Topic Title: AMD rebranding HD 7000 series as HD 8000 series for OEM's
Topic Summary: Anyone else see the problem?
Created On: 01/12/2013 05:34 PM
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 01/12/2013 05:34 PM
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black_zion
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AMD's webpage

Granted the HD 8000 series looks to be more like an efficiency update than a performance update, and that this will only affect the OEM market, any idea why the hell AMD decided to do this instead of offsetting the numbers (such as HD 8960 instead of HD 8970) or changing the model name to, say, HD 8970O (O for OEM version, similar to how M designates Mobility)? eBay's going to have a fit with fraud claims...

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 01/14/2013 04:29 AM
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I agree with you. This method will cause confusion and some hw pieces will be sold overpriced on secondary market.

For me - another reason to avoid OEM builders.



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