“CPU speed” was once an easy, if not completely accurate, way to compare two computers’ performance — just compare the GHz. But not anymore.
I don't recall this ever being the defacto test to show a computers performance? As far back as the first 400MHz chip we never relied on the chips speed as the benchmark. At least those of us who were tech savvy. Who are you talking to, because it sure is not any of the geeks I know or have known for the last 20 years.