While we all know that Blender doesn't need to prove itself anymore, it's nice to see things like this. It appears the Blender is being used by the evaluation department at PC World Australia for benchmarking and comparing new processors.
Here are reviews of two new processors: the Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Processor QX9770 and the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4850e. Of course, either would be a great processor to have in a new screaming Blender system, and it's good to know that they find Blender as useful as we find them!
Clearly, Blender's low cost contributed to their decision, but maybe something else is going on. In the past, we know that manufacturers and software companies have specifically altered their products to game benchmarks, which doesn't help anyone but themselves. With Blender's open nature, everyone can be guaranteed that from end to end there are no such shenanigans going on.