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I know this has been posted before in the rumors section (before there were official benchmarks), but I feel like now's a better time than ever to revisit this article now that official benchmarks have been released.

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news....aspx?pageid=0

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"When I read Nigel's blog and saw the press release from BAPCo it made me sick because our CMO talks about transparency and honesty and it's all smoke and mirrors. At the end of the day, we actively had internal teams and external organizations hired to promote/discredit SYSmark. Not because it was inaccurate, but because it is accurate. Back in the original Athlon 64 and Opteron days, when we were winning in SYSmark we were heavily promoting it in the public sector, who in turn used it as a benchmark on which they based many of their purchases on. It was us who actually got BAPCo and SYSmark inside several government tenders to win orders measured in tens of thousands of systems. SYSmark was used to show how our K8 processors were beating Intel's NetBurst."
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Definitely deserved a new thread. This needs to be read.
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All I can say is wow. But then, should I really be this surprised about it?
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This was already posted in the news section.
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