AMD obliterated from PassMark's single-thread performance chart as Intel claims top 34 places thanks to version 10 update
PassMark has implemented a new build of its PerformanceTest that has left more than a few eyebrows being raised. While the PerformanceTest V9 CPU list from March 4 showed AMD processors hogging all the high positions apart from a few Intel intruders, the V10 list has seen Team Red virtually wiped out of contention. The top 34 places are all occupied by chips from Team Blue, while the AMD Ryzen 3 4300U is the only rival part in the top 40.
Unsurprisingly, there have been a few accusations of Intel paying to have the results skewed in its favor, but PassMark has attempted to be transparent about the situation. There has even been an admission that no samples of the Ryzen 3 4300U have even been tested on V10 of the benchmark and a mention that PerformanceTest V9 was mistakenly weighted too much in the favor of the Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 series of chips.
But regardless of the informative and detailed explanations, there are still concerns that PassMark has introduced a new build that suspiciously favors Intel processors. It has been pointed out that V10 now features an AVX512 test, which some believe will help Intel parts gain an advantage over AMD chips. Obviously, implementing a new software build like this will throw up bugs and issues, so hopefully PassMark will soon have everything ironed out and will scale down the PerformanceTest V10 single-thread results with a patch as stated.