Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AMD and Nvidia to Intel: Go dodo yourself

AMD and Nvidia both quit BAPCo, which was the SYSMark benchmark organization headquartered within an Intel building.

AMD's reason for quitting is simple: the benchmark is rigged, and AMD does not have enough say to correct it, so just let BAPCo play its game by itself.

For instance, AMD points out, SysMark uses outdated applications, and distorts scoring. On a 35000 line spreadsheet, a $155 AMD CPU lagged behind an $295 Intel CPU by 7% in terms of speed, but AMD's score given by the SysMark was 40% lower than the Intel one. This is like giving someone who scored 100 raw points an A, but someone at 93 a D.

AMD also points out that the SysMark benchmark uses outmoded applications without HTML 5 support, and does not show the benefit of parallel computing. Obviously, AMD stands to gain if such newer technologies are included in the benchmark.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conclusion is AMD can't catch up with CPU performance anymore. Will get worse when Bulldozer releases since many mobo makers have hinted that the ES performed poorly, slower than Phenom II.

9:53 PM, June 21, 2011  
Blogger Evil_Merlin said...

Each member in BAPCo gets one vote on any proposals made by member companies. AMD voted in support of over 80% of the SYSmark 2012 development milestones, and were supported by BAPCo in 100% of the SYSmark 2012 proposals they put forward to the consortium.

7:16 AM, June 23, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMD smoke and mirrors over Bapco exposed: http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2011/6/24/amd-insiders-speak-out-bapco-exit-is-an-excuse-for-poor-bulldozer-performance.aspx?pageid=1

AMD Insiders Speak Out: BAPCo Exit is An Excuse for Poor Bulldozer Performance

9:52 AM, June 24, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is "dodo" a term oft used by someone with a PHD?

Congrats on being the biggest laughing stock on the internet...

6:03 AM, June 30, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMD can never again compete on real performance grounds, and it will only make pennies while Intel will reap billions.

PhD? From where? A diploma mill? In what? Excrement tasting?


4:09 PM, July 05, 2011  

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