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Old 22-08-09, 12:55 PM
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New Nvidia Names

Nvidia seem to be at it again, this time renaming a whole 3 ranges in one go.

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Old 22-08-09, 01:00 PM
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this is getting silly now....
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Old 22-08-09, 03:50 PM
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they might as well change their company name because the 8 and 9 series is phasing out. just keep the name and keep the gtx 200 series. and for the newer card change the name without the gtx
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Old 22-08-09, 06:20 PM
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can some one not sue there asses under the new law that has been renamed 5 times under the original law that protects us consumers from these silly gits ...

Im admitted starting get annoyed with Nvidia and will consider my next GPU to be a ATI since i know what the hell ill be buying. (trust me that is not some thing i ever thought i would consider my self saying)
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Old 22-08-09, 07:28 PM
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I'll have a McGTX large please
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Old 23-08-09, 03:16 AM
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haven't they got got nay work except renaming their products
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Old 23-08-09, 03:07 PM
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U look at the 3 digits, u know the relative performance of the cards ur gonna get. Surely looking at a 130/140/whatever, ur gonna know how well it compares to a 275 ? Is that too simplistic ?

Would we prefer the naming convention to have gone Geforce 10800 GTX, with the G300 being Geforce 11800 GTX ?

ATI went from 9000 series to 1000 series, 2000 series, whilst releases of new graphic cards meant a whole lot more than they do now. Why didn't they go 10000/11000/12000 ? Not a tear was shed.

As opposed to big increases in performances, we now get small relative %ages. An nVidia 8800/9800 - which as the corporation has adopted the new naming moving forward, just as ATI did previously, they still represent a valuable purchase in terms of performance.

If the cards are still viable and being sold, what is the issue with calling them a lesser value in relation to the existing naming convention, with numbers that represent the performance u can expect ? Or do we stick with 8800 so the lay person has no idea, on the face of it, how it compares to a 300 ?

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Old 23-08-09, 11:45 PM
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These just seem pointless changes! Dropping the GTX of the current GTX200's... why? Though changing the lower end cards to a similar format sort of makes sense, normally bigger numbers = better so changing the 8800 into a 130 or whatever makes it easier for the general public to know where it stands in the line up.

This renaming isnt as bad as before e.g. the 9800GTX into a GTX250 despite not having a GTX200 core lol.
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Old 24-08-09, 10:53 AM
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Everyone says it is a mess, but it is necessary. There are still people buying the 9500GT 1GB over the 8800GTS 512MB because it has more memory and it has a "9" instead of an "8" and everyone knows that 9 > 8...

The thing is you never add digits to a naming scheme, and the old naming scheme was depleted... that's what happens when you get to 9xxx. Going to 10xxx is not an option.

The same thing will happen with ATI, when they get the HD9850, HD9870, HD9890. You think they'll switch to HD10850, HD10870 and HD10890? no, because the first number will make people crazy, and they won't buy the new series because it is "slower" then the HD2400...

Anyway, what happens now is not a "NEW" renaming, it's the same renaming we've been taking about for a year now... and I see every time someone posts about it people think it's new... this would make the 348729865438th (aprox.) time nVidia renamed it's G92b based cards.
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