In interest of full disclosure I work for Intel and it sounds like we weren’t doing the right thing either (I have no knowledge of how we work such things as I am a software engineer on the manufacturing side of the house), but seeing as how everyone seems to think we are evil and AMD is innocent I don’t mind seeing them take some heat for a while. The truth is listening to benchmarks from any company about their own products is going to be an iffy proposition at best. Whether it is MS and Oracle about the RDMS products or Intel and AMD over processors or car makers about their cars. Independent reviews are the best for intellectual honesty (of course you have to scrutinize those "independent" reviews to see who paid for them!).