Originally Posted by Marios145
Right...read some reviews first, ok it's 30% but this isn't the first one to be overvolted and overclocked by amd to squeeze 5-10% performance
Gamers Nexus had around a 10-15w watt delta between stock and new BIOS in their testing for example.
Ultimately it's all about bang for buck, most consumers would gladly take a slight increase in power - as even at 160ish watts this is hardly a high power draw card - for the extra performance gain. It's not like this is AMD 290 Hawaii days where we're talking absolutely monumental power consumption vs the GForce 970 and 980 cards. The 5600 xt still compare well to the 1660ti and 2600 in power consumption and performance.
Looking at the power charts, we compared the Sapphire 5600 XT Pulse OC with its reference configuration as well as the OC bios. We saw significant differences between them. Where the reference card peaked at 121W, averaging around 110W, with the new BIOS it peaked at 156W while averaging 140W. (Tomshardware)
Most reviewers don't even provide a break down of power consumption for the card individually.
And some contradict one another here, some are saying exactly what you've said while others are commenting on its power efficiency and running at sub 1v under load even with new OC bios.
And from what i've observed its only the Sapphire card we have to look at
As for the second part, everything you said adds up to 20-30$ higher COST for 2 gddr6 chips and 10% bigger die so my proposed 100$ higher selling PRICE can cover it
So you know 7nm yields, chip costs, cost of additional vrm, larger bus memory controllers, cost of additional PCB lanes and layers, GDDR5 chips all at a manufacturing and OEM level?