EVGA and MSI are known to up the powerlimits on their cards for overclockers.
But realistically average power draw in gaming wont be in the 500W range.
Who gives a shit about average gaming, u buy the card for its peak gaming. I don't buy a 3080 to play heroes of the storm or some other cpu bottlenecked game. I buy it to push the demanding games to its max and i need more performance already from the day i bought it. A 3090 owner specially the premium models buy this stuff to push framerates to the max.
This thing runs 500w even in the same benchmark with furmark that is ( so the stock bios is able to get there ), now if the card throttles or limits i don't know, i do know yay2cents or whatever that guy is called use the card like many on a 999w power limit bios which means it can up big time and in games it also showcases it going way over 500w this way.
Anyway the point is, that aftermarket cards specially from EVGA will make 1000w models of it or around it and it will be laughable. Even the stock 600w is laughable and the 500w from amd is also laughable.
Honestly i wanted to upgrade to the 4000 series, but after seeing these numbers and the lackbusting lower tier versions of the card, i will probably be sitting on this 3080 for a few more years to come as 350w this card pushes is already a joke.
Not to forget the 2080ti was a 250w card, now we hit 600w.