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Tuesday, 14 December 2010 13:22

Acer irked by AMD rebrands in Russia

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Redwood and Cedar chips turn 6000 series

According to Russian tech site cnews.ru, local Acer reps are anything but thrilled by AMD's decision to allow some Russian partners to sell rebranded entry-level cards.

Taking a page out of Nvidia's book, AMD Redwood and Cedar cards became HD 6250, HD 6390 and HD 6510 cards overnight, courtesy of Russian system integrator K-Systems.

Acer actually went out and bought a couple of K-Systems PCs and ran tests to establish whether the cards were truly rebranded HD 5xxx series products and some basic tests conclusively proved that they were.

Acer claims that the rebrand is misleading consumers, which goes without saying as it is the sole purpose of any rebrand. After all, if it didn't work, neither AMD nor Nvidia would be doing it.

More here. (Russian)

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+12 #1 Nerdmaster 2010-12-14 13:46
Then do not buy 6250 - 6510 cards. Simple as that.
 
 
+22 #2 Boomstick777 2010-12-14 13:54
Who cares about rebranded cards at this entry level.. I can see why rebranding the top end cards would annoy people i.e (GTX 480 to GTX 580 lol) but at the entry level I cannot see why it would bother anyone..

More fud to swing AMD's way I guess?
 
 
+10 #3 Nerdmaster 2010-12-14 14:37
Quoting Boomstick777:
Who cares about rebranded cards at this entry level.. I can see why rebranding the top end cards would annoy people i.e (GTX 480 to GTX 580 lol) but at the entry level I cannot see why it would bother anyone..
More fud to swing AMD's way I guess?

Probably.
 
 
+8 #4 darcotech 2010-12-14 14:43
Well,
looking at model numbers,they all look like low end parts,AMD doesn't try to sell it like a "brand new technology" like Nvidia was doing,They are simply aligning models and their numbers so that client will know what level of power card had regarding its number.So,this is actually good for buyers,I see nothing bad in this.AMD stays honest with its customers as always.
 
 
+7 #5 nele 2010-12-14 15:15
Quoting darcotech:
Well,
looking at model numbers,they all look like low end parts,AMD doesn't try to sell it like a "brand new technology" like Nvidia was doing,They are simply aligning models and their numbers so that client will know what level of power card had regarding its number.So,this is actually good for buyers,I see nothing bad in this.AMD stays honest with its customers as always.


No corporation is 'honest'... Well, at least no successful corporation.
 
 
+9 #6 darcotech 2010-12-14 15:21
Quoting nele:
Quoting darcotech:
Well,
looking at model numbers,they all look like low end parts,AMD doesn't try to sell it like a "brand new technology" like Nvidia was doing,They are simply aligning models and their numbers so that client will know what level of power card had regarding its number.So,this is actually good for buyers,I see nothing bad in this.AMD stays honest with its customers as always.


No corporation is 'honest'... Well, at least no successful corporation.



It's true,but we can say more honest than many others.
 
 
+6 #7 Super XP 2010-12-14 15:45
NVIDIA's middle name is Re-Branding. If any, it's quite rare for ATI/AMD to pull somehting like this.
 
 
-6 #8 Warrior24_7 2010-12-14 17:39
AM-DUNG has a policy of targeting eastern europeans with rebrands! They dump what they can't sell over there and re-name it fooling the customer into believing he has a newer version of a card and he doesn't...its called fraud!
 
 
+1 #9 DJDestiny 2010-12-14 21:27
Quoting Warrior24_7:
AM-DUNG has a policy of targeting eastern europeans with rebrands! They dump what they can't sell over there and re-name it fooling the customer into believing he has a newer version of a card and he doesn't...its called fraud!


But at least they relabeled it you utter pirate .
 

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