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ATI being renamed to AMD

Discussion in Hardware Hangout started by Dharkk, Aug 30, 2010

  1. Jul 1, 2010
    Figured I would toss this up for people that use ATI cards that might get confused by the switch.. here is the article explaining how AMD is just simply removing ATI from their cards and replacing it with AMD:

    AMD Says Goodbye to the ATI Brand
  2. Feb 21, 2007
    ya, AMD has owned ATI for a while now, surprised they are just now doing this.
  3. Aug 31, 2010

    i currently own 2x 2 gig ati crossfire hd 5970 vid cards...i love them adn from what i got out of the article they are still continueing this line of products just in the amd name to avoid excessive bills for the different name....pretty much to save money but still ofer the same great products
  4. Mar 2, 2010
    I got my computer a couple months ago, and it's already got the AMD name for the sticker, but the graphics panel still says ATI. It's epic lulz, imo. I love watching companies try to switch names. It's like the world is coming to an end.
  5. Jul 14, 2010
    coolbeans and cockbeans
  6. Oct 22, 2010
    AMD and ATI are both epic failures, i lol'd so hard when AMD bought ATI
  7. Aug 18, 2006
    Please tell me you're trolling...
  8. Jul 23, 2010
    Holy shit. Are you really here?
  9. Oct 22, 2010
    no i am not trolling, are you really going to sit there and tell me AMD is better than Intel\ATI is better than Nvidia.. are YOU trolling?
  10. Apr 9, 2007
    <3 3month old threads.

    ATi is horse urine in comparison to Nvidia, though. Just from my own experience with the companies, and the stability of their cards.
  11. Feb 1, 2010
    ATI AND AMD SUX! :yes:
  12. Nov 29, 2010
    Ati and AMD are good for their performance, but they are power-hungry processors and gpu's. I had a laptop using an AMD processor with a radeon gpu driver and that thing would be venting heat like crazy, even when idle.

    Hell, every time I was cold at night, I'd just turn the damn thing on and stick it under my sheets LOL.

    But yeah, they are power-sucking and for their performance/power draw, not worth it.
  13. Jan 24, 2011
    ATI was ok before AMD took them over now they just suck. And whats with the boards now sporting an ati north and south bridge chipset?

    Shit AMD does not even support DDR3 running in tripple channel yet LMFAO. There was one year and one year only AMD was worth a shit. And that was when Intel had its head up apples ass introducing macs to the Intel switchover. AMD had the ATH FX procs and they were delightfull. I will buy from who ever has the best performance so no biased opinions from me, this is fact. Other then the FX procs AMD blows.

    And the retards will still claim AMD is the best for gaming LOL. I am CCIE Certified and A++ Certified and can keep going with my certs but I actually know what im talking about.

    Now if AMD happens to come out with a proc or card that beats Intel or an overclocked BFG Nvidia card then I will buy it and use it.

    5.2 ghz on my 2 i7 quad core extreme's are so nice. And with my EVGA Sr2 board sporting 2 sockets I have 16 processor cores with threading.
  14. Jan 16, 2011
    So this went from a name change thread to a brag about my Intel setup thread. Sweet, AMD is more for the gamer who's on a budget but still wants good performance.
  15. Sep 5, 2010
    holy mother of necro. Also ATI carrds are the shiit
  16. Feb 1, 2011


    I have an AMD CPU and 2x NVIDIA GPUs, so I don't feel SO bad about it... The only reason I bought the AMD is because it was sooo much cheaper than an Intel with approximately the same specs. As for the GPUs, NVIDIA just makes me happy in the pants...

  17. Nov 29, 2010
    AMD Processors = Holy shit the heat. Enough said.

    ATI, For $100 less I can get a video card from nVidia that out performs the current ATI graphics juggernauts.

    Radeon is garbage, despite how it performs on paper they aren't as refined as nvidia
  18. Aug 18, 2006
    I'm an nVidia/Intel guy, however, many people's hatred toward AMD and ATi is unjustified. People need to learn their facts.

    AMD CPU's. While they are not as fast as Intel's i7's, they have the best bang for the buck. You can have an AMD CPU that is nearly as fast as a Core i7 for nearly half the price. Sure, they don't have triple channel memory setups, there are only small gains when the two are compared. It is simply not necessary unless you NEED every ounce of performance you can get. The Core i5's and below still run on dual channel setups. You're just spending money on another memory module for minimal gains which can usually only be seen with synthetic benchmarks. AMD CPU's are generally good overclocker's too, so you can overclock and match/exceed the performance of that of a stock i7.

