And what happens if Nvidia jumps straight to 7nm+? Is AMd gonna pull 5nm out of its arse?It wont happen. Even if, somehow, AMD made a 2080ti Navi card, it wont come out until 2020, and people forget nvidia is STILL 14nm. All the benefits AMD is getting from 7nm can be applied to the RTX 3000 series too. If Navi were to compete, wed just get the 3000 series and AMD would take bargain placement for the fourth generation in a row now.
I've pointed this out in other comments multiple times now but AMD's die size (5700 XT) is less then half of Nvidia's mainstream offerings. If Nvidia is able to do 7nm with it's massive chips, AMD is likely able to do 7nm+ with it's own. It doesn't make sense historically either, Nvidia has never been one to rush to a new node. That goes double right now as Nvidia's die sizes have only gotten bigger. Nvidia has had enough trouble making their current cards on their current node even this late in cycle, not even talking about 7nm. Go and look at stock of Super cards. The only refresh I know of that has such poor stock.
AMd is still reliant on its node advantage for GPUs. This is a dangerous game to play, considering nvidia has lots of money to throw at better processes from TSMC. This also assumes second gen RT cores will be as large as first gen cores.
For some reason everyone assumes that, because zen exists, that AMD has this huge lead in IPC everywhere. News flash, AMD's GPU division is still lagging behind Nvidia.