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AMD 8xxx actual specs(On amd website)

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January 8, 2013 11:39:04 AM

Someone could explain me if rebranding is really neccesary in this situation?
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January 8, 2013 11:49:39 AM

People who buy pre-builts the majority of the time don't know whats in the machine, all they will see if the "next-gen" advertising and be wowed by it.
Though admittedly I was fooled for a bit, they could have at least used different product numbers to differentiate from what is really going to be available.
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January 8, 2013 11:59:04 AM

I was thinking about that after i saw the hd 8740 and hd 8760
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January 8, 2013 12:12:09 PM

Checking my card vs this 8870

8870

 1000MHz Engine Clock
 2GB GDDR5 Memory
 1200MHz Memory Clock (4.8 Gbps GDDR5)
 153.6GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum)
 2.56 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
 GCN Architecture1
o 20 Compute Units (1280 Stream Processors)
o 80 Texture Units
o 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
o 32 Color ROP Units
o Dual Geometry Engines
o Dual Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE)
 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface
 PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface2
 DirectX® 11.1-capable graphics
 OpenGL 4.2 support
http://www.amd.com/us/Documents/AMD_Radeon_HD_8870_Feat...

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■1000MHz Engine Clock
■2GB GDDR5 Memory
■1200MHz Memory Clock (4.8 Gbps GDDR5)
■153.6GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum)
■2.56 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
■GCN Architecture
◦20 Compute Units (1280 Stream Processors)
◦80 Texture Units
◦128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
◦32 Color ROP Units
◦Dual Geometry Engines
◦Dual Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE)
■256-bit GDDR5 memory interface
■PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
■DirectX® 11.1-capable graphics
■OpenGL 4.2 support
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/78...

Wow, they really ONLY changed that 7, didn't they.
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