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I was just sitting around talking to a friend today when I got into a rant about how ridiculous model names are for motherboards, particularly the P67 boards in my sticky (which is what got me thinking).

So, I felt like I wanted to share my thoughts.


First off, you have ASUS.

Their names go like this:

P(x)¹ - P/X(xx)² - (Suffix)³ | As in, P8 - P67 - EVO

So, first off, you'll notice that ASUS decided to put a "P"
Why is that? Are they copying Intel's P-series moniker? Why would they do that when the X-series is known as better?
It's like they're claiming they're the P45 of the motherboard industry.

¹ P(x) stands for P6, P7, P8, etc.
Okay, why do we need to know which generation they're on? Does it matter?
"Oh great for ASUS, their P67 is also their 8th generation - way to go guys!"
² P/X(xx) stands for P45, X58, P67, etc.
Now this makes sense. P45 stands for Performance and X58 stand for Extreme. That's Intel's choice and I could understand it.
³ (Suffix) stands for EVO, Deluxe, Pro, etc.
I actually prefer a name to a number, but why choose such rehashed names - who says EVO is better than Deluxe, Deluxe better than Pro?
They might as well go with P8P67-Good and P8P67- Decent.


Then, you have Gigabyte.

Their names go like this:

GA¹ - P/X(xx)A² - UD(x)³ | As in, GA - P67 - UD7

I'm specifically referring to P67 motherboards here, because their pre-P67 motherboard names went from UD7 to USB3.

¹ GA This one, I find way funnier.
They literally have their COMPANY NAME in every product they make.
It's like Intel calling the i7-2600k the ITL-2600k.
It just doesn't get any more hilarious and ridiculous than that.
² P/X(xx)A Now, you might miss it, but after the X58/P67, etc they add the letter "A".
I assume it stands for "Awesome."
³ (Suffix) With Gigabyte, we don't get a name, we get a number - a single number (3, 4, 5, 7, etc.).
But not without reminding us of their ULTRA DURABLE technology.
They literally put UD in every motherboard name, as if it was the staple of the industry.
Imagine Intel putting their Tri-Gate Transistor technology moniker in every product name.
It would turn the i7-2600k into the i7-2600k-TGT. Seriously..


Then, you have MSI.

Their names go like this:

P(xx)A¹ - GD/C(xx)² | As in, P67A - GD65

First thing you'll notice is that MSI have simplified their motherboard name mold.
They don't care whether you know that it's 12.5th generation of whatever they're selling.
Nor do they place their company name into their product.

¹ P(xx)A The standard chipset name, as well as an "A" for a little bit of Awesome.
² GD/C)xx) Just like Gigabyte, MSI simply had to place two meaningless letters in front of the model number.
So let's think up of what GD could stand for. I say it stands for "Good Job!" As in, "Good Job to us, MSI, for making this motherboard! Haha!"
And I like to think that the "C"-line stands for "Caring".. because "MSI really Cares about you", which is why they price their "C"-line the cheapest.


So there you have it. Basically, motherboard manufacturers think they can put any letter, number or symbol before, after and inside their motherboards and we have to memorize it..

Or we can go to my sticky, where it's all laid out in a plain, easy-to-understand graph form.

Oh, and don't think other manufacturers don't do act accordingly
I could do the same thing for G.Skill, eVGA.. oh lord, eVGA with their "WIN" line.. I can see Charlie Sheen as their new Mascot.
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My brain hurts. That looks like some Einstein equation.
     
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All companies do that with mdl numbers, sometimes the letters/numbers actually stand for things, sometimes they dont but all the time it is an attempt to create a string of letters/numbers not already represented in any industry, you think motherboards are bad, try Air Conditioners/Furnaces/Household appliances sometimes. For instance, Trane mdl numbers pre 1990 (I think thats they year, god I hate Trane and Lennox mdl/srl numbers) dont make a lick of sense, neither do the srl numbers.
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My brain hurts.
Damn, I thought I made it easy to understand.

I'll try to make a graph when I'm in a more joking mood.
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All companies do that with mdl numbers, sometimes the letters/numbers actually stand for things, sometimes they dont but all the time it is an attempt to create a string of letters/numbers not already represented in any industry, you think motherboards are bad, try Air Conditioners/Furnaces/Household appliances sometimes. For instance, Trane mdl numbers pre 1990 (I think thats they year, god I hate Trane and Lennox mdl/srl numbers) dont make a lick of sense, neither do the srl numbers.
I know, but I didn't want to list EVERY manufacturer, and I got the idea from my motherboard sticky where all the names are laid out more easily.

I'd like to see you go to G.Skill site and copy every F2-8500CL5S-2GBPK model number!
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Thats ok I still cant think of a meaning for i3, i5 or i7
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I know, but I didn't want to list EVERY manufacturer, and I got the idea from my motherboard sticky where all the names are laid out more easily.

I'd like to see you go to G.Skill site and copy every F2-8500CL5S-2GBPK model number!
Oh I wasnt arguing with your logic, instead amplifying it showing that the insanity goes far past motherboards and invades every aspect of life.
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OK,

Well to start off, you just wasted the best part of 10 minutes of your time on a thread that no one is going to care about. So what if a company uses GA in their product line so that it goes with their company name? Who are you to decide that a naming convention is rediculus.

I think you've tried to make a thread that you honestly believe people are going to agree with you and actually care. No one cares, all they care about is that the product they buy works and does the job. My board, the P6X58D-E, do you think I saw this board and though "I really like the name, that's why i'm going to buy it"? No, I didn't, I read the reviews on this board, I saw that it was a reliable, overclockable and would do what I wanted it to do.

Seriously, this is THE most pointless, useless and Idiotic thread i've read today. If you're going to start a thread, make it about something interesting or worthwhile.

Comps.
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OK,

Well to start off, you just wasted the best part of 10 minutes of your time on a thread that no one is going to care about. So what if a company uses GA in their product line so that it goes with their company name? Who are you to decide that a naming convention is rediculus.

I think you've tried to make a thread that you honestly believe people are going to agree with you and actually care. No one cares, all they care about is that the product they buy works and does the job. My board, the P6X58D-E, do you think I saw this board and though "I really like the name, that's why i'm going to buy it"? No, I didn't, I read the reviews on this board, I saw that it was a reliable, overclockable and would do what I wanted it to do.

Seriously, this is THE most pointless, useless and Idiotic thread i've read today. If you're going to start a thread, make it about something interesting or worthwhile.

Comps.
You cared enough to get angry? Or even slightly perturbed, absence of caring would equal absence of irritated rant by compuman145
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Not angry or annoyed, i'm just bored with pointless threads that yeild no real contribution to OCN.
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