Originally Posted by prjindigo
Only difference between maxwell and pascal is clock and watts.
That ignores improvements to architecture and the new GDDR5X memory controller. The 1070 performs on the level of a 980ti/titan x with significantly less bandwidth. Obviously a lot more then just "clocks and watts"
Although, both sides are wrong here. Of course, nvidia will stop explicitly optimizing for maxwell now that pascal is out, but most likely the changes will still benefit maxwell due to similarities. Similarly, kepler has performed well despite people claiming that nvidia gimped them (which, in reality, was actually AMD finally getting around to fixing their driver and getting the full performance out of their chips. Kepler didnt have that issue.) The only reason AMD kept optimizing for the 7000 series is that they had no choice. They had GCN 1.0 cards being sold 4 years later has R7/R9 300 cards. People forget that the 6000 series stopped receiving optimizations once the 7000 series caught on.