Is AMD being hypocritical about benchmark ethics?

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On Tuesday 2/27/2006, AMD's chief sales and marketing officer Henri Richard swung hard at Intel in front of the media with complaints of unethical usage of outdated benchmarking standards such as SPECint_2000. Note that SPECint_2000 wasn't officially retired until last week on Feb 24th of 2007 so it was still technically sanctioned to use that benchmark before its retirement and that it isn't Intel conducting these benchmarks but the server makers such as Dell, Fujitsu, and HP. In either case, it is the most recent Intel score versus AMD that just happens to be on an older benchmarking standard though it can be argued that SPECint_2000 was less relevant than what current applications call for. More