Originally Posted by btarunr
If someone upgrades between HD 5770 and HD 7770, he will be screwed over. Sure, he's paying for not being informed, but that still betrays bad intent by GPU vendors, when either NVIDIA or AMD resort to it.
Will he be screwed over? He is getting what he is getting the performance he is paying for, end of story. If he buys based on name alone, and doesn't get what he thinks he is getting, the graphics card company isn't screwing him over, he gets exactly what he pays for. Besides that, the HD5770 was $160+ when it was new. If he bought a $160 graphics card a year ago, and decides today to buy a sub-$90 graphics card and expect an upgrade, you're an idiot.
There is no bad intent by the graphics card manufacturers, they aren't doing anything malicious. People are still getting the performance per $ that should be getting(if they weren't they would be buying a different product). So, people need to stop blaming their un-informed buying on the people selling the products.
Originally Posted by cheesy999
G92 was the massively rebranded one, covering the 8800GS, 8800GT, 9600GSO, 9800GT, 9800GTX, 9800GTX+, 9800GX2 and GTS 250
G80 was the 8800GTX with the 768MB of ram
A lot of those weren't rebrands. The only rebrands were the 8800GS to 9600GSO(done because no one was buying the 8800GS) and 8800GT to 9800GT(done because the 8800GT was released with the expectation that ATi would keep their x2900 naming scheme, but when ATi jumped to a next generation naming scheme, nVidia had to also to keep their products looking fresh in marketting, and nVidia actually proposed using a tri-SLI capable PCB with this card at first but the AIBs shot it down). Some can argue the GTS250 was a rebrand of the 9800GTX+ too, but IMO the massive changes to the reference PCB made it more than a rebrand, despite using the same core configuration. The rest were just variants of the core, just like every core is used in different variants of cards in different configurations.