I consider lwn the gold standard for linux sites (the H was great as well, but lwn has articles that no one could match). They've been around as long as I can remember and even with their fan base, and subsciptions, they don't have anywhere near the kind of resources you'd need for the kind work you're talking about, IMHO.
Larabel could have a staff as well, if he actually tried to build a good site from the start instead of putting so many ads on it I had no choice but to use adblock just to make the site even readable, or do you not remember when the site didn't just have text that was mostly links back to previous Proronix articles but also had in line text ads filling in the gaps between those so that every page was just a pile of links, half of which if you accidentally placed the cursor over would open up into windows that would cover half of the page. Or how about the full page ads that would takeover the site floating over the page and wouldn't go away?
It was crap like that of top of the bad reporting and bad netiquette(never citing sources of his articles and linking back to himself and only himself) that pisses me off about Larabel to this very day. When you question him about it you can see what he does, he complains about adblockers and says he only cares about the premium zealots. He should just shut the page down to all non premium members for a month then and see how well that goes for him.
I long for the day someone else starts a new Linux hardware benchmarking site. Anyone have the time for it? Make a kickstarter and I'll be among your first contributors.