In a new video AMD has Slammed the SYSmark system Benchmark as unreliable and is only optimized for Intel, recommending Futuremark's the PCMARK benchmark as a reliable and accurate alternative when it comes to comparing performance.
In AMD's testing SYSmark AMD has found that SYSmark provides data that is not comparable to the difference in real world performance when it compared AMD and Intel CPUs, giving a performance delta of 50% for a comparable system when other benchmarks like PCMARK only give a delta of 7%.
The US' Federal Trade Commission, the FTC, now required Intel to post a disclaimer when using data from this benchmark, stating that SYSmark may only be optimized for Intel platforms.
AMD says that using SYSmark to judge PC performance and using it as a basis for judging PC performance will result in dramatic overspending, as this benchmark is only optimized for the Intel platform and only really judges CPU performance.
SYSmark is not a performance benchmark that we have ever used at OC3D, so we do not have any results comparing AMD and Intel platforms, but judging from the results of other websites and AMD's public damning of the benchmark it is certainly not a benchmark that we would consider using in the future.
Opinion:AMD really does seem like a fair company. They really try in every possible way, to play, fairly. No gimmicky features, no proprietary technologies to get an advantage, just plain old... Raw performance. I really do have lot more respect to AMD then Intel and Nvidia both. Nvidia and Intel seem to be purely into business for profit, not anything other then profit. Kinda greedy ya know. I have no respect for that, at all.