AMD has rebadged their budget GPUs again, now called 600-series

fadingfool

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Ultimately loads of these will find their way onto the second hand market - where they'll make great replacement cards for aging HTPC systems (the low profile HD7750 I had died in mine recently, the onboard intel G43, whilst technically able to do 1080p playback kept stuttering, so I needed a replacement LP card). Thankfully no shortage of R7 240/250 OEM parts around - perfect for an aging HTPC (Dell 540s from 2009). Note - the R7 240 OEM became the R5 435 which is now rebranded above again.
 
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Kibaruk

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I second the clickbait shout. The funny thing is that it worked, it doesn't matter what the article says nor even the summarized intro, almost every comment in here comes completely out of people behinds and they either complain for the sake of it or makes no sense what-so-ever.
 
Ultimately loads of these will find their way onto the second hand market - where they'll make great replacement cards for aging HTPC systems (the low profile HD7750 I had died in mine recently, the onboard intel G43, whilst technically able to do 1080p playback kept stuttering, so I needed a replacement LP card). Thankfully no shortage of R7 240/250 OEM parts around - perfect for an aging HTPC (Dell 540s from 2009). Note - the R7 240 OEM became the R5 435 which is now rebranded above again.

I'll bite, I'd much rather update my AMD 3000+ Black AM3 with quad core Phenom II X4 965 /BLACK With 32GB RAM and very slow NVIDIA GEFORCE GTS-450 plus multi multi TB drives (both onboard and USB backup) with a newer NVIDIA GEFORCE than buy a crap laptop), Why? Because with drivers for my LG 3D Cinema monitor (known to you as 3D CINEMAX), I can do VR better than anyone who has a HoloLens, THAT'S WHY. MB -- MSCE since 2003....continuously even after the name change from "Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer" (e.g. DEVELOPER) to MSFT Cert Systems Expert (laughable name).
 
Ultimately loads of these will find their way onto the second hand market - where they'll make great replacement cards for aging HTPC systems (the low profile HD7750 I had died in mine recently, the onboard intel G43, whilst technically able to do 1080p playback kept stuttering, so I needed a replacement LP card). Thankfully no shortage of R7 240/250 OEM parts around - perfect for an aging HTPC (Dell 540s from 2009). Note - the R7 240 OEM became the R5 435 which is now rebranded above again.

I'll bite, I'd much rather update my AMD 3000+ Black AM3 with quad core Phenom II X4 965 /BLACK With 32GB RAM and very slow NVIDIA GEFORCE GTS-450 plus multi multi TB drives (both onboard and USB backup) with a newer NVIDIA GEFORCE than buy a crap laptop), Why? Because with drivers for my LG 3D Cinema monitor (known to you as 3D CINEMAX), I can do VR better than anyone who has a HoloLens, THAT'S WHY. MB -- MSCE since 2003....continuously even after the name change from "Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer" (e.g. DEVELOPER) to MSFT Cert Systems Expert (laughable name).
BTW MSFT - Do U actually know there are MSFT DEVELOPERS who program in AZURE and SYSTEMS CENTER rather than CC++++ ? What, U think all developers must know assembly language and MSFT BASIC these days??? No so.........those are as dead as ANCIENT EGYPTIAN GLYPHS......
 
Disappointing. Gone are the days with AMD that when you got a new architecture you got a full range of cards top to bottom that benefited from it.

Nvidia have done plenty of rebranding in their time but AMD are certainly the ones that are much more keen on it.

Of course this is likely related to the fact Nvidia can usually afford to launch a full range and AMD typically can't. However the answer is just don't do it until you have a new product.

Spock, stop your ultimate micro Logical and step back a few......AMD killed NVidia two decades ago in their fledgeling CPU market attempt. AMD and Intel rule the PC CPU / X64 Server CPU world. The awesome amount of $$$ involved is TRULY BREATHTAKING and DWARFS the video dedicated GPU world by a factor or more that 100.....perhaps about 1,000. The newcomer, Android based Qualcomm, TI, MKT, ROCK, etc, make awesome server clusters, but not exactly a PC desktop killer (Chrome Book).....the title recently changed from INTEL to AMD and INTEL is stuck rethinking it's "make it higher FQY and more L2" which has already hit the wall, while AMD planned 5 years ago with mesh RAM/CPU EXTREME HS interconnects, and now switch with TSMC contracting help, to 7nm, which big competition won't have until 2021 AT THE EARLIEST. NOW AMD GOES TO 64 CORE while Intel is stuck at 16 or 24 because the interconnects just are NOT FAST ENOUGH TO HANDLE MORE CORES (NO BS == THAT INTEL DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW)........
 

Markoni35

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Nvidia and Intel do it all the time. After benchmarking the mobile CPU i7-4xxxxHQ vs i7-6xxxHQ I've found very little difference in performance. It was the same CPU, but twice rebranded. You can find rebranding spreading even over 4 generations, for example an old i7-3xxx still appears in Intel's 7th generation lineup.

Nvidia has rebranded tons of their GPUs, as someone above listed.

There's an upside to rebranding. You get a cheaper part from the older generation, but it's not used, not full of dust, not overclocked or scratched. It's new, with some minor improvements, and a warranty.