    Heat? Come on now. All high end parts have a high TDP output. Higher the TDP output = more power being used = more heat. Do not think that only AMD's run hot as that is simply not the case. My Core i7 920 OC'ed to 4GHz @ 1.34v got up to 75*C with Corsair H50 water cooling running IntelBurnTest. My i7 laptop that has an i7 720QM (stock everything) gets up to 95*c playing Just Cause 2. My i5 750 Desktop @ 4GHz with aftermarket air cooling gets up to 85*C with IntelBurnTest. This is hot, yes, but it is not exceeding Intel specification (Including the 720QM). Most Desktop CPU's can handle up to 85*C temps fine, however, it is not recommended to run it at those temps continually.

    As for video cards... ATi was whooping nVidia's ass for a LONG time with their 5800 series before the delayed GeForce GTX 400 series came out. Don't even get me started on nvidia's 40nm fabrication issues, as this was the reason it was delayed and the series did not live up to it's original expectations (the GTX 5x0 series is what the GTX 4x0 should have been). The HD5870 was nearly 2x faster than nvidia's GTX 280 and it had DX11 support. The 5x00 series was the only series that even had DX11 support for a long time. And for the price, it could not be beat. The 5x00 and 6x00 still has a very competitive edge when taking price/performance in to account.

    Take this for example:
    GTX 580: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130587&cm_re=gtx_580-_-14-130-587-_-Product
    HD6970: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103182&cm_re=6970-_-14-103-182-_-Product

    The GTX 580: $500
    The HD6970: $370

    The HD6970 has about the same performance as the GTX 580. Except it's $130 cheaper. BUT WAIT!... I'll take it a step further:

    HD6950: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102921&cm_re=hd6950-_-14-102-921-_-Product

    The HD6950: $260

    You're probably asking why I am linking the HD6950. It's simple. The HD6950 is literally a HD6970 with locked shaders which can be easily be unlocked So, what does that mean? An unlocked HD6950 = HD6970. At the end of the day, that means: YOU CAN HAVE GTX 580 PERFORMANCE FOR HALF THE PRICE.

    The only thing you can really hold against ATi is that their drivers are not as good as nvidia's, but that has been changing recently. Their drivers have been improving drastically over the past couple of years.

    Do not think that this is an attack against anyone in this thread. I am simply trying to set some facts straight. I am not a fanboy to any party. As I said above, I have an Intel/nvidia setup (currently running a GTX 470 as a GFX card.)

    So, tell me, why do you hate AMD/ATi again? Without them, there would be no competition. No innovation. Prices would skyrocket.
  19. Nov 29, 2010
    hate to burst your bubble but NCIX here sells the gtx 580 for $250.

    I owned an HP tx2500 series tablet laptop that ran off a radeon chipset and used a 1.8ghz duo core amd processor. I couldn't even put it on my lap when I'm browsing the internet with it because it ran so hot. Nevermind photoshop. By the way, when I said I could just stick it under my sheets and be warm in seconds, I wasn't lying, all I had to do was turn it on...

    ATI produced solid cards, I can agree with that. However in terms of repairs and fixes, they tend to lag a little. In terms of software, Nvidia are superior. As a matter of fact, ATI has issues that still have not been repaired to this day. With their earlier drivers that could run crysis, they had stuttering issues, even to this day, with their 5xxx series, they still encounter problems running that game.

    In terms of performance/price, ATI are superior, I'll agree with that.

    But in the long term, Nvidia maintain their shine.

    Nvidia cares more about their users and there are updates launched whenever a bug is reported. Doing a brief search on a forum dedicated to ATI, users are actually siding with Nvidia.

    I've yet run into issues with my gtx 470 asides from it being a blast furnace, it's still reliable as hell.

    And looking at benchmarks Radeon HD 6xxx vs the 580, the gtx still outperformed it. Proof?

  20. Aug 18, 2006
    I cant check that GTX 580 price on NCIX since it is down, but I'm sure it's just some clear out sale, either that or they are re-certified.

    Both ATi and nvidia have their issues. There are problems with nvidia's drivers that have been around for quite awhile. That's nothing that can be pinned on ATi. And as far as Crysis goes, I wouldn't necessarily blame ATi/Nvidia. We all know that the game is an unoptimized piece of trash. It's a problem on Crytek's end.

    I'll also Comment on various pieces of that quote:

    1) A solution: MLAA.
    3) yeah, their X-Fire scaling was never great. Micro-stutter affects any multi-GPU setup though. Does not matter if it's ATi or Nvidia.
    7) CCC is being redesigned