Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Aug 30, 2010.
I'm throwing one out there!!!
They aren't dropping the Radeon GPU's, just the ATI name on them.
It would only take effect later this year, during the 6000 series. For now they're still ATi (the 5000 series).
I feel like the last scene in Toy Story-3. Andy's going to college.
Seems like this is designed to help AMD cpu sales.
Maybe they are hoping some of their gpu success rubs off?
This doesn't seem to be helping AMD stock today. They need new CPU's fast.
I admit out of all the new logo's that is definatly my fav one.... shame its not the one amd chose
Not true, Intel have their ways and they don't want that little CPU maker AMD next to their logo, so any OEM rigs with Intel guts and an AMD GFX card will not display the AMD logo, it just says Radeon, big fail by AMD, they gain no more publicity yet kill of a massive GFX brand established 25 years ago.
And on hardware next to Intel logo
so according to those graphs, AMD has gained a crapload of marketshare. its split bout even now between it n nvidia correct.
Well, when i go to my local computer store to order me my shiny new radeon 6xxx, i bet my ass that i'll say: one ati radeon 6xxx, please! and the guy behind the counter will go WTF dude... :shadedshu
anyhow, i shall always remember my ati radeon 9600pro that fell honourably to my overclocking tortures and my current X1800gto is still faithfully ticking @ 675/1350mhz since 2006. (it can even pull off 700/1400mhz, which is a pretty damn high oc for the said card if you ask me!)
Meh. Three little letters don't make any difference to me.
Those in the know will see no difference but those who don't will ask for ATI - not see them and then purchase NVidia because they think ATI is no longer available. Talking about shooting yourself in the foot!
Totally wasn't necessary. Don't know anyone that would have mixed up APUs with ATI. The CPU side has always been linked with AMD while GPU to ATI. The new APUs would have been seen as an AMD part regardless. Using the ATI name in marketing likely would have helped sales for those too since its got a stronger like factor than AMD.
You will be missed
The end of an era...
Isn't it going to cost a shit load of cash re-naming there gpu's?
Any way I welcome the change
I disagree. Nobody I know refers to them as Radeon or by partner name. They refer to them as ATi (insert model number here).
That said, I don't think it will make much difference in the grand scheme of things.
Now here's a good read, something AMD should highly listen too. There will be a lot of I Told You So AMD after the ATI brand is no more.
You Heard it here first (Dan Rathers asks 20mmrain for News Advice) J/K I am just happy I found a story first this time and my thread didn't get closed down LMAO!
Never mind Sigh It was closed now. It was fun while it lasted!
Join the Stay Alive Campaign for ATI
I can see a lot of people being confused by this in the near future. Most people who are not into these things, not only are not aware of AMD buying ATi, but are just now realizing that ATi cards are just as / better than what Nvidia has to offer.
If one thing bugs me though it's that I won't see the name "Athlon" again from what I can tell. I can't forgive this to AMD.
"Vision" sounds like something Microsoft(R)(TM) would make.
I would , if there's more people , im in !!!
That's not becase of a hope of getting it back , but that's the least we can do for celebrating demise.
You could also say like calling it FIAT but it is owned by Ford..........SO if we named changed Ferrari it would go under Ford brand not FIAT that is what Henry Jr bought FIAT for.
If they can`t read the logo on the XFX card by the pci-e fingers then well.......They have had AMD on the cards this whole time look here (srry if i get in trouble for the pic )http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_5000_Leaks/images/xfx5870.jpg
They are keeping the Radeon name so it wil have the new Radeon sticker .
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