Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
Turing is 12nm architecture. It was designed around that from the ground up. Same thing with Navi. 5700 XT matching Radeon 7 with half CU shows that 7nm is now the major part of what makes Navi fast. Also we know Nvidia killed it with 16nm/12nm. Let's see their 7nm before we judge AMDs 7nm. Having Radeon 7, 5700 XT all in 7nm give AMD experience. It was similar to back in the day with 4770 40nm.
Also isnt process an important achievement? Do we know why Nvidia is not on 7nm? Cost? Yield? Design issues? Last time I checked Intel had issues with their superior 10nm but if you do not have a product to market its as good as a con.
Bold for emphasis.
Radeon VII has 60 CU's enabled (out of 64), for a total of 3840 cores.
The RX 5700 XT has 40 CU's, for a total of 2560 cores.
That's 33.3% less CU's, not half.
Nvidia isn't on 7nm because they launched Turing almost a year ago on 12nm before 7nm was ready and their refreshed products are still competing with Navi, so there is no need (unfortunately for us consumers). It's made all the more apparent since both in the lower midrange and in the upper end they still have no competition from AMD - namely to the GTX 1660, GTX 1660 Ti, RTX 2080 Super and RTX 2080 Ti. Also, Intel has problems with their 10nm process, Nvidia doesn't have any problems with the process per se,
as that is handled by TSMC and Samsung. They might have implementation problems, but we don't know that. Word is that Nvidia will go straight to Samsung's 7nm EUV, as it will yield a bigger improvement at less cost and complexity than 7nm DUV.