"Nvidia Corp. has blamed its partners among computer makers for frequent re-branding of their products. The company said that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need to constantly offer customers something new, which is why Nvidia is forced to rename its old products."
As for AMD at E3, I can see latest graphics cards being 7990, though it would be better PR for them if they demo the next gen. They've been showing off Kaveri at Computex so why not Jaguar (console), Kaveri, and next gen discrete at E3.
Taken from that article "rebrands are OEM-only products and would never be seen within the retail space."
Nvidia rebranded the entire 6XX desktop series into the 7XX desktop series. That is nothing to do with 'OEM's'.
Great! That might mean I could pick up two cheap HD7950's from some performance-hungry fools and return to trifire!
I'm not even joking, it would be great for me, since a 7950 goes for ~355$ in my country and the 7970 goes for ~460$ retail at best.
I love the generation shifts, since it means somebody on a forum is gonna try to sell their A-OK high-end GPU for, like, ~250-280$ so they can get the "greatest and newest".
Llano > Trinity
"If two traditional cores are like normal identical twins, CMT is like conjoined twins, and traditional SMT is like a person with multiple personality disorder." - Exophase, Anandtech forums
In all seriousness, this is more blatant advertising than what you get out of flippin, stalkerIT, maarten, and the rest of the AMD Advertising department on OCN. They're at least a little less obvious that they're marketing drones as funded by AMD.
How about some GPU's with hardware frame metering to put a end to this microstutter garbage which has plagued AMD for years
Again this is referenced as if it is a bigger deal than it is. The issue is only in multi-card setups, only in certain games and only noticed by about 50% of users. BTW I do not think the issue for this is hardware based but rather driver based.
I seriously almost found myself in your shoes... I was waiting until next week to order some 780s unless AMD gave us some new information, then I stumbled upon this just as it was released.
And another one in the same boat, running a GTX670FTWSig2, and trigger-finger on a 7970 purchase. Will be interesting to see what this new development from AMD turns out to be. Think it's about high-time I gave the AMD cards another go. Last one I owned was a 1800XT!