Obviously not that exciting then or he's spent the last 4 days trying to update the drivers or get it up and running......
Sorry. I have actually spent a couple of hours every night sorting stuff out from my old pc!
The games I've thrown at it so far average 80-90 frames per second on Ultra. The only issue I had at the beginning was some screen tearing here and there, as I'm using a TV, not a monitor.
I've now set the refresh rate at 59Hz and turned V-sync on and it runs at exactly
60 fps continually. That's at Custom Ultra with absolutely everything on and maxed. Thanks to Kila for that tip. ;o)
For the racing games I play, the R9 380 is running them buttery smooth with cracking visuals. No driver issues, no micro stutter, no tearing unless you let the frame rate run free (pointless on a TV). It is extremely quiet considering it is in such a tiny case. It runs really cool too, not going above 63°C in the heat yesterday which I was quite frankly amazed at. I am quite confident that this card will run virtually anything at 1080p in Ultra and still manage close to 60fps. I was expecting a reference type card, but it actually arrived with a Sapphire Nitro 380 4GB with twin cooling fans. Very pleased with that.
So contrary to recent claims on the forum, this "re-branded" AMD graphics card is not suffering from disastrous drivers, extreme temperatures, hair dryer fan volumes and is absolutely, categorically, une-f***ing-quivocally NOT running like a dog.
Thank god I stuck to the old fashioned method of researching things for myself.