Posted September 13, 2018 06:02:30I’m a big fan of the Radeon R7 260X (and R9 295X2), the flagship card from Gigabyte.
It has a hefty price tag, and it offers good performance.
But as of the moment, I can’t say I am happy with the new card.
The R9 280X is also good, but it’s not quite the same price.
The biggest issue with this R9 series is its power consumption.
It’s around 100W when fully loaded and it’s around 70W when under load.
For a reference card, it’s about 75W, but for some people it’s closer to 80W.
For that reason, I think it’s a waste of money to buy this card.
The Radeon R8 280X was a good card for me, but unfortunately it wasn’t as good as the R9 390X or R9 Fury X. With that said, I have a Radeon R6 290X which is a much better card, but the R7 290X still seems to be my favorite for gaming.