Handy Website Helps Compare Processors Like a "CPUBoss"

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Cancer_Ridden_Lung

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-965-vs-AMD-FX-6300

Scroll down to differences...and you'll see that the Phenom II x4 965 is better than the FX 6300 because it has 6mb L3 cache not 1mb L3 cache.

Of course the FX 6300 has L3 8mb cache so...

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Shalbatana

(They seem to have a good pr team too, that listens to it's clientele... that's always good.)

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supakeepa

Hey cool. It is pretty neat to get a direct response from the developer. Kudos

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Biceps

Cool site! I had trouble finding my processor in the comparison list... I have a Core2Quad extreme Q9650. It showed up in the initial search, but not the comparison tool. I suppose the point of the site is to help people choose a new processor, not browse older ones, but the novelty of being able to compare how my current rig stacks up to my future rig would be attractive and could help drive purchasing descisions.

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EhJude

Thanks for checking us out Biceps! We agree, a lot of the fun is comparing older CPUs to the newer ones and seeing how they're different. We're hoping to keep expanding the number of CPUs we collect data for (right now we've got a few thousand), but in the meantime there might be a few that we're missing. That said, I believe we should have the Q9650 in our database - here's a comparison of it against the i7 3770k: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core2-Quad-Q9650-vs-Intel-Core-i7-3770K

Thanks again for checking us out and for the feedback :)

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Shalbatana

I think this is a great idea, especially for those looking to get the best bang for the buck. I was looking for something like this when I was building late last year.

What would really set it apart, and perhaps this comes across in the reviews, would be things like "at this price range, this processor is the fastest for video encoding", this other one is the fastest for single threaded apps, etc.

Or perhaps a "versatility" rating. In the lower end it becomes a tough decision to choose an integrated APU over a CPU and cheap gfx card.

One other suggestion (as it seems we have a rep trolling the sites..welcome), all the instruction sets should have links (or mouseovers) to general descriptions. From there you could even hit a chart that lists all chips that support that instruction set.

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EhJude

Not very inconspicuous am I haha. These are some really great suggestions. Based on feedback like yours, we're looking at adding mouseovers that provide descriptions for things like benchmarks since we agree that it can be a little unclear what each means as it is now.

In terms of your 1st suggestion, it's not quite the same, but right now you can mashup different criteria like "performance per dollar" and say, the 3DMark 11 (Physics) benchmark, to get a custom list that shows the cpus with the best value that also excel on that particular benchmark: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/3DMark11-(Physics)-Performance-Per-Dollar-cpus-4864180

Thanks again for all the feedback, i'll share it with the team.

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AFDozerman

I really loved the PPD comparisons. Will be great when looking to build a new rig. All I do is set my maximum price, and then dial in the highest performer. Great work.

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EhJude

Thanks for the feedback, we appreciate it!

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Neufeldt2002

I can really see how this can be handy. Bookmarked for future reference.

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EhJude

Thanks for checking us out :)

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howson

I randomly picked two laptops on Newegg to compare processor performance. One was the HP EliteBook 8770wB9C88AW. It has an i7-3520M 2.9GHz processor. When I tried to look it up using the comparison tool it wasn't found. I assume you have a lot more processors to add to your database?

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EhJude

Yea, although we have data on a few thousand processors, we don't yet have data on every one yet. We're hoping to expand the database further after we launch to include more processors and more data per CPU.

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kylej628

I was thoroughly impressed with the site! Very visual, and very succinct! Granted I found out that my Laptop CPU is better than my Desktop CPU.. but hey! who's counting?

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EhJude

Thanks for checking us out Kyle! Glad to hear you liked the UI, we wanted to make the data pop and our focus is on providing lots of info. quickly and in a user-friendly way, so it made my day to get your feedback.

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Trooper_One

Very handy, minimalist with big fonts, site with a good aggregate of review quotes; I wish I knew about it before I bought my 3770k on Cyber Monday. Keep up the good work!

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EhJude

Thanks, we really appreciate the feedback!

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Joe The Plummer

Passmark has been doing this for years http://www.cpubenchmark.net/

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EhJude

Passmark is a good resource for sure. But we're hoping to take a bit of a different approach, and bring in that benchmark data, but also supplement it with tons of info on specs and reviews of what people are saying as well (and ultimately even thoughts from the community we hope to grow). Our mission is to ultimately become a 1-stop-shop for cpu research so that you can get all the information you need in 1 central place.

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Joe The Plummer

Do you plan to expand to GPU's in the future? Passmark also covers GPU's. I think that might be just as valuable if not even more than CPU's.

I recall a friend of mine many years ago, creating a Home Theater PC that he could also game on. So he bought at the time the latest gen ATI card. He assumed because it was a HD3450 (2008), it was far superior to his much older Radeon 9800 (2003). Well it wasn't! His TV was 1080p but he had to game in a postage stamp size window, otherwise it was frame by frame gaming! He learned his lesson after that.

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EhJude

This is exactly the type of feedback that's really important to us, so thanks for that Joe. We've been thinking more about expanding into GPUs, especially since there seems to be a lot of interest. For now we want to make sure we really nail recommending CPUs before we expand, but we'll keep this in mind and maybe we can help prevent future incidents like the one with your friend ;)

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supakeepa

I'm looking to build a server system with the new Abu Dhabi series Opteron 6344. I'm pretty sure it is a 12-core processor, but the site is listing it as a single core processor. I was really hoping to get a good AMD vs Intel server proc comparison, but the data is still lacking.

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EhJude

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, i'll look into this and get it fixed up ASAP. We're still working out a few of the kinks with the site but data quality is something that's really important to us. We're not perfect yet, but that's our long-term goal.

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