Report: AMD Radeon R9 270X Features Tahiti LE Core

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invisibilian

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I just had enough with this re-branding business. if you don't have a entirely new product line-up to sell, then just introduce that one or two new products that you have. stop throwing your old stuffs in and re-branding them to confuse your customers. That applies to you, too. Nvidia
 

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I just had enough with this re-branding business. if you don't have a entirely new product line-up to sell, then just introduce that one or two new products that you have. stop throwing your old stuffs in and re-branding them to confuse your customers. That applies to you, too. Nvidia
 

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Whats the point of having rebrands lol. In Nvidia u lose ur SLI compability with same older card. In AMD u lose flexibility, because the newer SAME card with diff name have to be the Primary graphic card.
 

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This rebranding is almost as usefull at the post by DeborahCMcDougall...
Btw Toms, why you still have problems with this? Dont remmber seeing those posts before you made the switch to the new UI.
 

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Wait, I thought the 7870 XT was a crippled 7950, with almost 7950 performance, so if the R9 270x is a faster 7870 XT, it should be on par with the 7950. If not a couple of FPS off, and you could probably overclock to between 7950-7970 levels
 

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rebranding is a way to try to fool your avg person into thinking it's a newer card when in fact all it is are extra last gen gpu dies that these companies have that they need to find away to get rid of.
 

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One of the reasons I moved away from Nvidia was the whole flogging a dead horse 8800 mid-range series debacle. Same re-branded chip held them over for three generations iirc.

 

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wow amd.. a real winner here... wait lets use last year technology, drop a new name and the average person doesnt have a clue what they are buying and keep selling the card for the same price as last years model. thought when newer chips come out older generation gets CHEAPER and when was tahiti an Hawaiian island??
 

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Maybe we should wait until the NDA is lifted and we ACTUALLY find out what these new cards are, instead of assuming these reports are 100% correct.
 

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"One of the reasons I moved away from Nvidia was the whole flogging a dead horse 8800 mid-range series debacle. Same re-branded chip held them over for three generations iirc."

4, actually: 8800GTX, (PCIe 2.0)9800GTX, (die shrink)9800GTX+, and (no change) GTS250.

The big reason they would do this would be so they wouldn't have to spend the engineering resources for a total redesign. It certainly is not "to try to fool your avg person into thinking it's a newer card when in fact all it is are extra last gen gpu dies that these companies have that they need to find away to get rid of." Granted, it can be annoying for users at times, (I'm a GTX680 owner, and I can't SLI to a GTX770) but it does help keep costs down, and that keeps prices down.
 


It was the 8800GTS that became the 9800GTX, the GTX8800 was a G80 GPU and it was the 8800GTS that was a G92 GPU.
 

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Does what he misryped change the message that nvidia reused a chip for 3 revisions?

 


No but the typo made it look like it was four generations not three.
 
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