Wednesday, March 31st 2010

I will be leaving TPU!

After all the drama in the comments section of our Fermi review, I realized that continuing with hardware reviews and this tech "scene" might not be what I want to do with my time in the future.

So I looked for options out of this mess, and found one, TPU will be operated by a different company in the near future, I will be leaving the site. But fear not, most of the staff will remain here, the site and forums will stay the same in the near future (months). However, I have no idea what's going to change in the long run but I'm sure it will be for the best.

Further info and a more detailed schedule will follow when I have a better idea what will happen with my software projects and other internals of the site.

More info here
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869 Comments on I will be leaving TPU!

#1
HalfAHertz
If someone asked me to summarize W1z with one sentence, it would be " A true technological pioneer" . I can only put one other person in the same category - Anand Lal Shimpi. I don't want to be disrespectful to all the hard working engineers at Intel, Amd, Ati or Nvidia but it's people like W1z and Anand that bring down technology to us - the common folks, and try to explain it in an understandable manner. I feel enlightened every time after reading an article of theirs.

Before I found out about Atitools and Gpu-Z graphic card overclocking was like black magic to me( as to everybody else back then I'm sure). They may not have been the first tools for the job but they sure were the most user friendly and were always up to the task.
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#2
caleb
Im actually willing to believe this. You have done an amazing job with this site. I have been a rare but constant visitor for 6 years (WTF!?) and Ive seen it go from modding 9800SE forum ,visiting ABIT factories :) to what it is now a great news source and a forum with masses!

Why would any of you be surprised with him "giving" the site away to another company ? It's prolly worth a nice piece of cash and after all life is life.

On the other hand it would still be a bit sad because the site would become commercial and I think it would never be the same TPU and it could eventually go the way 3dgamers.com did.

Happy holidays :)
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#3
jimmyz
warup89 said:
so wait....Fermi started all of this? damn that Fermi chip surely is FAIL, i mean its even affecting TPU.

-That sucks though, i hope Wizzard is not leaving just because of this one review, but instead of a long awaited realization; then I'll understand.
I think Fermi was just the Flamethrower that burned the bridge. He seems to have been considering this for a little while now.
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#4
burebista
For me is one of the worst days on net this year. I still can't believe he's leaving but in the same time I understand him perfectly.
Sometime too much is too much even when you're doing something from passion.

As for morons/trolls/whatever bugs they are that managed to fill W1zzard's glass I can't say anything decent I just hope that they'll disappear in their holes but unfortunately they won't. That's "modern" net and big forums. Usually they must be squashed with a ban but others will replace them. We have a word here: Stupid's mother is always pregnant.

Thank you W1zzard for all you've done and I hope that you'll find your way and peace outside TPU.
God bless you, you're one of a kind.
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#5
Black Panther
Senior Moderator™
I hope it's a joke... :(

I really don't want you to leave like all the rest also said. But you gave so much to TPU W1zzard, to be honest it isn't fair that the TPU community continues to demand more from you.
You're one of the top hardware gurus, you got so much more potential which you can tap once free from babysitting a website...
You're a great guy who always gave so much help, I will never forget the help you gave me through pm's when I was getting my laptop from Germany.

What I hope is that you're not leaving just because of those 4 or 5 ungrateful idiots who crapped over your fermi review. That just wouldn't be fair to you heck it's tantamount to bullying... :(
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#6
Paintface
rumor is that nvidia is sueing wizz for screwing with the benchmark numbers after being bribed by ATI.

I know you dont want that info out there wizz, but i want everyone to know that you dont do this for yourself but for the good of TPU and the hardcore ATI fanbase
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#8
DanishDevil
Paintface said:
rumor is that nvidia is sueing wizz for screwing with the benchmark numbers after being bribed by ATI.

