Interestingly the VMware Fusion 8 seems to easily outperform Parallels Desktop 11 in quite a lot of cases, especially those GPU bound.
The worse performance most of you mention here seems to be caused by the often significantly worse results in the virtual machine management and file transfer tests.
Actually the real conclusion of the OP's vs TekRevue's benchmarks seems to be that you're only going to see the benefits of Fusion 8's graphics improvements if you have a dedicated GPU. 2014-2015 Macbooks without one (i.e. the majority) perform significantly worse than Parallels, and don't seem to support the advertised DX10 or OpenGL 3.3 goodness at all. This perhaps needs a fuller explanation from VMWare - or at least a more detailed requirements list.
I'm running virtualization using the Boot Camp partition. In that case, I'm not getting the same results at all. Parallels is much quicker and use less CPU. Did someone try to convert a Boot Camp partition (instead of running directly from the partition)? Did you see improvements (in perf not talking about suspend or mirroring folders) over running directly from Boot Camp partition?