AMD Rebrand HD 5770 and HD 5750 to HD 6700 Series

techpowerup reported today that AMD is going to Rebrand HD 5770 and HD 5750 to HD 6700 Series and showed two rebranding options for AMD:

AMD seems to have been on the crossroads of which naming scheme to adopt. The first scheme based on conventional logic tells users that Barts-based SKUs should sit in the HD 6700 series, and Cayman-based single-GPU SKUs in the HD 6800; while the second scheme promotes Barts to the HD 6800 series, and Cayman to the HD 6900 series, pushing the low-volume, high-end Antilles (dual-Cayman) graphics card to the HD 6990 SKU. Evidently, AMD chose the newer, second scheme. 

Since the new performance SKU will be labeled HD 6800 series, that leaves some vacuum with the HD 6700 series. The solution to this came in the form of a perceptually bad practice of rebranding Juniper-based SKUs to HD 6700 series. There is a possibility of AMD stepping up clock speeds, or adding software features to the HD 6700 series, but that's as far as we can see the Juniper going. "Turks" and "Caicos" are new GPUs, that trail behind in the HD 6600, HD 6500, and HD 6400 Series, respectively."


AMD Rebrand HD 5770 and HD 5750 to HD 6700 Series AMD Rebrand HD 5770 and HD 5750 to HD 6700 Series Reviewed by Maherr Live on Sunday, October 10, 2010 Rating: 5