[citation][nom]amk-aka-Phantom[/nom]Great, even MORE re-branded GPUs to remember! Good thing I deal only with desktops lately. It'll be a major disappointment for everyone if AMD/nVidia will also pull rebranding trick on their next-gen desktop cards.[/citation]
does amd at least have confirmed new architecture across the board with the desktop? all i really know is the 2 high end cards are probably the only ones to get new memory. [citation][nom]amk-aka-Phantom[/nom]... instead, we get downgrades. Like Bulldozer.[/citation]
intel stumbled with their first consumer multi thread solution too... i had one...
[citation][nom]de5_roy[/nom]cool! new radeon 7000 series gp...wait, these are just rebadged 6000m gpus. so technically, the 7000 series gpus did debut.... wonder when the real 28 nm gpus will debut. is southern islands platform amd's first designed gpu since they merged ati? iirc the 6000 series was ati's but first amd released.amd's phenom ii x4 840 could be an example of cpu rebadging. iirc intel rebadged a xeon cpu (i forgot the model number) to pentium extreme edition to compete with then-athlon cpus.edit: i could be wrong about the rebadging....that was a long time ago, during the time of myths and legends....[/citation]
i think rebranding is keeping everything more or less exactly the same, one gen to the next. intel moving xenon to pentium i beleive is a different term, but i cant remember what it is...
[citation][nom]amk-aka-Phantom[/nom]So... how is that relevant to what I said?[/citation]
he thinks that the intel high end gpus are there because amd fell, when in fact they would be there regardless.
but the fact is, for the die size, they aren't over charging much at all, especially when you figure in everything else.
hell i am willing to bet that most of the high end chips intel put out, at least sense the p2 era, were high cost due to low yeild rates, its not like now where amd can cover losses on bad chips by disabling cores, you had once core on one chip, if its not perfect, everything is broke. also smaller silicon sizes and larger sizes of the chips.
im probably getting a bit off topic though.