Theo posted an article in the Inquirer that detailed AMD's promise of a superior Barcelona performance at 2.3GHz. I thought this was old news and was the primary reason why I never bothered posting it. But before you accuse Theo of pulling out numbers from his excretory opening, let me be the first to say that he isn't. You could probably accuse him of recycling news because first of all his numbers comes from a predated AMD slide and secondly, they include a slide title that says "Performance Projections".
!-- Update: DailyTech has started joining in the fray and AMD's "simulated benchmark" mess has snowballed. It looks like Kristopher Kubicki agrees with George Ou. Another bummer for Scientia since his long list of Intel pumpers is about to get longer. Come to think of it, Phil Hughes should be included in the list since he appears to be contradicting Scientia. "We are working to remove that stuff from our website now. It isn't an accurate reflection of the highest performance [Intel processors]," Hughes acknowledged.
The key point isn't whether the slides were done in April before AMD's 2Ghz announcement, but that they were distributed last week to journalist. After losing the performance crown and large sums of money, it appears like losing face is something AMD is willing to depart from.