universal remonster said:
This new naming is confusing, they should have just name it
R100 = mid range
R200 = mid/high end
R300 = high end
Ok, well what about the generation after this one? Are you going to name it the
They can just go R125, R127, R129
1st # = Class
2nd # = Generation
3rd # = Good, Better, Best
AMD is copying Intel's numbering, but the way they do it, makes it difficult for each card to stand out from one another.
Suppose this new naming is out and you're planning to get a AMD graphic card.
We have AMD R8 275 and AMD R9 280, price difference is $150 (not actual price difference). We know R9 is better than R8, but what is the difference between 275 and 280? Is the performance of 280 really worth the extra $150 or should we just save the $150 and just get the 275?
Intel's numbering makes sense because it's backed up by the number of cores/HT and clock speed.
AMD on the other hand don't have cores and clock speed to back theirs up.
Intel 1st gen core cpus are, Core i3 500 Core i5 600 and Core i7 800. Their numbering are far apart, making it easier to see Core i7 is better than Core i3.