I thought the Hashrate would have been a standard unit of measurement, like MPH(miles per hour). Not all cars are the same under the hood, but they all measure speed the same way?

Ok, will read the whitepaper. Knew their was a difference, just didn't realise it was that intensive on the CPU/GPU compared to other coins

Not all Hashes are the same.

SHA256 is a hashing algorithm that requires a certain amount of CPU cycles,

X11 is another hashing algorithm with a different (much larger!) amount of calculation steps,

and SpreadX11 is doing things in yet another way.

It is only valid to compare Hashes within a given system.

In crypto when they talk about 1 Hash, they mean hashing a dataset until one complete

**digest** is generated.

(since the goal is to find a certain digest that fullfills certains criteria, like having a certain amount of leading zeroes)

It's like when you compare production companies and how many products they can create every second.

It doesn't make sense to apply a standard unit of measurement, since it takes much longer for a car company to create a car, than for a pencil company to create a pencil.