Honestly I don't care about this 'issue' and I don't belive it for a second that Nvidia or Intel doesn't have the same stuff going on anyway.
In the past ~10+ years I only had 2 cards die on me and both were Nvidia cards so theres that.
Don't care about ref/blower cards either,whoever buys those should know what they are buying instead of waiting some time to get 'proper' models.
I'm planning to buy a 5700 but I'm not in a hurry,I can easily wait till all of the decent models are out and then buy one of them 'Nitro/pulse/giga G1 probably'.
110c is to hot hopefully they come out with a 5800 that solves it, but i dont think they care as long as they have your money till the warranty is expired.
i have only had nvidia cards die too but thats because they are always the best bang for buck. (only bought a few amd gpu's 9800 that could unlock shaders? or 9700 vanilla? i forget and the 1950xtxtxtx? still have it on the wall of my garage. Most deaths are from simple cap that i could have replaced but by the time they die i would rather hang them on the wall then repair and use. (maybe 30 motherboards some with cpu's and coolers intact on my wall and 20 gfx cards over the years.)
its strange to me why people want a 5700 anyway, the 1080ti has been out for how long? i purchased two of them used long ago for 450 and 500 (just about 2 years ago to the day) they seem to run better then the new 5700xt in every scenario. so its people that love the amd brand and are hoping for a better future?
if i was to purchase a card today it would be a open box 2080 i think they run 550? To bad nothing has hdmi 2.1 so i will just sit and wait for next gen after next gen still so slow and overpriced. (id be happy with 8k@120hz hehehe)