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Am I the only one annoyed with companies rebranding their model names?

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2 years ago#1

AMD is doing that with their R9 280X, R7 270X, etc.

What was wrong with the old naming scheme?

Every company keeps rebranding and reworking their model names every few years, in reality, I find that unnecessary and confuses normal people.

Imagine what history would've been like if they had a consistent naming scheme for their product lines every year for every company.

Here's my idea for a consistent naming scheme for nvidia:
example: GeForce B90 (Letter = Generation; 9 = Performance Tier, 0 = Submodel)

There's enough letters for 26 generations, if you use lower case first, then uppercase, you can go 52 generations.

With the first digit, you would get the easy to understand indicator of Performance Tier like we currently have with the #80, #70, #60 series

And with the last digit, you can have unique variants within each tier if necessary.

I would've preferred this naming scheme over the numerous reworks over the years.

Any thoughts from the peanut gallery who has had to live through numerous product naming scheme reworks?
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2 years ago#2
i think it's unnecessarily confusing yes.

but it also works to keep the peasants away.
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2 years ago#3
I don't care I guess... I don't find it very hard to keep up.
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2 years ago#4
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2 years ago#5
To show revolution, not evolution (or both). To show that the old stuff is old.

Building upon the same thing gets boring eventually.

R_ 2__(X) is a silly naming scheme, though. It's more complicated and it's not as pleasing to the eye.
2 years ago#6
You want AMD Radeon HD 10950s?
2 years ago#7
I was going to get a Radeon HD over 9000 card but now it's not going to happen.
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2 years ago#8
I think they had a 9000 series like a decade ago, and then Nvidia had also a 9000 series like 5 years ago.

I believe that is why they didn't want to use it again.
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2 years ago#9
It doesn't really confuse me or anything so no.
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2 years ago#10
It's for marketing purposes, duh. If the name sounds better, then uninformed consumers will think it actually is better, and vice versa.

Also, it's not difficult for me to understand the names, because my IQ isn't lower than 50.
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