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AMD Slams SYSmark Benchmark - Calls it Biased and Unreliable

AMD Slams SYSmark Benchmark as Unreliable

AMD Slams SYSmark Benchmark as Unreliable

AMD Slams SYSmark Benchmark - Calls it Biased and Unreliable

 

 

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. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's public shaming of the popular SYSmark benchmark on the OC3D Forums

 

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15-01-2016, 06:04:48

barnsley
AMD discovers a synthetic benchmark isn't as realistic as a benchmark that uses real-life software shocker.Quote

15-01-2016, 06:14:47

WYP
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
AMD discovers a synthetic benchmark isn't as realistic as a benchmark that uses real-life software shocker.
AMD has been annoyed with SYSmark for many years now, ever since around 2011 or so.

It seems AMD want to project an image of Open Standards and Fairness the public.

In the US this is a popular benchmark for advertising system performance, so AMD wants to discredit it because it is Intel friendly/pushed.Quote

15-01-2016, 10:47:56

roelst
Plot twist: What if PCMARK is biased towards AMD?!? :O :$ #hoaxQuote

15-01-2016, 15:48:39

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by roelst View Post
Plot twist: What if PCMARK is biased towards AMD?!? :O :$ #hoax
That's a terrible plot twist considering they still lose in that benchmark...Quote

16-01-2016, 05:17:57

AdmiralDonut
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
That's a terrible plot twist considering they still lose in that benchmark...
It isn't the losing that was the problem. It was the inherent and systemic bias that is the problem.Quote
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