His concerns seem to be red-herringish grand standing to me.
If AMD wants to limit what information is released prior to launch, then that's their call. It's not like they're going to limit what information is published in full reviews once the NDA's lift. This tactic might cost them some initial sales while all of the reviews are posted and digested, but it's not like they're being shady.
AMD already said that they were pulling out of the enthusiast market, so I assume these CPU's will perform accordingly.
Go ahead and "stay independent" by not publishing a full review until AMD allows you to, which is the same exact time AMD allows everyone else to.
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