Re: All your Doom 3 is belong to AMD!
I don't think XBIT or ANAND made anything up or exagerated any figures.
If you look closely at what XBIT labs did for the real world game testing you'll understand why the P4's play catch up. They used FRAPS which consumes resources and cpu cycles on its own running in the background. The P4's have HT which allows them to avoid any performance penalties from the context switching between two concurrent processes.
"Real world" isn't really the word i'd choose to describe XBIT's testing.