Originally Posted by sdlvx
That's why AMD is releasing then. They're more than likely hoping for going for something along the lines of getting some early multi-platforms released and using those in benchmarks to try and get a software optimization advantage.
The best Nvidia can do is create a really big ARM or MIPS CPU. I don't see Nvidia worrying too much about this now, not when they've gutted GPGPU from Kepler in the name of power consumption. Nvidia seems to be stepping away from GPGPU and AMD seems to be embracing it.
I just wonder how long these generations are going to last. We're going to have a tweaked Tahiti going against rebranded and clock bumped Keplers (kind of like FX Centurions). It's more than likely not going to be a good time for Nvidia.
If GK110 is about 550mm^2 and AMD can sit between GTX 780 and Titan in performance while having a die size less than 400mm^2, Nvidia is going to get absolutely mauled in price to performance. There simply won't be any way for Nvidia to compete, at all. Tahiti is 365mm^2.
AMD has a huge chance to dominate if the 9970 GPU is under 450mm^2. I'd imagine 9970 falling between GTX 780 and Titan like everyone is suggesting, but based on die size I'd expect it to fall between GTX 770 and GTX 780 in pricing, leaning more towards GTX 770 pricing as AMD wants more market share instead of profits (at least judging their past behaviors).
AMD just needs to get their CPUs in order now to stop the embarrassment of their graphic products running better on their competitors CPUs as opposed to AMD CPUs.