Originally Posted by zealord
I agree with that. RTX 2070 performance for 399$ and RTX 2060 performance for 299$ would be a good place for AMD to start
If the RVII 331 mm² matches the RTX 2080 545 mm² at about the same transistor count, or x0.61. We can do some napkin math:
Then a die matching the RTX 2070 445 mm² should be less (compute stripped) than 270 mm². I don't think AMD is going to make a die that big for a mid range card.
But the V64 die is 486 mm² and the RX 580 232 mm² or a 1:2 ratio so the RX 680 (or whatever it is called) could easily have the same ratio and going by the latest TPU review a RX 580 is around x0.64 of a V64.
If AMD were to make a 165 mm² (1/2 the RVII) RX 680 (or whatevs) then the performance should be x0.64 of a RVII.
The RVII scores 267% of a GTX 1650 at 1440p in the latest TPU review. If we multiply it by 0.64 it is 170% or GTX 1660 Ti levels which is $280.
Taking in mind that this is still GCN I highly doubt AMD will push a die so close in size to the RVII considering its pricing. If anything, I think that polaris will be around 165 mm² and clocked high enough to match the RTX 2060, still far from the RTX 2070.
So yeah, not really excited about Navi.