Could it be that AMD is finally going to let go of the PR-rating system that was useless once the Athlon 64 was launched?
Such decision is a win-win strategy. As Intel realized clock speeds could no longer solely differentiate the performance of different, instead microarchitecture plays an important role in nowadays race, the MHz race ended and PR now more a less become meaningless. Moreover, this figure is quite exaggerated for AMD’s dual core products as it doubled the original number; if this rule continues, PR values for the upcoming quad core will become bizarre and is nonsense. Together with the great architecture’s improvement implemented in the next-generation Stars processor, AMD is now considering if this new processor can bare a new family line, and its scheme for model numbering is in revision.