OT - Intel Stands Behind Controversial Tests That Favored Its CPU Over AMD's
It's a basic rule of benchmarking. When you're comparing two competing products, you need to make all the testing conditions -- especially the settings -- as similar as possible. Otherwise, you're just comparing apples to crab apples, which is what may have happened in a recent benchmark report that showed Intel's new Core i9-9900K outperforming AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X in several games.
As part of its Coffee Lake Refresh launch, Intel paid test firm
Principled Technologies to benchmark its new processors and
compare them to chips in AMD's current lineup (PDF).
Unboxed spotted a few test conditions that obviously could
skew the results in favor of Intel's processor, including using a
less-capable CPU cooler on AMD's chip, overclocking the RAM on
Intel's platform only, and disabling half the cores on an AMD
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