In order to get a better understanding of AMD's press release earlier concerning BAPCOs Sysmark benchmark, I highly recommend you read this blog post by Nigel Dessau.
AMD has for some time been a member of BAPCo, an industry organization that promotes, among other things, a benchmark known as SYSmark. In the past year or so AMD, with openness and transparency, has tried to explain why we believe this benchmark is misleading with respect to today’s commonplace applications − about a year ago I published a blog designed to explore this. If you work for a company that believes in transparency and integrity – and I do – then you have to take a stand and speak up when something is wrong. BAPCo’s response to this blog was a threat to expel AMD from the consortium.