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

#11PanopictonguyPosted 10/8/2013 7:42:03 PM
Why not call them.

Nvidia GPU1-xx
AMD GPU1-xx

And that's actually 1 through whatever number of generations they go. Buzz words and catchy phrases annoy the **** out of me. I guy a card because of what it can do, not because it has a cool name.

They might as well be Nintendo at this point.
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#12TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 10/8/2013 7:49:31 PM
Panopictonguy posted...
Why not call them.

Nvidia GPU1-xx
AMD GPU1-xx

And that's actually 1 through whatever number of generations they go. Buzz words and catchy phrases annoy the **** out of me. I guy a card because of what it can do, not because it has a cool name.

They might as well be Nintendo at this point.


It just looks, sounds, and feels better when the naming scheme is good.

It's more fun to say "I got that new gee-tee-ex seven-eighty, man" than it is to say "I have the new Nvidia GPU #1387402, good sir." It doesn't matter how (in)experienced with graphics cards you are. It just feels good when the naming schemes have that balance of both awesome and technical.
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#13arleasPosted 10/8/2013 8:01:10 PM
I've never liked AMD's naming scheme....

They could name the models like cars... Name the individual tiers with fancy names and then just slap a new year on it.

The downside is that it might not be obvious how each name stacks up in the whole line (until everyone is used to the model name) but at least then you'd know how outdated your card is by the year.

"I just bought an 2014 nVidia Sloop" "Aww, that's like barely better than integrated (Dinghy)... You should have gone for at least the Schooner!" (Yeah, I couldn't think of anything good so I went with ship types).

I don't think that would really work. I'm sure the numbers work out better.
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#14MarikhenPosted 10/8/2013 8:03:06 PM
fatali posted...
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.


I doubt that that's the case since AMD's four number AGP line started with the Radeon 7k series and they've been doing the HD 7k series for quite some time.
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#15Nightmare2398Posted 10/8/2013 8:04:34 PM
arleas posted...
I've never liked AMD's naming scheme....

They could name the models like cars... Name the individual tiers with fancy names and then just slap a new year on it.

The downside is that it might not be obvious how each name stacks up in the whole line (until everyone is used to the model name) but at least then you'd know how outdated your card is by the year.

"I just bought an 2014 nVidia Sloop" "Aww, that's like barely better than integrated (Dinghy)... You should have gone for at least the Schooner!" (Yeah, I couldn't think of anything good so I went with ship types).

I don't think that would really work. I'm sure the numbers work out better.


amd galleon ftw.
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#16OldSorrowPosted 10/8/2013 8:12:24 PM
Maybe they should start naming their cards after greek gods and anime!
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#17KamenRiderBlade(Topic Creator)Posted 10/8/2013 9:48:41 PM
To all of us who are in the know, it really doesn't matter what naming scheme it is, we'll end up remembering it and associating what card is good / bad.

That being said, the laymen out there, the naming scheme is very confusing, there are so many numbers, so many SKU's, so many model names with minor details.

You look at the car industry, look at the lineups and their naming schemes:


http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles

http://www.bmwusa.com/default.aspx

http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayModelSelector.action

http://www.toyota.com/all-vehicles/


Which maker has the easiest lineup to remember and understand?

Personally, I find Mazda's lineup to be the easiest to remember and understand

Their naming scheme is simple, Mazda's vehicle lineup goes from
Mazda 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9 with minor letter variations to indicate sub-type
CX for cross over (Read SUV / Wagon)
MX for sporty coupe
Mazda's lineup is relatively small so it's easier to remember
The subtype is relatively easy to remember
There is an i category and an S category, i < S in features and perf
Then for extra sub category there is sport, touring, grand touring with sport having the least features and grand touring having the most.
And the sub-type scheme is consistent amongst it's entire lineup

Now you look at Toyota, you have to bloody remember every model name and what it's associated with, that's just alot of raw memorization.
Then the sub types have a wide range that isn't consistent
There's the L, LE, LE, S, SE, XLE, and a lot of unique sub types like LE Echo, XLE Premium, XLE Touring
That's alot of variations in sub types within the various models, that is needlessly confusing

Then you Mercedes Benz which have the <Arbitrary letter>-class <Model Type> naming scheme which is ok, but they have so many sub types that are unique from each other, that you literally have to memorize it all, and they'll change the sub types over the years

Now you look at BMW
They have the 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, X, Z4, M, i, Hybrid series
That by itself wouldn't be so bad, but then there are lots of subtypes like the
528i Sedan
528i xDrive Sedan
535i Sedan
535i xDrive Sedan
535d Sedan
535d xDrive Sedan
550i Sedan
550i xDrive Sedan
WIthin one of those sub-types, there are different builds like Luxery line, Modern line, M Sport

Isn't that just needlessly confusing?


Despite all the confusion from most auto makers and their numerous models, sub-types, at least it's relatively consistent.

You look at the PC world, and countless renames, rebrands every few years.

Then you look at Apple which has a simple model / sku naming scheme that goes through minor incrementation every year.

Now you look at Microsoft and their various OS editions:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP_editions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista_editions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8_editions

All those different SKU's in every version


And now you look at Apple with it's OSX
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSX#Versions
There is just a Client and Server model / scheme, isn't that so much simpler?


As a consumer, which model / naming scheme would you prefer?

Personally I prefer simple, consistent, and incremental
Something where I don't have to memorize a bazillion names and sub-types, at the end of the day, over the many years, simplicity and consistency wins out over countless rebranding, countless renaming, and a lots of little variations.

What do you prefer?
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#18KamenRiderBlade(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 12:41:30 PM
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