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post #51 of 61
great! now AMD fanboys can ****.
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post #52 of 61
Yay, 4870 gets a new DX 11 twin brother
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post #53 of 61
This is illegal! Why aren't the consumer affairs stepping into this and doing something about it? Regardless it being on OEM or not, it's still an illegal practice where nvidia and ati are both profiteering.
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This is illegal! Why aren't the consumer affairs stepping into this and doing something about it? Regardless it being on OEM or not, it's still an illegal practice where nvidia and ati are both profiteering.
Illegal ? How? Its not like they are selling it as NEW cards trying to fool consumers. They already stated hey these 5700 cards have the perfect performance we want for the 6700 cards. So they are not making them as 5700 anymore but 6700 to reflect their position in the new line.

Had they just done it secretly and then came and announced "Yo pps look at our brand new tech 6700 cards" then yes that would be false advertising. However they are pretty open about it.

Heck even before the release of of 6800 cards they said we will not be replacing 5700 cards but continue to support them as the cards below 6800 ones. However a 5700 does not sound right behind a 6800 card since you have 5800 5900 as well. So what do you do to let users know the position? Call it a 6700 and be open about it.

The thing that annoyed enthusiasts about Nvidia, is that they weren't so open about this to consumers AND it was sold to enthusiasts as a new card with better features. Totally different in my eyes.
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post #55 of 61
Disappointing...AMD is getting on the same boat as Nvidia , just like when the 9800GT was launched to "replace" 8800GT.

BTW i dont give a damn about any company,all the companies just try to sell their product (fool costumers are pure gold to them) being "loyal" to certain brands is just lame , we must seek for the best that we can afford.
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post #56 of 61
This is very old news, it was announced at least three months ago that the 5700's would get rebranded to 6700's. I might be wrong but this could even have been announced around summer, so, I don't see any reason to be upset as AMD never made this a secret and have always made it clear this would be for OEM's only.
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post #57 of 61
Technically, these are a bit different since they support a newer HDMI version. Not that it make a big difference or anything...

Still, when you look at their lineup, it has been bumped down a slot, occupying the same spot as the 5670. The 1GB ones launched at $120+, so they're even in the proper price bracket.
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This is illegal! Why aren't the consumer affairs stepping into this and doing something about it? Regardless it being on OEM or not, it's still an illegal practice where nvidia and ati are both profiteering.
what...?

The only reason AMD & nVidia do this; is because they don't have a product in that market segment and OEM's want unified naming.

If it wasn't for the OEM demand, we would just see these called HD5770's and HD5750's most likely.
Or HD5780 & HD5760 because they updated them to HDMI 1.4a
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I leave lurking to say.... I am pissed. ATI you bunch of hobos....
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the 6850 is nearly twice as fast as a 5770.


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the 6850 and the 5770 are pretty close.
    
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