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News AMD to ‘kill' its processor brand names?

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  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    coming soon: AMD A4, A6 and A8 processors
     
  3. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    An A4 processor? That's massive! :D
     
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    Yeah but its on the old 80 g/m² so it runs really hot...
     
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    i kinda liked the old name scheme. it didn't always completely make sense (like what does semp in sempron mean, or what does athl in athlon mean) but for those who knew what the names represented, it made a very definitive separation of products. one of the things i hate most about intel is their naming scheme. pentium was a cool name, but they recycled the name *5 TIMES*. thats unnecessary, and it really doesn't belong in any product list after core2, which happens to be the worst name they've come up with yet. core2 is not only completely unoriginal but it confused so many people. some people had a core2 solo or core2 quad and they're like "i've got a dual core cpu". the names "core i3, i5, and i7" are... ok, but does anyone know what they actually mean? why those numbers? other than "intel", what does the "i" stand for? hearing the name "A-series" is really just disappointing to me, and will STILL be confusing because there was a socket A, which AMD used.
     
  6. Kúsař

    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    What? "i" is for Intel? Damn, I thought those CPUs are made by Apple!

    :D
     
  7. Unknownsock

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    Sorry what?
     
  8. red4our

    red4our ¿Qué es un Dremel?

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    Does anyone REALLY care that much what they're called?
     
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    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Nope. I couldn't care less.
     
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    yay more meaningless numbers
     
  11. digitaldunc

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    All for dumping the name Phenom(enal) -- being Scottish, I can't help thinking of Irn Bru whenever I hear the processor name.

    Just me? I guess it is :p
     
  12. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    I don't really care what the naming convention is, as long as it is easy to distinguish the performance differences between each part.
     
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    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Good, they should have done this a long ass time ago
     
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    4 names for the same thing, I find this so confusing at times :confused:
     
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    Until some average dude gets a job at the CPU naming department for either Intel or AMD we're just gonna have to deal with learning all these crazy names and numbers and what they mean in terms of CPU power and features. It would be nice if there was an easy way of labeling CPU's, I found the I3, I5 and I7 names perfect but then Intel messed it up by spreading those CPU's over different sockets and putting hyper-threading in some and not others and not letting people know which ones are duel-core, quad-core and hexa-core by simply looking at the name. It started off as a good idea but they tried to fit too many CPU's into those 3 names. The introduction of sandy-bridge will probably confuse even more buyers about what they are really getting. For consumers who do their research it's really not that big of a deal but the idea of renaming all the CPU's was to help those who might not do the research about the product their buying and I don't think they really nailed it. (not a very wise thing to do when you spend so much on something like a CPU only to get home and find out it's not exactly what you wanted, do your research, read the reviews, talk to tech-smart friends and see what they have to say about some of your options, do anything but nothing at all and you should be able to find the product to suit you)
     
  16. omems

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    What comes after Ultimate?
    "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
     
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    "AMD to ‘kill' its processor brand names?"

    I thought Intel did that for them already! Whats with all the names for the new AMD line up? Core i3 i5 i7 is pretty easy. AMD needs this trend and PERFORMANCE!
     
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    Paper launch?
     
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    Industry insider told me they will be dropping the phenom, athlon and sempron brand names as they dont feel the current name's display the CPU's performance to it's target audience accurately nor reflects the actual quality of the products they provide to customers so they will be relaunching there new branding of there newly just leaked CPU which is known fondly in inside circles in the AMD development team as "Super High Intensity Thread" cpu range but but they feel that of "Super High Intensity Thread" cpu's title is too much of a mouthful so will be reducing it to a yet unknown Acronym as soon as the marketing team come up with one.


    Better put the rum away....:lol:
     
  20. dactone

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    come on! everybody needs a name ..... to make them selfs big!!!!
     
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