The decisions by AMD are idiotic, their decisions on die size are really bad, when you're the only one on 7nm process you should take advantage of it.
They pushed a BIOS for the 5600 that makes it consume 40% more power, while only getting 10% performance.
Instead of pushing silicon clocks/voltages to the limit, which is 50W extra for 10% performance, they could just do these simple steps:
1) Make Navi10 a slightly bigger die (with 320bit bus if possible) for your "mid" range and sell it as the 5800 for 500-550$ with high clocks and everything, and use the defective Navi10 dies for a 5700XT and 5700(256bit) sell them around 350-450$ with clocks at efficiency sweet spot. This would keep the power consumption of 5700xt below 200W and the 5700 below 170W.
2)Use the same tactic for Navi 14 192bits bus for 250-300$ as 5600XT and use the cutdown as a 5600 and 5500XT(128bit bus) in the 150-200$ range, keep clocks on all of these at the sweet spot for efficiency. Sell the cutdown dies to OEMs as 70W versions
3)Rebrand the 570/580 as a 5500/5400 or something, get rid of stock????
4)Keep selling the 560/460 on 14nm/12nm, or whatever that chip is called these days for <120$ name it 5300.
5)Later releasing your top-tier card as best you can do
Staying on the clock/voltage efficiency sweet spot on every level. Letting AIB partners release the higher clocked versions. Using old process tech for budget cards. Follow nvidia tactics, simply.
Last edited by Marios145; 01-21-2020 at 04:59 PM.