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AMD to Announce New Naming System Next Week

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Source: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=7527

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AMD will introduce a new modeling system for its processors. Under the new naming scheme, the performance rating goes away in favor of an alphanumeric model. AMD will also refer to the new Athlon 64 X2 models simply as AMD Athlon. AMD will drop the “64†suffix claiming it is no longer necessary to claim 64-bit support and allows for a shorter name.

The new naming scheme debuts early next week with the Athlon X2 BE-2350 and BE-2300 models. The new alphanumeric modeling system allows AMD to designate different models by thermal design power, processor series and speed.
Again is this a bad thing or a good thing?
Cause really I don't know in my own opinion.
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post #2 of 29
they should just change the x2 6000+ into x2 2400- so we can compare it to core2duo
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So they have taken out the 64 to make it shorter, and add a BE to make it longer....it's the same length.
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they should just change the x2 6000+ into x2 2400- so we can compare it to core2duo
yes i think so to,This would make it easer to compare the intel and AMD cpus,or they should name it like the AMD Phenom/Athlon x2 BE 6600 or somthing so that you now what you are buying.
    
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More names/codes to learn
    
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post #6 of 29
I think this new naming scheme is a very good idea, as you can tell the processors power, speed and series from the name.
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So they're basically bringing a modified version of how they name their Turions to the desktop chips. Not really something to celebrate over. I'd rather see the actual chips in action.
    
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meh. Why not go back to naming the damn chips by their speed? lol. Just put 2.5Ghz Athlon. tada.
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post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
meh. Why not go back to naming the damn chips by their speed? lol. Just put 2.5Ghz Athlon. tada.
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Whose AMD?
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