Polaris is on 14nm and it's only a 230mm^2 die at peak max tdp at 150 watt. This product is not about raising the max performance but it's about raising the mid range market to the levels of the previous high performance models (not enthusiastic) . That's why it costs 200 bucks it's a mid range part and nothing else.
I'm aware of the directive they went with Polaris. But the 1080 is a midrange too and the 480 can't compete. But we can probably expect a Ti from the 1000 series. Where as AMD has made no mention of Polaris offering a high end card. I don't need you to explain their marketing strategy. But you have a card from Nvidia thats better than its competitors new cards, and better all 3 of its predecessors at a cheaper price than the 980 Ti at its launch and people still complain.
Edited by Brimlock - 6/23/16 at 4:22pm