oh im not recommending you go for an AMD card. just poking fun at how a the x70 card is now a replacement for a x80 card when it used to be a replacement for the Titan or the Ti version of their flagship. This is performing like an x60 card from previous gens only its $600 instead of $300.
That isn't true either. The 1070 was a replacement for 980ti. The 2070 was a replacement for the 1080. the 3070 was a replacement for the 2080ti. The 4070 is a replacement for the 3080.
Seems like a pattern. Of course the price is a bit different. Blame our governments spending money like a drunken sailor at a whore house. That and TSMC.