Originally Posted by name='Hemicuda'
We've had half the graphics card fanboys screaming about despicable re-naming and false advertising that's associated with it in recent times. Is it likely those same red-faced soapbox ranters will vent their rage at this travesty?
They're busy writing their articles about the HD5145/65 rebadged 55nm Dx10.1 offerings I'm sure. They must be cos it's old news. (cept I challenge u to find it)
U gotta get used to it. 1 side 'allegedly' does something, and the fanboi camp of the other goes beserk. That camp does something and u would be lucky to see an article about it.
Anywho, crap ""news"" sites are what they are.
Taking a serious note on it, I don't really see the issue. All the previous incarnations of ATI Mobility, like the HD4650 aint the same as the HD4650 u get in the pc form. nVidia are the same, they have millions of 8600M laptops, they aren't the same as 8600 pc cards. GT 250 laptops, HD 4850 laptops - same deal. They're usually different gpus too.
Same with the HD5145/65 mobility options. The Dx10.1 is not exactly a piece of crap, and I'm sure there's a massive stock of it/them somewhere, so use the damn things. As with a new product range, u keep current with the naming scheme, only ur not trying to trick any1, the number 5145 is easy to compare to 5870 in terms of performance expectation.
"rebadge zomg!!" lol