Benchmarketing or benchmark felony?
One of these must-read blog article: AMD’s no angel, but Intel’s public usage of benchmark data is feloniously misleading.
That said, AMD's crime was a misdemeanor compared to the benchmarking felony committed by Intel. Something has to change.
At the end there is no alternative to own research and comparision to system performance, there is no alternative to do your own benchmark. Or, as Fox Moulder would put it: Trust nobody!