Monday, March 12th 2007

Mnemonic issues in ATIs X2K lineup

If you look around at the notebook market today you will possibly find a solution which features a so called Mobility Radeon X2300 graphics chip. If you think about it this is something odd, the whole R600 aka X2K series is still be announced. Though the XbitLabs reported about one of these (the Asus A8Jr laptop) this January already. Today TheInquirer sheds some light onto the situation. It seems like AMD/ATI are mixing up the brand names of different chip generations. This former mentioned X2300 Mobility chip is in fact a rebranded X1300 chip, so nothing really fast and nowhere near sporting enough to be named in line with the R600 stuff.Source: TheInquirer
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7 Comments on Mnemonic issues in ATIs X2K lineup

#1
Eric_Cartman
just enough to confuse the customer and make them think they are getting something more than what they really are
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
At first I was fixing to mess my pants, then I Was like, wait, it cant be out yet. Then I read its a rebranded. ::ROFL::
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sinner33
Just more branding to sell their garbage that no the slightly more knowledgable don't want to the ignorant masses. :nutkick:

ATI's branding is going down the drain. What happened to bigger numbers actually meaning better shit? :cool:

I'm with NVIDIA on this, because at least they don't go around trying to trick people with the way they brand their cards. :rolleyes:
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Zubasa
by: sinner33
Just more branding to sell their garbage that no the slightly more knowledgable don't want to the ignorant masses. :nutkick:

ATI's branding is going down the drain. What happened to bigger numbers actually meaning better shit? :cool:

I'm with NVIDIA on this, because at least they don't go around trying to trick people with the way they brand their cards. :rolleyes:
Don't want to disappoint you.:respect:
The fact is 7100GS uses the same NV44 core as the 6200.:shadedshu
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#5
Demon_82
And the Radeon 9100 was a Radeon 8500 two years later... too much examples for me.
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#6
Namslas90
Hey, that 'rebranded' X1300 chip for laptops; is a major upgrade compared to what was available before, with ATI mobility.
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#7
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
I bet the namechange has come about where the chip has massively increase clock frequencies, ATi can plausibly get away with moving the name of the chip up a whole 1000 that way. Its still a weak excuse, but its legal.
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