Originally Posted by mohit9206
Hopefully there is a non RTX 2060 for 1070 performance for $100 less.
that sounds plausible, the current RTX 2060 uses the same die as the 2070, so its inevitable for it to be expensive.
so if they'd make a smaller die it may not have RT cores and have the same configuration as RTX 2060, so it'd be price a bit less but perform roughly the same.
on that note, TU106 is massive.
TU104 (full die 2080) 13.6B transistors (545mm^2) = 2944 CUDA & 64 ROPs
TU106 (full die 2070) 10.8B transistors (445mm^2) = 2304 CUDA & 64 ROPs
TU106 (cut die 2060) 10.8B transistors (445mm^2) = 1920 CUDA & 48 ROPs
GP104 (full die 1080) 7.2B transistors (314mm^2) = 2560 CUDA & 64 ROPs
GP106 (full die 1060) 4.4B transistors (200mm^2) = 1280 CUDA & 48 ROPs
yes TU106 is simply "too big", and they don't have a cut-down of TU104.