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Old December 5, 2018, 02:24 PM
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HAHA! I have to hand it to AMD on naming the new GPU's. If it does indeed turn out to be RX 3060/3070/3080 as reported, then it's a seriously ballsy move by AMD. To basically adopt the nVidia naming convention and intentionally slot their new cards in as 1 'generation' above nVidia. But if they do this, then their cards better have the bite to back the bark, or they're seriously going to get roasted for it on forums around the webs.
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well, they seem to be rather low end cards, if the models these are being pitted against is true.


and I agree, ballsy move, so ballsy that I think they can be sued for infringing...
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Old December 5, 2018, 02:57 PM
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Looking at the GPUs I see nothing really surprising. Maybe the low end 3060 without the need for extra power cause I could see that in a lot of OEM machines, but the rest don't really grab my attention. AMD needs to get some out there that can compete with the high end, 2080ti/1080ti market. That is the only way I see them clawing back some market share in the GPU world.


But the CPUs on the other hand have me very very interested. I am/was planning on going with the 9900K in the new year, and these have me wondering what I should do. That Ryzen 7 3700X looks very tasty for the price or even better is that 9 3850X that supposedly hits 5.1GHz. But the thing is I really didn't want to have to wait long after the new year, but I guess these might be worth waiting. So 12 core 5GHz for cheaper than a 9900K, or 16 core 5.1GHz for about the same as a 9900K. Honestly if they can match the 9900K in gaming performance then I think it would be a no brainer. Although it would be almost weird running an AMD system after so long with Intel. Maybe I will just wait till CES to make any firm decisions.
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HAHA! I have to hand it to AMD on naming the new GPU's. If it does indeed turn out to be RX 3060/3070/3080 as reported, then it's a seriously ballsy move by AMD. To basically adopt the nVidia naming convention and intentionally slot their new cards in as 1 'generation' above nVidia. But if they do this, then their cards better have the bite to back the bark, or they're seriously going to get roasted for it on forums around the webs.
It is a childish dick move that only causes more confusion for the non-technical consumer out there. It would be like GM adopting BMW naming convention. GM 4 Series cars, just like BMW only one number higher!

NVidia had a right to be wary of brand deception and also had it right when they wanted brand separation where nomenclature is concerned. But I am sure folks will see it as just a funny poke in the eye, just the same way AMD dick moved on their Chipset nomenclature. X, Z, B, and H were firmly planted by Intel years ago. When someone talks about B450 boards I have to double check if it is AMD or Intel now.
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but BMW already has a 4 series...as well as 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8...and then the start all over again with some being X, Z or M series.


GMC would have to call it the G#, LoL!
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but BMW already has a 4 series...as well as 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8...and then the start all over again with some being X, Z or M series.


GMC would have to call it the G#, LoL!
Stymied by my lack of car nomenclature. I should have done a better Google search.
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well, they seem to be rather low end cards, if the models these are being pitted against is true.
Actually AMD has already stated that first Navi parts will be mid-range parts not high end. They probably want to test/optimize the process with lower end SKUs and then the bigger parts will be launched , presumably with HBM2.
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I read somewhere that the naming was to have the CPUs and gpus from the same generation Match...not sure if it was opinion or truth. Kind of makes sense.
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I read somewhere that the naming was to have the CPUs and gpus from the same generation Match...not sure if it was opinion or truth. Kind of makes sense.

that was my first thought when I saw about them being 3000...RX though and then the exact numbering is what's ballsy, LoL!
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Looking at the GPUs I see nothing really surprising. Maybe the low end 3060 without the need for extra power cause I could see that in a lot of OEM machines, but the rest don't really grab my attention. AMD needs to get some out there that can compete with the high end, 2080ti/1080ti market. That is the only way I see them clawing back some market share in the GPU world.


But the CPUs on the other hand have me very very interested. I am/was planning on going with the 9900K in the new year, and these have me wondering what I should do. That Ryzen 7 3700X looks very tasty for the price or even better is that 9 3850X that supposedly hits 5.1GHz. But the thing is I really didn't want to have to wait long after the new year, but I guess these might be worth waiting. So 12 core 5GHz for cheaper than a 9900K, or 16 core 5.1GHz for about the same as a 9900K. Honestly if they can match the 9900K in gaming performance then I think it would be a no brainer. Although it would be almost weird running an AMD system after so long with Intel. Maybe I will just wait till CES to make any firm decisions.

I'm waiting for Ryzen 3 myself. No way am I buying the overpriced 9900K.
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