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    HD 8000 OEM cards rebadged HD 7000

    Not sure what effect this will have on the naming of the actual new generation of cards coming later on, but all OEM desktops with 8000 series cards will actually contain cards from the 7000 GCN series: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6570/a...eries-for-oems

    The HD 7970 GHz edition is now a HD 8970 OEM, which seems very confusing
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    this is going to screw up the second hand market
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    Not pleased, nor am I surprised, unfortunately.

    I compared the specs of the 8970 to the 7970 and I'm not seeing as much improvement as I would have expected either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notarat View Post
    Not pleased, nor am I surprised, unfortunately.

    I compared the specs of the 8970 to the 7970 and I'm not seeing as much improvement as I would have expected either...
    isnt that because they are the same thing? just the 8970 is oem? see im already confused those bastages
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    The "HD 8970" and "HD 8970 OEM" will be two different cards AFAIK, the rumours going around for the actual HD 8970 predict that it will have 2560 sp's, so I would expect ~25% minimum improvement, especially as the number of ROPS is guessed to increase by 50% - although I don't know how accurate these actually are...
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    Wait...what?
    So put really simply...they're going to have OEM cards with next generation identification....that are current generation cards? Do I understand that correctly, did April come early this year?

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    Oh dear... Well im sticking to my GPU line up for a year or so anyway, but oh dear.. This is going to get confusing, and the nvidia fanboys are going to have a field day with this...
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    So bottom line is we can skip this generation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyMc View Post
    So bottom line is we can skip this generation?
    So far yes, but there will be fanboys out there with no clue, like apple users...

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    This makes me think does this mean that they will possibly introduce another line of GPUs? Because the more I think about it the less I really believe that AMD would do such a thing... Or maybe they would
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    all this is a trick for ppl eho buy OEM computers it seems the normal market will be fine IE huge boost in FPS etc etc
    current AGP cards-2 boxes (yes boxes)

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    ^^ That's a pretty slimy move imo, seems like they are preying on the misinformed people who buy those systems to begin with...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre3400 View Post
    So far yes, but there will be fanboys out there with no clue, like apple users...
    Good because I'm about to buy a couple 7950/7970 for CFX and I really don't want to wait until Q2 for the new ones. Maybe the prices will drop in a month...
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    Seems like this 8000 is the series to skip. It's kinda messed up but Im sure I will have it down pat in no time however it blows for folks who don't make a hobby of keeping up with this stuff. It would be easy for them to distinguish the OEM parts if they wanted to but they don't. Should tell us something there I guess. Lastly it's not like AMD is the only company to ever do this so Im not mad at them so much as the industry on this kinda thing.
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    i think the Main point ppl are Missing IT IS OEM GPUS NOT RETAIL
    so the 89xx are not going to be the 79xx
    were are talknig about Dell,HP and other computer makers (gateway? acer?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekky View Post
    so the 89xx are not going to be the 79xx
    were are talknig about Dell,HP and other computer makers (gateway? acer?)
    This one says 8950. Could be an OEM though: http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/len..._3gb_card.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekky View Post
    i think the Main point ppl are Missing IT IS OEM GPUS NOT RETAIL
    so the 89xx are not going to be the 79xx
    were are talknig about Dell,HP and other computer makers (gateway? acer?)
    QFT

    This ONLY applies to prebuilt machines.

    The 8000 series cards that all of us are buying are completely different cards.
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    Are they trying to pull an Nvidia or what??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knufire View Post
    QFT

    This ONLY applies to prebuilt machines.

    The 8000 series cards that all of us are buying are completely different cards.
    Yes, we understand this but we obviously know what we are going to be buying. This is really an non-issue for us...

    I still take issue with them renaming old cards simply due to the fact that people who buy OEM systems can't tell the difference. Not to mention the influx of threads we will get asking "why does my 8970 not perform as good as..."
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