It’s interesting to see how they think… or well, don’t think. It seems that most of them can’t argue the points I make, so they go straight for the personal attacks. And the ones who do try to argue, generally still throw in plenty of personal attacks… And they are either not aware of the fact that they are completely clueless about the subject of CPU architectures… or they just try to bluff their way through, assuming that I don’t know enough to counter their arguments.
I’m not in the habit of shutting people up by not approving or modifying/deleting their posts, but you’ll have to forgive me for not entertaining posts that have no value whatsoever, and seem to be solely an AMD fanboy needing to vent his frustration.
What’s even more bizarre… I already knew that people tend to not comment on a blog directly (it is ‘safer’ on a forum where you already know that people are as biased and misinformed as yourself). However, they just stoop to lies, and pretend to know me and my ‘history’.
For example, take this post: “…and no ads on his blog.. but for me atleast there was an ad for an I7 gaming system…”
What? Clearly this is an ad-free blog. And I have not spoken about Core I7 gaming systems at all on my blog (at most I may have casually mentioned Core I7 here and there). What an obvious and pathetic lie.
Or here: “Some idiot does not know the difference between throughoutput (sic) and speed”.
If anyone doesn’t know the difference, it is John Fruehe himself, as there is a slide about 50% more throughput from AMD, yet Fruehe himself clearly stated 50% performance in his blog. I quoted Fruehe’s blog, which has no mention of throughput.
Or what about this one: “For those who don’t know he’s an intel shill who has been posting anti AMD rhetoric for years. He’s been discredited many times and I’m surprised he has the guts to continue showing up.”
Really? Intel shill? What nonsense, I hate all x86 equally. And I have been discredited? Really? Where and when was that? I suppose you don’t have to mention that… especially since it’s not true anyway. In fact, I berated Intel for spreading FUD about ARM, regarding the upcoming Windows 8 with ARM support. I don’t discriminate between Intel and AMD, or any company for that matter.
While I’m at it… apparently they seem to think that Fruehe posts on forums because he cares, and wants to help people. Yes, ‘help’ them to buy AMD products, no matter what it takes. Some people even seem to be okay with Fruehe using bold lies… I wonder how you could ever be okay with that. Sure, it happens, and eventually the truth will come out, but that doesn’t make it okay.
Oh, and what to think about this little gem: “That guy is an idiot. He actually says:
“single-threaded performance (in other words: IPC)””
Yes I said that, but what’s wrong with that? You’re right, nothing. IPC is a measure of the performance of a single core. And since it was already known at this point that Bulldozer would operate in more or less the same frequency range as Phenom and Core-based CPUs, any improvement in single-threaded performance was going to come from IPC. But well, I guess that makes *me* the idiot, right?
What a bunch of sick people. So irrational, so bitter. So utterly unable to argue the points, since they both go completely over their heads, and are far too solid to be disproven. It’s funny how the internet works. People just go to forums with other people who think like them (you will often see the same article being discussed in completely different ways on different forums… Each forum has its own bias, its own level of discussion etc.). It reinforces their misguided ideas and boosts their egos. There is no longer any control or reality in their world.
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