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Next Generation AMD GPUs Will Likely be Rebrands

Category: Video Cards
Posted: 03:23AM
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Thanks to the recently released Catalyst 15.3 beta drivers, DeviceID information is now available for some of the next generation AMD GPUs that are set to hit the market in the somewhat near future. Unfortunately, most of them will be rebrands according to data that is currently available. Sources that compared information within the latest beta drivers with older AMD products found that DeviceIDs for the majority of the Radeon Rx 300 series match already released products. Some of the rebrands include the Radeon R9 370, which is based on Pitcairn; the Radeon R9 360, which is based on Bonaire; and the Radeon R5 310, which is based on Caicos. Mobility graphics cards that fall within the Radeon M300 series will also be based heavily on previously released products.

Source: VideoCardz.com



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WarWeeny on March 25, 2015 11:16
My guess would be that the 290X will be a 380X and the 290 a 380. It wouldn't surprise me at least.
AkakmanH on March 25, 2015 13:07

Seems like this news (facts) would hurt sales.

Guess we'll see...........

IVIYTH0S on March 25, 2015 13:29

Seems like this news (facts) would hurt sales.

Guess we'll see...........

I doubt that, since the majority of the 200 series are rebrands and I feel like everyone pretty much knows about it and had accepted it fairly easily.

 

I'm not a fan of rebranding but if the old models are improved and/or made more affordable, it wouldn't be as bad. I've [sadly] come to accept this from both graphics companies.

El_Capitan on March 25, 2015 13:54

Seems like this news (facts) would hurt sales.

Guess we'll see...........

 

 

 

Seems like this news (facts) would hurt sales.

Guess we'll see...........

I doubt that, since the majority of the 200 series are rebrands and I feel like everyone pretty much knows about it and had accepted it fairly easily.

 

I'm not a fan of rebranding but if the old models are improved and/or made more affordable, it wouldn't be as bad. I've [sadly] come to accept this from both graphics companies.

 

This has been going on a long time from both AMD and NVIDIA. Most people are clueless. Given a choice, people would choose a more expensive R9 270X over a cheaper and older HD 7970, even though the R9 270X is just a HD 7870 rebranded with a few extra features. The HD 7970 would kick the R9 270X's butt, but most people think since it's a newer model, and a bit more expensive, it has to be faster.

 

My co-worker bought a R9 270X, and I traded it for a HD 7950. I was able to sell the R9 270X for more than what I would have been able to sell a HD 7950...

IVIYTH0S on March 25, 2015 14:33

This has been going on a long time from both AMD and NVIDIA. Most people are clueless. Given a choice, people would choose a more expensive R9 270X over a cheaper and older HD 7970, even though the R9 270X is just a HD 7870 rebranded with a few extra features. The HD 7970 would kick the R9 270X's butt, but most people think since it's a newer model, and a bit more expensive, it has to be faster.

 

My co-worker bought a R9 270X, and I traded it for a HD 7950. I was able to sell the R9 270X for more than what I would have been able to sell a HD 7950...

I feel like most of the people who care or will most benefit from the performance know about it though.
 But overall you're probably right, or else why would they keep doing it?

 

I'm not complaining though, more great cards they get rid of prematurely for me to scoop up used.

 

(Was that my 7950 by the way?)

El_Capitan on March 25, 2015 14:37

 

This has been going on a long time from both AMD and NVIDIA. Most people are clueless. Given a choice, people would choose a more expensive R9 270X over a cheaper and older HD 7970, even though the R9 270X is just a HD 7870 rebranded with a few extra features. The HD 7970 would kick the R9 270X's butt, but most people think since it's a newer model, and a bit more expensive, it has to be faster.

 

My co-worker bought a R9 270X, and I traded it for a HD 7950. I was able to sell the R9 270X for more than what I would have been able to sell a HD 7950...

I feel like most of the people who care or will most benefit from the performance know about it though.
 But overall you're probably right, or else why would they keep doing it?

 

I'm not complaining though, more great cards they get rid of prematurely for me to scoop up used.

 

(Was that my 7950 by the way?)

 

(Nope, it was a Gigabyte Windforce 7950. I still have your MSI TwinFrozr 7950 paired with another MSI TwinFrozr in a system.)

 

I love the MSI TwinFrozr line. :)

IVIYTH0S on March 25, 2015 16:17

 But overall you're probably right, or else why would they keep doing it?

 

I'm not complaining though, more great cards they get rid of prematurely for me to scoop up used.

 

(Was that my 7950 by the way?)

(Nope, it was a Gigabyte Windforce 7950. I still have your MSI TwinFrozr 7950 paired with another MSI TwinFrozr in a system.)

 

I love the MSI TwinFrozr line. :)

Me too, I seem unable to escape them lol

RedFury77 on March 25, 2015 19:31
Well in that case I have a pair of GTX560TI TFII cards you may be interested in ... Back on topic, I'm surprised the 770 still beats the new 960, figured that would have been a good rebrand.
El_Capitan on March 25, 2015 20:20

Well in that case I have a pair of GTX560TI TFII cards you may be interested in ... Back on topic, I'm surprised the 770 still beats the new 960, figured that would have been a good rebrand.

You wouldn't make a good Marketing Executive, ;). You want to be able to sell newer and cheaper products that are slower than the previous generation, that way when the next generation is the same performance as the two previous generations, the consumers are like, "Wow, it's fast!"


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