Someone at Intel goofed. We all goof at sometime or another, but because this is Intel, we are going to have a bit of fun with the mistake. On the companyis Web site, Intel claims that the Pentium 4 makes it possible to create MP3s at a *higher quality* than the Pentium 3. From Intelis Web site:
The quality of your music improves as well: A Pentium 4 processor creates CD-quality MP3s (192Kbps), as opposed to the FM-quality (64 Kbps) files with a Pentium III processor. For more information, see the performance benchmarks.
With the above quote, Intel is claiming that its new Pentium 4 can encode MP3s at a higher quality than the Pentium 3, which is complete balderdash. Quality is completely processor independent, and only the speed with which one can make a particular quality is effected by the speed or type of processor. We took the liberty of grabbing a screen shot of the offending text "for posterityis sake." The appropriate paragraph has been artificially highlighted in the image.
You can see the page yourself at Intelis site. As of this writing, it still has not been corrected.