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Since the very first DirectX 10-ready graphics cards by AMD, we've been used to the "Radeon HD xyz0" nomenclature, in which "x" denoted generation, "y" market segment, and "z" variant. That all is about to change with the company's Volcanic Islands GPU family, which will be unveiled (at least to the press), later this month. Using the same "x, y, z" variables as mentioned before, the new nomenclature could look like "Radeon Ry xz i" (where the new variable "i" could denote special features).

More here: http://www.techpowerup.com/190428/next-generation-amd-radeon-series-nomenclature-detailed.html

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R8950 will replace my HD 7850, am I naming it correct?
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More here: http://www.techpowerup.com/190428/next-generation-amd-radeon-series-nomenclature-detailed.html

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R8950 will replace my HD 7850, am I naming it correct?

R9 85i according to the article anyway. R8 95i makes more sense tbh.
Edited by Syan48306 - 9/9/13 at 3:23am
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Shouldn't it be R2 since its a new generation?(guessing HD started with 2000) if its R9 then that means we are already on the last generation

actually i mean the flagship should be called R9 2970 ?
Edited by Phenomanator53 - 9/9/13 at 3:50am
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so........ '7970' = R9 770?, dayum this is confusing, first number should normally indicate which one is better, aka, R9 760
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I got it as R9 280 for the '9970'
2 = 2nd gen gcn,
80 for a full die

so a 9870 would be R8 280, correct?
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Names are just names but this sure seems like a confusing naming scheme.
 
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Arrgh, this makes me want to wait for Maxwell in February. Maximus motherboard, Maxwell video card, yup that works for me. Have had so many doubts about AMD over the last few months, the decision making is borderline awful. It would be the first time I've ever had an Nvidia card, but maybe it's about time, I'm getting the feeling it is.


GTX 880 here I come.


What's up Max? smile.gif
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I got it as R9 280 for the '9970'
2 = 2nd gen gcn,
80 for a full die

so a 9870 would be R8 280, correct?

Yup. Or R7. Depends what prefixes they will use. I guess they reserve the even numbers (A4, 6, 8, 10) for the APUs and have R5, 7, 9 for the GPUs.
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Sounds much easier to spot fast cards at first glance.

Since the segment indicator is right after the R, it's just like on Intel's Core i series, or AMD's FX nomenclature.

Then the subsequent numbers are just like nVIDIA's naming scheme. First number generation, second and third number the variation of the core.
   
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Arrgh, this makes me want to wait for Maxwell in February. Maximus motherboard, Maxwell video card, yup that works for me. Have had so many doubts about AMD over the last few months, the decision making is borderline awful. It would be the first time I've ever had an Nvidia card, but maybe it's about time, I'm getting the feeling it is.


GTX 880 here I come.


What's up Max? smile.gif

What is with AMD front that causes you to have troubles with cards? Could you elaborate more on this; I am planning to buy 8970 instead of 780(if leaks hold true).

Thanks
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