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Driver problems on R7 260 - I'm dissapointed.

Question asked by maxihr on Oct 5, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2016 by catchabreak

First of all, I must say that I'm very dissapointed with AMD. My first PC was Intel Duo Core 2 E7200 with Nvidia GTX 650 and it worked amazing. Then I was about to buy R9 280 with FX8300, but real life problems happened and I needed to sell that PC and get Intel G1840 with MSI R7 260 1GB OC. I was about to get FX 4300, but I ended with G1840. G1840 costed 32€, and FX4300 costed 80€, and difference is 45€ more for 25% better performance. So very dissapointed with FX4300 price. I was really sick of Intel/Nvidia PC and I wanted to try AMD for a very long side, but I ended again with G1840. The graphic card is anothed story, but happier. I wanted to try AMD card with MSI cooling for a long time, and I finally found one great card. The R7 260 is amazing, I get 60+ FPS in every game I play, I can also record in 720P without any problems or lagg. It supports H264 coded for bandicam, which is amazing, on YouTube side-by-side comparation with GTX 750, picture looks a lot more "alive" and not fadded in colours like Nvidia. So I was really happy with AMD. Now.. problem is: I have a lot of problems with my drivers. It crashes every ~20ish minutes and screen becomes black and only solution is to reset PC. It happeneds to my every 20 minutes.. I tried 16.7.3. drivers, on 2 different windows, it crashed every 20 minutes, I tried 16.9.2. drivers, also multiple times - same problem. I tried different windows, different drivers - but my card just keeps sucking. So AMD.. dissapointed.