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They were not aiming for the 2080Ti, they were aiming higher, but from their communication, it seems that they expected Nvidia to come with a small performance increase of only around 15 percent, like last time.I find this article's headline (about 2080 Ti) odd. Why would AMD aim for 2080Ti performance? 2080 Ti will obviously be dethroned by Ampere's new flagship. If the rumors hold true, both AMD and Nvidia have been working on much better architectures and bigger dies for so long. 2080 Ti is 2 year old tech so it can be a mid-tier performer soon.
But it appears that Nvidia perceived the threat correctly, and will provide a decent performance increase this year (30-40) over the last generation.
So it's unclear if AMD has any chance of taking the crown.