quote: This is because SPEC is not a consumer level benchmark suite
quote: Precisely, that is the intent of the benchmark
quote: Again comparing AMD's only against Intel's best, Intel beats AMD just barely by using 269 watts at 100% load against 276.
quote: we had a test system and swapped in one Intel CPU for another and then compared performance/watt it would be a much fairer comparison
quote: In terms of efficiency of the PSU as you try to argue, it does not matter.
quote: Yes, comparing system to system is the intent of the benchmark. However, the article said it was the intent of the benchmark to compare CPU to CPU, which it is not.