Originally Posted by sinholueiro
The companies doesn't care about what you and me want in performance. They will just give you the same as always. get the 780Ti performance and calculate the gains from going to the 980. There you have the gains from going from GM200 to GP104. Barely changed arch from Maxwell and less nm to be able to put the same core count as a Titan X in the 980 die size and being able to get a big number of mid-sized chips from the waffle. It's just as simple as that
Well I disagree.
1) They will give you the same as always.
What do you define "as always"? Is "as always" just your recent memory? The jump from GTX 580 -> 680 was 35% performance increase and they went from a 520mm² to 294mm² die. What makes you think that going from Maxwell to Pascal is like going from Kepler to Maxwell instead of Fermi to Kepler? Fermi to Kepler makes much more sense.
get the 780Ti performance and calculate the gains from going to the 980. There you have the gains from going from GM200 to GP104
What do you base that on? 780 Ti and 980 are both 28nm cards. GM200 to GP104 is a jump from 28nm to 16/14nm
You know that the 780 Ti to 980 is only a very small jump? ( http://www.anandtech.com/show/8526/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-review/14
) It is like 2-3% better. You honestly expect a jump that small? May I ask you an honest question? Are you trying to downplay the GP104 so you would feel better if you buy it when it releases? Are we talking about different cards?
I am talking about the card that I expect to be the GTX "1080".
Why would you expect the GTX 1080 to be only 2-3% better than the 980 Ti?
(my post might sound offensive, but I am actually curious)