3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 15, 2016 5:52 PM by zionhalcyon

    Why AMD changed naming schemes with Polaris (RX 480 instead of R9 480X)

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      Computex 2016: Exclusive Interview With AMD | Custom PC Review

       

      Some people don’t like seeing AMD adopting a new naming scheme. On this subject, Adam [Kozak, AMD’s Client Desktop Product Marketing Manager] commented “The reason for the new naming scheme is simple. Number keeping became very confusing for the consumers. We had the R# denoting the performance family, the then numbers trailing it to diversify them even further. Now there’s only two levels: RX for gaming and regular non RX series for mainstream performance.”