I know you dont want that info out there wizz, but i want everyone to know that you dont do this for yourself but for the good of TPU and the hardcore ATI fanbase
What?
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#9
DaedalusHelios
DanishDevil said:
What?
I know right..... :confused:

Sounds plausible with how tech companies operate these days. Everybody is guilty until proven innocent thanks to lawyers powered by deep pockets.
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#10
HalfAHertz
Paintface said:
rumor is that nvidia is sueing wizz for screwing with the benchmark numbers after being bribed by ATI.

I know you dont want that info out there wizz, but i want everyone to know that you dont do this for yourself but for the good of TPU and the hardcore ATI fanbase
Would you kindly stfu and stop trolling?
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#11
jasper1605
Paintface said:
rumor is that nvidia is sueing wizz for screwing with the benchmark numbers after being bribed by ATI.

I know you dont want that info out there wizz, but i want everyone to know that you dont do this for yourself but for the good of TPU and the hardcore ATI fanbase
let's keep the rumor-mill shut down for now. We don't need it. Nor do we want it.
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#12
DanishDevil
I was saying "What?" as in, you're nuts for thinking that W1zzard would do such a thing.
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#13
Yukikaze
DanishDevil said:
I was saying "What?" as in, you're nuts for thinking that W1zzard would do such a thing.
Nucking Futs, even...
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#14
Paintface
it explains why fermi got such bad reviews and why wizz is gonna work for ATI now ( if you guys didnt get the hint he is working for a different company now )
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#15
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
Paintface said:
rumor is that nvidia is sueing wizz for screwing with the benchmark numbers after being bribed by ATI.

I know you dont want that info out there wizz, but i want everyone to know that you dont do this for yourself but for the good of TPU and the hardcore ATI fanbase
thats your second one today whos awesome? your awesome!

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#16
Footman
That seriously sucks....

I have been following you for years, even though I don't comment often. I visit your site at least 4-5 times a week and prefer your reviews to other tech sites. Love the way you test at specific resolutions, the graphs are easy to read and absorb.

I respect your decision to move on, but am sad that a few assholes pushed you to do this.

I hope that you change your mind but if not good luck, you will be missed....

Footman
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#17
Kantastic
Paintface said:
rumor is that nvidia is sueing wizz for screwing with the benchmark numbers after being bribed by ATI.

I know you dont want that info out there wizz, but i want everyone to know that you dont do this for yourself but for the good of TPU and the hardcore ATI fanbase
HalfAHertz said:
Would you kindly stfu and stop trolling?
jasper1605 said:
let's keep the rumor-mill shut down for now. We don't need it. Nor do we want it.
Lets respect W1zz's request and keep the drama down okay?
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#18
warup89
I kinda understand his reason for leaving, reviewing is hard even more when you have dead lines. He reviews a very large variety of games at different settings, all of that takes a lot of time, and after you post you hard work for the world to see and then you get sh1t on???????


-i personally would be pissed too.
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#19
KainXS
If its true I really hope the company that take over isn't something like asus or something because then im not stayin, too much drama on those kinds of forums.
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#21
KainXS
no plz no grills now
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#22
DaedalusHelios
Paintface said:
it explains why fermi got such bad reviews and why wizz is gonna work for ATI now ( if you guys didnt get the hint he is working for a different company now )
Hmmm are you trolling? :laugh:

What is your source sir? Got a link for us perhaps?
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#23
Mike0409
Paintface said:
rumor is that nvidia is sueing wizz for screwing with the benchmark numbers after being bribed by ATI.

I know you dont want that info out there wizz, but i want everyone to know that you dont do this for yourself but for the good of TPU and the hardcore ATI fanbase
And I just discovered "The God Particle"

I think this is the drama bullshit W1zz was talking about.
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#24
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
KainXS said:
If its true I really hope the company that take over isn't something like asus or something because then im not stayin, too much drama on those kinds of forums.
that and for some reason companys like to drape their site is flash and other BS and make them incredably hard to navigate. then you get a 404 thats like

"lol were did you want to go dude? theirs nothin here!!"
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#25
douglatins
Hehe, guys.... uhm guys.... like uhmm.... thats aprils fools right?... i mean cmon guys.... WTF... OMG, no way, pls don't....
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