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Electronic Buyers' News is reporting that an unseemly row has broken out between a Canadian benchmarking firm and AMD over Athlon K7 benchmarks. According to the report, which can be found here, FutureMark Software is accusing AMD of bending its 3DMark 99 Max test suite to produce better results than in reality. The benchmarking firm further claims that AMD "tweaked" its test code to produce results, compared to a Pentium III/600, which were inaccurate. AMD is disputing that it did anything out of order. ®

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