AMD rebrands Radeon 6670 to 7670

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  1. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    It's shady to do this for both companies I'll say that, but difference between how Nvidia and AMD do it is Nvidia claims these rebrands are something new, better, and high performance gpus. AMD does this as well, but most of this advertisement is done by the OEM's and not AMD themselves.
     
  2. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Thats kinda sad, at least make a die shrink and 28nm..
     
  3. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    im sure some of those 28nm gpus that didnt make the cut, could of been used for something.
     
  4. PinguX

    PinguX Master Guru

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    Nvidia rebranded high end cards (9 series), thats why people complained about it.
     

  5. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    performance for entry level cards really isn't a priority, so less concern from the enthusiast community. nVidia, however, branded the 8800GT as the 9800GT and claimed it was somehow superior to the card under it's 8800GT branding...
     
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    volkov956 Ancient Guru

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    they rebraned the 9800GT as welll one more time
     
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  8. sykozis

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    Exactly what did they rebrand it to? GTS250 is the only card from the 200 series to use a G92 GPU. The rest of the 200 series used G2xx GPUs.

    GTS250 was a rebranded 9800GTX+....
     
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    I don't remember but they did rebrand the 8800GT twice. The GT240 or something?
     
  10. dchalf10

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    It was rebranded several times, I think one time it was a die shrink and then later it was an o.c and power usage change. It still sucks but at least it wasn't exactly the same.

    I think it was 8800gt~9800gt~9800gt+~GT240...:-(
     

  11. vbetts

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    You're thinking of the die shrink of the 65nm GTX to the 55nm GTX+, unless OEM's got a die shrink version of the GT.
     
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    Like you guys said, it's true that it's worse for a company to rebrand high end products. Still, AMD's lost some of my respect because of this.

    Licking OEM companies' boots... Pfft.
     
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    The smart ones get the bargains, the stupid ones get ripped off. Nuff said.
     
  14. vbetts

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    Let's be real now though, you look at the average person that knows a few things about computers, what do you think they'll buy? I'm sure most if not all members of guru3d here all love building PC's and learning about them, but it's easy to say majority of people out there don't enjoy it as much as us or any other PC community out there. So why make the hassle of building a computer, when you can even just go to Walmart, and buy a prebuilt OEM computer and just hook up a few wires and cords? AMD is thinking of the average customer here considering it's the OEM's that make the most money in computers.
     
  15. PhazeDelta1

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    higher number just means its better. :thumbup:
     

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    But this is even worse since the 7k series is a generational leap in architecture with no similarities to the 6k series.

    This is not the first time AMD/ATI has done this, take the Radeon 9600 for instance. It would go on to be the:
    Mobility Radeon 9600, 9700, Radeon x300, x600, x1050 with all the other variations like the Radeon 9550, SE and XT and others.

    Nvidia has done this as well in the past but not on an architecture leap series.

     

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