Items tagged with SYSmark 2012

AMD went on the offensive against BAPCo yesterday when the chip maker not only announced that it was quitting the consortium and wouldn't be endorsing BAPCo's SYSmark 2012, but also by laying out all the reasons why it feels the benchmark is flawed. It didn't stop there. AMD also said that BAPCo threatened to ban the chip maker from the consortium if it didn't shut its pie hole. Heavy stuff. BAPCo, your response? "Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was, until recently, a long standing member of BAPCo. We welcomed AMD’s full participation in the two year development cycle of SYSmark 2012, AMD’s leadership role in creating the development process that BAPCo uses today and in providing expert... Read more...
In a shocking move this morning, AMD bid the BAPCo (Business Applications Performance Corporation) consortium a not-so-found farewell and stated it will no longer endorse SYSmark 2012 (SM2012), a benchmark that historically has been accused of being pro-Intel. Among other things, one of AMD's chief complaints is that SM2012 virtually ignores GPU performance, a particularly egregious offense in AMD's eyes given the chip maker's infatuation with Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). "SM2012 doesn’t represent the evolution of computer processing and how that evolution is influencing average users’ experience," AMD's Nigel Dessau wrote in a blog post. "SM2012 focuses only on the serial... Read more...