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k6kicker
Does anyone else think that using peak horse power figures is a really misleading way to advertise a car's power. I say a nice fat dyno chart showing horsepower and torque would fit nicely onto those window tags with gasmile and warrenty info and whatnot and would allow people to see how high they have to rev thier civic to get that 140 horse or so they get on the topend instead of the more reasonable figures they get everywhere else or how anything with an ls1/6 has power everywhere :tahoe: /rant

Dreamn
most people wouldn't care. and the rest of us wouldn't trust the stuff on the car window anyway, :D

CLK-GTR
i think they should put more emphasis on the cars actual performance than its horsepower figures.

Rotary Boy
Originally posted by Pennzoil GT-R
i think they should put more emphasis on the cars actual performance than its horsepower figures.

word.

RSXDriver
I don't think someone buying a Civic is worried about where his peak horsepower comes in.

911GT2
It's impossible to tell them not to put XXX amount of horsepower when they make it.

mrgokou
i think they shoot for that certain horspower number, and if they don't get there, it's still cool.. and just put that number up claiming it as "hp at the flywheel"

this is all just car conspirinciy shit... i'm just playing and i't not actually tru(my leagal statement)

masestylez
I think most people buying a Civic already thinks its a Corvette eater with 115 horses. Why confuse their little mind with charts? :)

87 Supra Turbo
I think that it would be a good idea to have it on the window of the car, but for advertising aside from that it would be hard to implement. It's kind of the same thing with computers. The average person sees a 2GHz Celeron system and thinks it's as fast as the 2GHz P4 system because they both run at 2GHz.

Basically it would just be too hard to explain it to the average bumpkin. :tahoe:

k6kicker
yes but a 2ghz celeron would eat a 2ghz p4 alive, the p4 is made to clock much much higher since it does less epr cycle...I'm a vault of useless knoweledge :tahoe:

mrgokou
wait..so.. ur saying a 2gig celeron is better than a 2 gig P4?

Penguin
A celeron better than a P4? That can't be true....?

masestylez
A celeron has no or reduced L2 Cache afaik. Thus making the P4 a much better buy. RISC owns you all though.

k6kicker
yes, but if they were at the same clock rate a celeron would rape a p4.....as long as the celeron is still absed of the pentium 3 i dont know if it has moved onto the p4 archtiecture, but i think it runs on the tulitin core p3

masestylez
Yes but as us Mac-lovers like to point out, clock rate isn't everything and I still don't see the celeron raping it. I would assume that the P4 is better arch than the P3.

87 Supra Turbo
Originally posted by k6kicker
yes, but if they were at the same clock rate a celeron would rape a p4.....as long as the celeron is still absed of the pentium 3 i dont know if it has moved onto the p4 archtiecture, but i think it runs on the tulitin core p3

The Celeron 1.3 was the last of the P3 based celerons. Everything after that is P4 based. God I'm such a dork. :tahoe:

k6kicker
well if it was 2 ghz old school cele it would rip the p4 a new asshole, the p4 does very little per clock cycle but can be clocked extremely high to counteract it, like how a 2.06 ghz athlong runs like a 3.4 ghz P4....its apples to oranges anymore useing clock rate, the best way to rate a processor would be to take instructions per cycle * clock rate.........:bootyshak

87 Supra Turbo
Hehe, I'll let you try explaining that one to Joe Best Buy. :banghead:

eric
Does this seem almost to parallel the Peak Hp vs. Torque curve (area under cruve) argument to anyone else?

87 Supra Turbo
Yep, that's what I was getting at when I brought up the computer thing.