Originally Posted by aweir
I honestly have never heard of Maxwell before. I saw it before but I thought it was a pun of Haswell and Maxwell house coffee..
Is this a new meme?
Names of famous physicists. Fermi, Kepler, Maxwell, Tesla. James Clerk Maxwell was effectively the godfather of modern electromagnetic physics.
AMD uses construction equipment for cores and geographical locations (rivers for consumer-grade CPUs and APUs, islands for GPUs).
Intel effectively takes suggestions from its employees and twists them around a bit from there.
Basically the reason that dead people and geographical locations are so commonly used is that they are in the public domain and they're not in danger of running into legal trouble by using them.Edited by PiOfPie - 4/13/13 at 12:20pm