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AMD Rebrands Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs to HD 8000 for OEMs

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. eidairaman1

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    Nope so they honestly think they are getting a good deal, for them its price that matters- performance they care if it can run youtube and internet and play videos or music. Plus if they get a Monitor Keyboard Mouse and Printer for say 200-600 bux
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    It is not out yet, once its out then we will determine what it is

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    I am out to buy a PC that has an HD 8780 in it. I have read an HD 8780 review on TPU, and was very impressed by it, hence my decision to buy. I see Dell offering a desktop machine that boasts HD 8780. I may or may not notice that Dell's specs for that card differ from what I've seen in the mentioned review. I may or may not realize what AMD has done, and I decide to buy the Dell. I have been mislead, and once I discover it, I will return the desktop, outraged, I will voice my protest everywhere I can.

    Hurt sales.
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    When are you going to discover it when you couldn't be bothered to read the spec sheet to begin with.
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    If I understand, they will only be available through OEM so the OEM and one that has a review here would be exactly the same
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    This is the same kind of outrage as when it appeared that the HD 6770 was "secretly" a 5770 (as was publicly announced and thus no deceipt). Whatever
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Wow! Rebranding everything for OEM desktops. That is pathetic.
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    Most people who go out and purchase a per-built desktop will never know this happened and most likely don't care so despite us computer enthusiasts seeing this as a pretty crappy thing to do, they can get away with it.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I think it's less confusing than 7970, 7970 GHZ, 7950, 7950 GHZ, 7950 BOOST, 7870, 7870XT, 7870 BOOST...


    IF we are left with just 7970/7950 then 8970/8950 are the boost cards, this works really well, imho, because if anything, the current naming is as confusing as can be. Make all the GHZ/boost/youplaymeiplayyou cards the 8-series, leave the original 7-series as 7-series, and I am one happy camper.
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    Nice idea...
    But of course that won't be the case. We already have (as example) 7950 Boost, 7950 vanilla, 7950 reduced-BoM/limited OC potential, plus a resell market of BIOS flashed to Boost. To that you can add the OEM 8950 which will -like every other OEM card- find its way into the retail channel as white box parts, warranty replacement/owner swap-outs. Ain't no way you're shutting that particular Pandora's Box.

    I'd have preferred moving back to ATi's naming scheme - XT, Pro, XL, GT with leaving the top SKU XT vacant unless AMD know that the launch card/process won't be significantly improved upon, and if something happens (miracle of silicon revision efficiency) you'd have the XTX suffix as a fall back on.
    Still, the way that IHV/OEM marketing like to bleed the user base, it's not overly surprising that they'd pass up any opportunity to slip the shiv in.
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    those codes are used in the GPU code names nowadays. But I understand what youre getting at.

    I honestly feel Pro should be the highest model atleast before they came up with XT etc.

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