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They probably laser cut the core down to a 570 whenever they are doing the original cut out from the die. Its likely just a matter of the cad operator drawing an extra line into the cut out file.
I wonder if chip engineers have to design their chips with cutout channels for the laser to run through. And like on the AMD X2 555's do they always disable the same 2 cores or does it vary?
They might also run through a binning process and then do a selective block cut... this would improve yields and help allow for higher clock GPUs.
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