Benchmark Testing "There's No Such Thing as Bad Publicity"
October 10, 2018 1:38 AM Subscribe
Following the debut of Intel's new 9th generation CPUs, Intel published a set of benchmarks commissioned from third-party Principled Technologies - ten full days before the press embargo was to be lifted. A set of benchmarks, that upon closer inspection, are suspect at best. With mistakes ranging from poor memory settings on the AMD systems and different hardware per test system, to the Intel CPUs given high-performance coolers with AMD CPUs running stock or unsuitable coolers and actually disabling half of the AMD Ryzen CPU's cores, there's a lot of questions about the testing Intel released ahead of the press embargo date. Steve Burke of Gamers Nexus drove to Principled Technologies' offices and sat down with one of the co-founders to try to find some answers.