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Nvidia: OEMs want rebrands, not us

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by RavenXXX2, 5 Mar 2010.

  1. RavenXXX2

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2010/03/02/nvidia-oems-want-rebrands-not-us/1
     
  2. kylew

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    I don't know who they're trying to convince when they say none of their rebrands are available retail. :rolleyes:
     
  3. UKDTweak

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    Typical NV PR... total !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. rhys216

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    Cue Rroff...
     
  5. Orangey

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    Rroff's too smart to defend rebranding, he picks his battles... ;)
     
  6. rhys216

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    ^^^
    Your probably right :D
     
  7. Martini1991

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    Flame bait? Pointless.
    Rroff's not all that bad tbf.
     
  8. rhys216

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    ^^^
    I think the thread already moved on???
     
  9. Blackbadger

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    As long as no one mentions Ati's re branding of some 4000 series too 5000 series we can move on.
     
  10. rhys216

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    ^^^
    What are those then?
     
  11. Martini1991

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    ATI haven't rebranded anything?...
     
  12. RavenXXX2

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    4000 cards have DX11????>>>O_o
     
  13. Blackbadger

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    A series of the 5000 mobility chips are just 4000 re brands.

    Not all of them are, most are based on the new dx11 architecture.

    The point is though, its surely done for the same reasons in the article posted above. Oem's etc would have put pressure on ATI to rename the chips so people think they are getting something new.

    It's not ideal for the average consumer, however the same practice happens with pretty much all technologies, cars, tv's etc.. It's just the way the corporate world works.
     
  14. rhys216

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    ^^^
    So what cards are they then...
     
  15. Martini1991

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    Mobility being different to a desktop part.
    But if they've got DX11, they're not rebrands as it's new.
     
  16. Blackbadger

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  17. Martini1991

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    Yes, because ATI using a 4650 and calling it a 5165 is EXACTLY the same as an 8800GT being rebranded to a 9800GT.
    Sarcasm alert going off?.
     
  18. Lightnix

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    I don't recall any of the rebrands in the guru3d link actually being sold as such. The 4730 for example was actually based on the RV770 core.
     
  19. drunkenmaster

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    lol, those AMD "rebrands" are firstly, news from Fudzilla, the same site that claimed the 380gtx would be out even after Nvidia had officially said it was delayed, again. Fud are complete BS and haven't posted much accurate about AMD ever.

    The fact they decided what the cores were based on device ID, which, doesn't mean squat. Also that Fud, in all the articles in the past year since then of all the rebrand articles aimed against Nvidia, from Charlie and a dozen other sites, hasn't hit back a single time, even he, the great green hope, has had a go at Nvidia rebrands while staying quiet on the so called AMD ones.


    Anyway, I don't think Rroff will argue, its the most ridiculous story I'd seen of late, claiming none of the rebrands were available to retail is laughable.

    To be fair the GT210-240 rebranded to gt310-340, I haven't seen them hit retail.............. yet. Maybe those ones, and some of the 3 series rebrands were because new 2 series cards, so late, sound pathetic.

    But even if thats true, which is doubtful, we'll probably see those in retail in not to long, using that as an excuse for 3 years of rebrand hell, all of which were available to retail, is a joke.