Resource to Compare Performance of Old and New Computers

vdicarlo

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I can find reviews and databases that compare the performance of new desktops and other computers, and reviews of computers that were released at about the same time, but cannot find a database that compares new and old computers with each other, information that seems essential in making buying decisions. Can anyone help?
 

k1114

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It's just with different setups and so many possibilities, there's no way to compare even modern ones. You have to compare individual components vs your needs and budget. There are some comparison sites, but they are unreliable and often give wrong info. It's not an easy thing when you don't know what you are looking at. I just say for people to post on here and get help.
 

k1114

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There's the tom's hierarchy charts.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-hierarchy,4312.html

Notebookcheck I use for laptops but they don't seem to be correct when comparing to the desktop gpus they have.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphics-Cards.13849.0.html

Otherwise some synthetics like passmark which I found more reliable than other synthetics. But I still say to take any synthetics with a grain of salt. I'd suggest posting what you are looking at on the forums and get others' opinions before buying.
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/index.php
 

vdicarlo

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Thanks @k1114. Helpful information though not really what I was looking for. On the other hand, maybe now I'll be able to give up my fruitless searching.
 

k1114

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It's just with different setups and so many possibilities, there's no way to compare even modern ones. You have to compare individual components vs your needs and budget. There are some comparison sites, but they are unreliable and often give wrong info. It's not an easy thing when you don't know what you are looking at. I just say for people to post on here and get help.
 
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