Hi guys. I'm an enthusiast AMD. Since Am5x86. But now I'm just desperate. I had a system based on the AMD FX 4170, 990FX chipset, 16GB RAM (DDR3-1866) and graphics R7 280X(ASUS R9280X-DC2T-3GD5-V2). I use this computer for gaming, and it allowed me, in particular, play GTA5 on middle-high settings with 30-60fps (1680x1050) that was quite comfortable.
Recently I was thinking about upgrading. I was planning to replace CPU (and motherboard, respectively) on Ryzen. (Hand on heart, we must admit that from my side was a big mistake to replace Phenom II 945 on the FX 4170. It was necessary to change or to a six-core processor or not change at all, but what's done is done.) And I also decided to change their graphics card on the RX 480(Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 G1 Gaming 8G). Of course I did not expect that the performance of the system will grow (because of my CPU), but I was sure that it will remain at the same level. I was hoping for a better performance in the future, after the change of CPU and I was attracted to the smaller size and heat dissipation.
But what was my confusion when I got 15-30fps in GTA5 on low-middle settings that the game is automatically installed. What? How? Why? Is RX 480 is so dependent on the CPU or so bad with DX 11? Or it is a throttling?! What is it? Maybe it's marriage or the graphics card so it should be ?! What to do? Wait Ryzen or carry the card back to the seller? If I wait Ryzen what I do six months before it comes out ?!
P.S. My old R7 280x on a computer with a Phenom II 945, 16gb DDR3-1600 on the 970 chipset got 45-63fps(1600x900) in GTA5 on middle-high settigs (set automatically by game). What? I'm crying. I do not want to live in this horrible world.