Originally Posted by twitchyzero
^ i feel the opposite
I feel 28nm process is stagnating the market if Maxwell doesn't come out by next summer.
If there's no yield/processing issues they should stick to their schedules....no delays for true next-gens even if it means shortening the 290X lifespan (which I felt is 4-6 months too late to the party).
Actually I felt AMD's responses this gen have been so untimely...7990 shipped like what...a whole year after the 690 launch? then 290X almost 2 quarters lagging bedhind 780 only for a 15% 'price reduction'. These 2 launches have been surprising to me considering AMD was the one who beat Nvidia to launch the 28nm process first...the 7970 in Jan 2012.
Yiled/processing issues for big chips are likely unavoidable. We been there before with the TSMC/Nvidia partnership not once but twice: 40nm started with the uber leaky and hot GF100/GTX 480, 28nm low yield basically derailed GF100.
20nm Medium chips though would only be a moderate increase over 28nm big chips in performance, we been there before with GTX 680. I'd rather wait for a big chip product in Q3-Q4 2014 instead of paying 780 price for a 880 GM104 then Nvidia puts out a Titan 2 GM110 in Feb 2015.Edited by sherlock - 10/24/13 at 1:19pm