I've always had AMD for CPU and GPU's. Never had an issue with them playing games(high to ultra settings), running benchmarks, etc. Sure it never gave the highest fps, or highest score but it worked. Games were playable in High to Ultra settings. Also saved me a few $$$ that i could use on other components for my setup. People gotta stop looking at the graphs and listening to all the hype. We really got to stop pumping out new cards yearly with minimal performance increase, new features and focus on optimizing software to utilize what we have now.