Interesting stuff . If correct or near correct this die is about 70% of the silicon of the 1070 or 1080.
So i guess if people are trying to put this into the same category as Nvs 1070 then they are well off. Much cheaper and smaller GPU than the 1070. Its going to be hard for people to argue AMD missed the mark with this card when it never was intended to fight with 40% larger gpus (although i think it will get nearer in dx12). I'm curious to see how many transistors they say it has , it will tell us something about 14 nm vs 16 nm processes.
I think the 480 will overclock % wise better however than the 1070 allowing it to get nearer , seem as the overclocking is quite tame on 1070/1080. In DX12 it could be near seeing as Fury X is better than 1070 now in DX12 titles.
Time will tell but i'm sure this card has good breathing room, AMD has been berated for so long over performance per watt they'll likely underclock at this point in time to get good metrics - with the over importance that's been placed on power efficiency these days - eventually are we going to make a big deal of 10watt differences at 5nm etc ??. Also price protection for Fury also makes sense to place it lower in the product stack.
I wish i was in the market for one but have Titans so i'll wait for Vega but man i'm excited for AMD and think this card will be a hit.
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