AMD: “We Lie so you’ll buy our products”

Monday, March 16, 2009 11:39
Posted in category AMD, Tech Politics

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Ok, so the quote above is more or less paraphrased, but that is the gist of AMD’s latest admission.  It refers to their battery life claims on mobile products…uh oh.  In reality they aren’t the only ones.  It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that pretty much every battery life claim by any manufacturer is bogus and is a number that you could only possibly reach under “ideal” circumstances *read: not using the product and letting it sit there*, with the help of aligned planets to say the least.  In order for AMD to redeem themselves they are also claiming they will be using a new method to test battery life halved between idle time (timing how long it takes a motionless machine to wind down) and by using 3D Mark 06.  Better than before, but the new two test method is still far from perfect.  Oh well, at least the realize their mistake and are trying to do better.  So what’s your take on it?

Source: Slashdot

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2 Responses to “AMD: “We Lie so you’ll buy our products””

  1. Gib says:

    March 17th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Not really suprised. It’s good that they actually have admitted it

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