Remember back on June 15th 2007 when I posted about GPUReview's 5,000th video card being added to the database? Well here we are 588 days later with 8,000 video cards under our belt and it feels pretty good. Just think, pretty soon I will be able to use the classic "IT'S OVER 9,000!" joke. I can't wait.
In my 5,000th video card post I mentioned the retail video card search was in development. Well I am going to give you guys the address for that search page right now. Ignore that warning that appears below the search box. That error message is there because there is nothing in the search box yet. Once you enter something in the box and click the search button everything will be cool. You can use this search page to do things like find all the Asus magic cards or all the HIS IceQ cards. Since I often listen bundled games in the card names, you can even use this search to find all the cards that come bundled with games like Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty 4, or even Mirror's Edge. I will make sure that Mike provides a link to this search page so you guys don't need to bookmark it.
As always, Mike is making dozens of improvements to the site. Chief among them is a brand new color scheme and a more flexible layout. I have seen his work in progress, and it looks damn good so far. I am not sure when the resdesign will be launched, but I can say that it will happen this year. I'll get Mike to make an estimate...
And lastly, here is the hard proof of our 8,000ness:
UPDATE: When I put the screws to Mike, he told me that he hopes the new site will be done by the end of the 2nd quarter of 2009. And our Q2 is not some messed up financial year quarter. We here at GPUReview define a year as all the days between January 1st to December 31st.
Mike has removed the error message from the Retail Search page and he said he will put a link to that page on the search page that you can access from the Search Cards link on the menu.