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GPUBoss.com launches as a companion to CPUBoss.com

GPUBoss.com launches as a companion to CPUBoss.com

GPUBoss.com looks to simplify the purchasing of graphics cards, much like its sister CPUBoss.com which launched earlier this year.

The team behind CPUBoss.com, a site which looks to simplify the often thorny process of comparing the relative merits of various processors down into peering at pretty graphs, has branched out into a new realm with a companion site: GPUBoss.com.

Created by engineering graduates Chris Reid, Alex Black, and Mark Feeney as a spin-off of gadget comparison site Sortable.com, CPUBoss.com was designed to make it as easy as possible for less-technical types to compare processors before making an upgrade or system purchase decision. 'The product categories that we think our technology allows us to provide a great solution for are ones that are spec-heavy, and are in need of an easier way to centralise information and communicate it more clearly in a visual interface,' Jude Fiorillo, the site's user experience designer, told us when the site launched earlier this year. 'Because of that, it seemed natural for us to want to introduce an easier way to research CPUs, since traditional processor sites seem a bit less visually oriented, and the data is scattered around the web.'

While the site wasn't perfect at launch, feedback from its users - 'fun fact: bit-tech users are some of our most engaged by pages/visit and visit duration,' Fiorillo tells us - has led to several improvements, but there was one request that stood out among the rest: 'The number one thing we’ve heard from our users is "love the site, now do one for GPUs" - and that’s exactly what we did,' Fiorillo explains.

As with CPUBoss.com, GPUBoss.com looks to take the often complex metric associated with technological products and boil them down into an easier to understand format, with plenty of pretty graphs. It's the team's answer to the thorny problem of the numbers not always reflecting the performance: while the average bit-tech reader is well aware that a 2GB graphics card may not always outperform a 1GB graphics card, others are not quite so clued-up - and it's these that the site aims to assist.

The GPUBoss.com site allows users to select graphics cards for head-to-head comparisons, producing lists of pros and cons for each gathered from reviews around the web. Benchmark results are also included in graphical form, for at-a-glance performance comparisons, while users can sort lists of cards according to numerous rankings including performance-per-dollar and in-game performance.

With CPUBoss.com hitting over 15,000 users a day, things are looking good for GPUBoss.com - but the team is keen to receive feedback on how the service could be improved.

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toolio20 29th March 2013, 11:41 Quote
Terrible site, definitely aimed at keeping the uninformed layman uninformed...NOT a site for enthusiasts, and NOT one that should be plugged on a site for enthusiasts.
Gareth Halfacree 29th March 2013, 11:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by toolio20
Terrible site, definitely aimed at keeping the uninformed layman uninformed...NOT a site for enthusiasts, and NOT one that should be plugged on a site for enthusiasts.
Really? Care to elucidate? I rather like it.
greigaitken 29th March 2013, 12:40 Quote
need something like this for when you're trying to compare laptops
pantalaimon 29th March 2013, 13:32 Quote
Really cheesy site. Don't like it at all.
thom804 29th March 2013, 15:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by toolio20
Terrible site, definitely aimed at keeping the uninformed layman uninformed...NOT a site for enthusiasts, and NOT one that should be plugged on a site for enthusiasts.

Hmm, yes please elaborate.
For exact comparisons it's not anandtech, but for a quick glance at how your current gpu stacks up to competition and if you need that upgrade, it's really user friendly.
LightningPete 29th March 2013, 23:23 Quote
I find this actually great for a quick compare between especially the K and non K versions of Ivy bridge for someone with no need for overclocking some systems. Its brilliant. Its easy, it gives a quick break down with no hassle and exactly what the main pros and cons are for the average user and what the difference will be at a glance. Brilliant idea to do a gpuboss, harder to make the comparisons but something for EVERY group of people whether expert or amaetuer.
LightningPete 29th March 2013, 23:24 Quote
Infact along with CustomPC/Bit tech this is one of the deciding factors between nvidia and amd cards or amd and intel cpu based systems. Im intel and nvidia fanboy i must admit but if the specs are the same and the former or the latter is cheaper im obviously choosing the economical choice :)
thom804 30th March 2013, 01:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gareth Halfacree
Really? Care to elucidate? I rather like it.

I wish i'd seen your personal website sooner Gareth. i would've snapped up that C64 in a second!
Phil Rhodes 1st April 2013, 00:27 Quote
Actually more useful than CPU comparisons. CPUs are fewer in number and easier to compare.
Spreadie 1st April 2013, 13:01 Quote
I'm struggling to work out who it is aimed at. The discerning PC geek will already have an appreciation of comparable performance from reading reviews and lab tests, and isn't usually looking for the simplistic "Better than, yes/no"advice the site offers.

Pretty much everyone else, won't have a clue what a CPU/GPU is and will go to the IT Geek in their circle of friends, or PC World (shudders).
Corky42 1st April 2013, 13:18 Quote
But do you want to spend hours reading reviews and lab tests, or get a quick idea of performance and then read more about the specific details after you have a rough idea of whats what.

I think if you used it as your only comparison it could be foolish, but used as a quick comparison i think it has its uses.
Spreadie 1st April 2013, 13:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Corky42
But do you want to spend hours reading reviews and lab tests, or get a quick idea of performance and then read more about the specific details after you have a rough idea of whats what.

I think if you used it as your only comparison it could be foolish, but used as a quick comparison i think it has its uses.
I enjoy reading reviews and lab tests, as do many enthusiasts. That was my point.
Harlequin 1st April 2013, 13:45 Quote
found a funny one - it reckons a 6870 is better than a 5870 oO
Corky42 1st April 2013, 14:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie
I enjoy reading reviews and lab tests, as do many enthusiasts. That was my point.

But not everyone has the time, that was my point :p
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