What do you mean nothing is lost? Architecture plays a big role in clocking, the metric is meaningless. Most pascal cards will clock in the 1800mhz range, how exactly is a per clock metric useful to me when I compare pascal to gcn 1.2 for example. By this metric Hawaii is significantly better than gm200 (which I'm sure will be your endgame in the discussion) it has fewer transistors and clocks lower. The problem is that maxwell is designed to run at high clocks, Hawaii is not and cannot Until you can justify to me why an architectural performance metric would not take clocks into account I will not accept it. Are you denying that maxwell can clock inherently here, independent of cooling, power etc? Where does this ability to clock higher come from, and how can justify a performance metric that would not account for 50% increased performance vs hawaii?