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Originally Posted by article Calling the new GPUs the HD 6700 series would have killed HD 5700 sales, so Barts therefore had to be called a HD 6800 GPU – it was the most logically choice and we think the best option given the awkward situation.
Originally Posted by EltonWell, they also had to make the transition i believe.
Using the x9xx name just for Dual GPUs seems kind of a waste no? Plus in the long run, it's MUCH more logical now.
Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.HD 6870 = GTX 470
HD 6850 < GTX 460
HD 6990 = Dual GPU
X2 = 2 existing GPU's with the same clocks slapped on one card
plus leaves room for a HD 6890 to take on a GTX 475 or a HD 6980 vs. GTX 485 the numbering system makes sense to me and leaves room for future refreshes.
or maybe the Nvida CEo and the AMD CEo get drunk together and just name their cards after their receipt totals, who knows?
Originally Posted by SenilexAMD Radeon guys, not ATI Radeon, how can you make such a poor mistake?
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