I was making the comparison to the future 3080 ti, which will essentially be the same as the 3090 but with less vram... If it didn't matter, then why does nvidia bother at all with bigger more expensive chips? Oh that's right, because it does matter. They are doing the 3080 on the big chip, because it wouldn't be able to have enough cores to be fast enough otherwise. And you seem to fail to understand, that the fact that they are using a nearly fully unlocked ga102 chip for the 3080 (not a highly cut down one - only 25% of the cores are disabled) means there is barely any room for improvement for the future 3080 ti. In other words the 3080 ti (or 3090) will at most be a measly 40-50 % faster than the 2080 ti, not the 70ish % faster that the 1080 ti was over the 980 ti. And that is all that matters - the improvement of the top end card over previous gen, not the lower tier cards... and that improvement is seemingly rather unimpressive. But you sound like a nvidia shill / fanboy, so this will be the last reply on my part.