They also name the product differently Binning isn't the bad part, the fact that you having two different performing products under the exact same name is. Nvidia calls these chips 2070 regardless of the bin. With the AMD example you provided when you buy a 2700X you get a specific chip that's been tested to work at a certain frequency / power (the "binning" part). A 2700 on the other hand will not have as good power characteristics and max frequency. On the other hand the two different bins of Nvidia chip are both sold and advertised as a 2070, meaning you can get lower performance then advertised. There is nothing to let the consumer know they may get lower performance and Nvidia does not force a name change to AIBs for the two different chips.So, when AMD offers an R7 2700 and an R7 2700X don't you think binning is involved too?
TechPowerUp reported this back in Sept. https://www.techpowerup.com/247660/nvidia-segregates-turing-gpus-factory-overclocking-forbidden-on-the-cheaper-variant
read above.Binning makes perfect sense and is in no way fishy.