14nm printing has been going so well that they're just waiting to see what the real world performance of the 1080 is then they'll print up a Polaris that beats it. Then when the 1080ti comes out they'll print up a Polaris that beats that too.
Then when the Titan-P comes out they'll push Vega out the door.
They've got room like you wouldn't believe on the die. The "rumor" I got from the fab was more than 95% good from the wafers... an absurdly good first run.
With the 1070 inbound at ¬400, most of AMD lineup is obsolete anyway. My prediction has always been a GPU that matches or overtakes Fury X. If 480 is 1070 class,this is it. And I am buying one without caring when Vega hits, since it is so cheap.
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Well, thankfully the R9 390 and 390X are no longer being made, and AMD is in a position to discount the price of the R9 Fury, R9 Nano, and R9 Fury X to offer a counter to the GTX 1070. I think we'll see a price drop to below $400 for the R9 Fury and R9 Nano before the end of June.
If AMD dares going down to $350, they can offer GTX 980 Ti-class performance for less than the GTX 1070, and the slight performance drop is also reflected in the slight price drop to match.
Depends which market you're talking about - enthusiasts, casual gamers, etc. The GTX 970 might hold the most individual market share of any GPU on Steam via the Steam survey, but most people are playing on systems with cards that are weaker on average. I'd wager that most people who want to play games are shopping around the $100-$200 price point for a GPU.
Yes, AIB cards should be available on launch day. This has been the case with AMD for a while, no Founders Edition shenanigans.
Raja also mentioned that the Polaris 10 family covers various price points from $100 to $300. There are at least another four GPUs coming our way - one to replace the R9 380X and R9 390's market position, one to replace Pitcairn, another to replace Bonaire and the final one to replace Cape Verde, which includes the Radeon R7 250E.
Remember a 1070 are cut down so 314mm2X 0.75= 235.5mm2 about same size as uncut Polaris.(Has 232mm2 Polaris been confirmed?) I doubt it clock as high but still it could be competitive.