Agree except when will Nvidia be ready for a 7nm card? When will Samsung be ready to make very complex large 7nm chips? Nvidia may concentrate on small die 7nm chips first before the large ones. So we have AMD vapourware with wishful thinking against Nvidia vapourware.By your own words you are proclaiming an undocumented vapourware product the king and winner of the performance wars, but you asked for criteria of what you base a purchase on? imagination? Once the products actually exists, it can be tested, and everyone will see where it compares to Nvidia's two year old tech. Hopefully they'll be able to compete, it's been a while.
The market needs competition, which will hopefully drive prices down, I also doubt Nvidia is sitting idly by without working on something of their own. again i'm hoping it's more of a compatitive market a year or so from now.
Since the 5800 is not normally the top of the stack - as in leaving room for a 5900 series as well, maybe 80 CU, HBM2+, still under 300w card. Will Nvidia have anything remotely that can compete against that?