So AMD has called out intel for benchmark rigging.
grab some popcorn and watch autists fight!
not 100% true.
an FX-8350 out performs a Skylake i5 in many situations, and the 8350 is what $150 for a high binned refresh version.
AMDs chips are good just made for non existant software.
AMD has stated that Sysmark is useless for like a decade, and they've always been right. Not only is it a bench designed to favor intel with fluff workloads, but their HQ is inside of intel.
Its using a host of programs like 7zip, photoshop, and office software, but its weighting the results to deliver a totally meaningless composite. The office sections of the bench, which are the biggest, are the least intensive, and they contribute the most to the composite score.
They've intentionally created a bench using real world software that has literally nothing to do with real world performance.
Finishing some excel function 1 seconds faster doesn't matter in reality, but it translates into a sizable difference in the composite score. No different from how Geekbench factors in some AES functions which can make one ARM part look better than others when in reality in falls behind or is only equal in other int/fp metrics.
Its not relevant to real world, and its not accurately measuring total system performance as it purports to.
Excerpt from a story regarding a similar situation with PCMark favouring Intel. Likely this'll be the same thing
...In that instance the author was testing a new VIA CPU against Intel and AMD. The interesting thing about that new VIA CPU was that the CPU ID register was writeable, not read only. When they changed the CPU ID from "CentaurHauls" to "AuthenticAMD", the benchmark's performance magically jumped by 10%. When they changed it to "GenuineIntel" it jumped by 47.4%. That's running the same benchmark on the same hardware, but just changing the CPU ID register. Fascinating, isn't it?
It turns out that a lot of companies used Intel's compiler, and that compiler produced code that did different things depending upon the brand of CPU it found.