Two of AMD’s partners have confirmed that the Radeon HD 5700s are going to be renamed as the Radeon HD 6700s across the board. Remember, a few months ago, AMD told the press that this wouldn’t be the case, before changing their tune at the end of January, insisting on the fact that these ‘new’ cards would be reserved for OEMs.
Now we can expect the name change to be rolled out across all markets, as the early rumours were suggesting last October. The change will come into effect at the end of this month or beginning of April. Although AMD’s partners are saying that this will facilitate understanding of the range on sale, they hope to avoid the scenario whereby sales of the GeForce 9800 GTX+ fell after criticism of it being renamed as the GeForce GTS 250.