How to write a FUD piece (Tom's way)


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Yousuf Khan

For those of you denying that Tom's Hardware isn't just an extension of
Intel marketing, all you have to do is read this spin-filled gem:

"AMD adds 2.2 GHz chip to Turion lineup"
http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews/20050622_125637.html

While most other websites just find it sufficient to report the facts,
which is basically that a 2.2Ghz Turion is being added to the lineup,
and that HP just announced that it is equiping a corporate laptop with
the Turion, Tom's has to be "special".

Here are selected quotes:
The company claims it is bringing "a new level of performance for highly mobile business professionals" with its latest Turion 64 processor.
Turion, AMD's first shot to compete with Intel's Centrino platform, is the most confusing processor in AMD's product lineup.

Their main complaint is that it's too confusing to understand the
difference between the ML and MT model names. :)
But it is uncertain, if AMD can follow Intel's pace in the foreseeable time.
Especially Intel's upcoming dual-core Pentium M, code-named "Yonah", is likely to push Intel ahead again: Sources told Tom's Hardware Guide that a dual-core Turion processor should not be expected before 2007.

Except that every other website says that a dual-core Turion should
expected at least by 2006. But Tom's has his "sources" (cough, Intel,
cough, marketing, cough). :)

None of this is even good fud, but that's Tom's for you.

Yousuf Khan
 
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Ed

None of this is even good fud, but that's Tom's for you.

Yousuf Khan

I think that's the only way THG can get hits to their site now, most of
the web sites/forums I visit stopped posting links to THG about 2 years
ago.

just for laughs....
Typical THG article:
AMD: 2 + 2 = 4
Intel: 2 + 2 = 5
Conclusion: Again we see Intel putting AMD in their place (never mind 5
is the incorrect answer).

Ed
 
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Carlos Moreno

Yousuf said:
For those of you denying that Tom's Hardware isn't just an extension of

I don't mean to sound annoying, but I'd like to double check if the
above phrasing means what I think it does -- I see two negations,
meaning an affirmative, so I read the above as "those of you that
think that TH is an extension of Intel marketing"

But I feel that you intended to say the opposite, right?


I'm a bit surprised by this (though I don't feel qualified to judge
the quality or objectivity of TH's articles, since I'm not familiar
enough with it) -- I was so happy to recently read an article in
Tom's Hardware, where the headline read more or less like (quoting
off the top of my head) "... and you will see why the dual-core
AMD64 will be the king of the ring".

It was all flowers and praise for AMD.

(perhaps this was rather the exception, I understand?)

Carlos
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Carlos Moreno

Ed said:
just for laughs....
Typical THG article:
AMD: 2 + 2 = 4
Intel: 2 + 2 = 5
Conclusion: Again we see Intel putting AMD in their place (never mind 5
is the incorrect answer).

Huh?!!

2 + 2 *is* 5 ... For large values of 2, at least :)

Carlos
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Johannes

Carlos said:
I don't mean to sound annoying, but I'd like to double check if the
above phrasing means what I think it does -- I see two negations,
meaning an affirmative, so I read the above as "those of you that
think that TH is an extension of Intel marketing"

But I feel that you intended to say the opposite, right?

I'm a bit surprised by this (though I don't feel qualified to judge
the quality or objectivity of TH's articles, since I'm not familiar
enough with it) -- I was so happy to recently read an article in
Tom's Hardware, where the headline read more or less like (quoting
off the top of my head) "... and you will see why the dual-core
AMD64 will be the king of the ring".

It was all flowers and praise for AMD.

(perhaps this was rather the exception, I understand?)

Or this THG article rather scathing about the P4 (in comparison to Pentium M)

http://www17.tomshardware.com/cpu/20050525/index.html
 

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