and old processors from AMD and Intel. This edition includes dual-core processors and lots of other things like tables comparing the evolution in clock frequency and power consumption from 1993 till now.
The astute observer will notice that the clock speed race between the rivaling companies has practically come to a standstill. AMD and Intel now try to work around this fact by using more and more cryptic product naming systems that hide a processor's actual clock speed.
In an overclocking test performed two years ago, our lab in Munich already succeeded in pushing a Pentium 4 to 4 GHz with conventional air-cooling methods. In a world-record attempt (our 5 GHz project), we even achieved 5.25 GHz and the world record is somewhere around 7 GHz today. Yet regular users are still not seeing these speeds..