It's still below a gtx 970. Ok, it has very good performance for the price, but I'm not looking only for price, I'm looking for top performance. The 1070 is almost twice as fast. I'm sure there will be a lot of folks who will buy that card, but not me.
Either that or divert more power from the 6-pin connector which is probably already strained itself.
That's a bit of a stupid move IMO that they went with a 6-pin connector instead of a 8-pin, reference card or not. I guess efficiency sells, perceived or not...
Well, AMD says that the problem can be fixed with a firmware update. I just don't know, if they lower the voltage, they might have to lower the gpu/memory clocks. I think you are right, we might see oems releasing these cards with an 8 pin connector.