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

#1KamenRiderBladePosted 10/8/2013 8:17:17 PM

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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#2WyzeGyePosted 10/8/2013 8:19:54 PM
i think it's unnecessarily confusing yes.

but it also works to keep the peasants away.
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#3Incendia_IntusPosted 10/8/2013 8:21:07 PM
I don't care I guess... I don't find it very hard to keep up.
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#4TimePharaohPosted 10/8/2013 8:22:46 PM
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#5TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 10/8/2013 8:35:37 PM(edited)
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.
#6KaiRyusakiPosted 10/8/2013 8:26:25 PM
You want AMD Radeon HD 10950s?
#7OldSorrowPosted 10/8/2013 8:26:51 PM
I was going to get a Radeon HD over 9000 card but now it's not going to happen.
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#8fataliPosted 10/8/2013 8:32:59 PM(edited)
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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#9FlareZeroPosted 10/8/2013 8:34:59 PM
It doesn't really confuse me or anything so no.
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#10MasterDonGeroPosted 10/8/2013 8:38:15 PM
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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