No this literally is directly slotting in those cards. The improvement is nice, but these aren't new chips. These aren't redesigns or anything new, it's the same chip, same fab, same design, same everything. If they didn't slot it as a direct replacement for the 2070 and 2080, that would be totally different. If I had a 2060, I wouldn't be upset considering they are keeping both the 2060 and 2060 S as their own entities. But they aren't doing that. To me, this feels like Nvidia is treating people who bought these cards, mind you not even a full year of release for these cards that came out in October as some sort of beta testers. This is the test product, test it out, okay it works, now let's release the real thing. That's what this feels like to me. As a consumer who spent the MSRP of the 2070 FE, I can't help but feel cheated. I paid $550 for the card, that's a lot of money to be seen as a beta tester basically. The difference between this and TI variants, Nvidia sold regular and TI variants as their own product. The final name is different, but this is literally being marketed as the same segment and series as what it's replacing.