Published on 29th February 2008 by
Originally Posted by BungleNice article Tim. There is of course a benefit to all this confusion in the Graphics market. That being education. I'm sure like myself, many people turn to sites like Bit-tech to educate themselves when issues like this occur. By forcing the consumer to educate themselves, the manufacturer shoots themselves in the foot.
Originally Posted by legoman666Or another example, the 9700pro was named fine, then there was 9800pro and 9500pro, which was also fine. However, the next generation of cards(x800's) completely did away with that naming system. WHY?!
Originally Posted by MultiplecticQuote:Originally Posted by legoman666Or another example, the 9700pro was named fine, then there was 9800pro and 9500pro, which was also fine. However, the next generation of cards(x800's) completely did away with that naming system. WHY?!
Actually, they kept the naming system, only a little bit modified (because of marketing). The "X" in "X800" stands for "10" (in roman numbers). It's just "Radeon 10800XT" sounds like garbage to me, and maybe ATi's executives back then thought the same.
The same thing with "X1900", it would be "11900".
The naming schemes are alright, there's nothing wrong with them once you understand the logic behind.
The x600 series (HD2600, 9600GT, 8600GT, etc etc), are mid-range, the x300-500 are low-end and the x800-900 are high-end.
What's so difficult to understand?
Usually the new mid-range perform as the old high-end (or a bit less more often than not), and there's not much to explain about the new low and high-end.
The only confusing thing are suffixes. Fortunately AMD ditched them. Now nVIDIA has to follow the trend.
Originally Posted by legoman666Is the X really a 10 or is that just a logical guess?
Originally Posted by legoman666If so, then I never thought of it that way, and if you look at it like that, it kind of makes sense until you hit the 2600/2900 series.
Originally Posted by legoman666x600 has not always been midrange, remember 9500pro? (and the 9600pro that followed but was lowered powered).
Originally Posted by legoman666AMD did it right. Now they screwed it up with the Phenom. Intel was also fine until recently. Now there's the Q, X and E prefixes. Gah.
Originally Posted by 91http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/Shady_9600_GT/1.html
Thought you might want to look at this Tim.
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