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post #31 of 64
amd's naming scheme was fine until the 6000 series..


when a 6870 is really a 6770, the naming jumped up, and there is no room for the dual gpu card so they had to call it 6990 rather than the 6970 it should have been.

why they mess it up now?
     
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post #32 of 64
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Originally Posted by cayennemist View Post
the way they number these is screwy...?

I'm more of a ATI/AMD fan but at least Nvidia has a good name system.
Like skipping the GTX3xx series, and randomly naming their 2 lowest end 5xx cards with the suffix TI?
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post #33 of 64
lol, true... the only thing that anyone can figure is that the higher the number, the generally better it is. EXCEPT for GTX 460 and 465, the 460 pwned it hard.
     
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post #34 of 64
AMD certainly screwed up the naming/numbering scheme of their GPUs.
    
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post #35 of 64
hmm, 130 a pop? for 260 i wonder how well a cf pair goes against say a 5870, 6950, 470, 560 etc.
post #36 of 64
so...the HD6790 is ~$130 with more power draw than the 6850 to be replacing the 5770 and compete against the 550Ti? i see a slight flaw in AMD's naming scheme..should be something like 6860.
    
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post #37 of 64
Wait a minute, how does the numbering not make sense? Higher numbering = more powerful and expensive, simple as that.
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Wait a minute, how does the numbering not make sense? Higher numbering = more powerful and expensive, simple as that.
then why does the 6850 have one 6-pin power and the 6790 have two?
    
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then why does the 6850 have one 6-pin power and the 6790 have two?
Power requirements =/= gpu power

It's cheap and inneficent, just like a used ford f150. You get it cheap, but rapes you at the pump (i.e. electric bill)
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Power requirements =/= gpu power

It's cheap and inneficent, just like a used ford f150. You get it cheap, but rapes you at the pump (i.e. electric bill)
This... kinda. What you pay for these cards/year in your power bill is next to nothing compared to other things. It may be less efficient than the 6850, but that doesn't make it inefficient. Power consumption and performance should be the same as a GTX 460 768MB, and that's not an inefficient card.
    
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