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post #41 of 61
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Originally Posted by Kevlo View Post
A 5770 is about equal to a 4870, a 6850 is around the speed of a 5850...

2x 4870s equal around (To a Bit Faster Than) a 5850....

5770<<<<<<6850
Which Equals To:
6770<<<<<<6850
Wow I love OCN. You get to learn the transitive property of video cards.
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post #42 of 61
If its oem only w/e still dont like it its just to sell some not so crap gateway or dell's with old tech and brand em for gaming but if it doesent effect anyone negative it's ok since the 6770 at least will be pretty good
    
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This will suck, though. I configged an Ibuypower rig for my friend in TX to buy, and it had a 5770. Now some idiot kid can just buy an OEM and gloat to her all "5770? HA! Mine's a SIX!"
And she can call that kid a douche bag and tell them to get tea-bagged. It's really that simple.
 
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post #44 of 61
i can't really see anyone in the market for a pre-built machine caring what the graphics card is called, but the marketers could use it to their advantage... " it has a 1.025gb of vram and has a core clo... *custormer looks at him weirdly*... it's a 6770!" "WOW, i'll take it"
well done amd
Edited by gamingowiz - 1/21/11 at 7:17pm
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post #45 of 61
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who builds their own pc in the real world?
Well about 99% of the people on this forum does
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post #46 of 61
They made this because it's better for OEM brands to sell things from the current line than from an older product line.

If they went retail I'd go mad. But since they aren't, I don't care that much.
   
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post #47 of 61
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At least they won't be selling this nonsense to individual builders.
Exactly. This is so OEMS can brag in the pc specs that it uses AMDs newest 6 series graphics. Its the way the game is played, and I understand although do not approve of their decision to do this. I actually appreciate that they are not making this available for retailers, it shows at least that they aren't trying to deceive system builders. Most people who buy OEM computers don't really care and will be happier for their ignorance anyway.

I ragged pretty hard on Nvidia in the past for their re-branding nonsense and this really is mostly the exact same thing. AMD has managed to execute this with a little more class though I think. Again, I feel like this is a decision meant to appease OEM system builder like dell, hp, and the rest rather then to try and sell more graphics cards through deception. I do hope this doesn't become a lasting trend in the graphics business, from either AMD or Nvidia.
post #48 of 61
How long will it be before some snot nosed wannabe pulls one of those cards out and uses it in his new system saying "it's a 6".
Which brings me to my next question, if it's a 6 in the OEM brand does that mean it's still a 6 when you pull it out.
I hope this doesn't become normal practice for Nividia or ATI because it's the tech savy hardcore that buys the big ticket "monster cards".
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What's the point of selling the same card with different names?
To make the card look more attractive.
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post #50 of 61
This is old news, also who cares?

I think that it's great, you have a card that is a good performer and now it's low end and being sold in "Mainstream" PC's.

But for those that jump on the "OMG OMG OMG RE BRAND, BAD AS NVIDIA", at least it's OEM and not getting palmed off as a new card for the consumer.

But all that said I think that it will make a great card for the masses.
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