Our Final Thoughts
AMD re-released the high end flagship 200 series GPU now as 300 series with FURY coming soon, and to say that this is a bad thing I think would be a mistake. Yes I do agree that seeing a completely fresh lineup would have been awesome simply for the sake of competition but if FURY stands up to the hype then these 300 series cards may simply be the price drop and increased performance needed to push adoption of the gamers to AMD based systems as right now this 390 card runs AAA titles at excellent performance and while staying quiet and relatively cool.
MSI did a great job of turning virtual lemons into lemonade as the forums have been erupting with upset power users about the fact that the 300 series is just re-badged 200 series, but if you get awesome performance at an extremely competitive price point I really don’t see how that’s a bad thing for gamers.
The MSI R9-390 Really does deserve the gold and it’s not just about the value but also the performance you get for that value. MSI went the extra mile to make sure it gave a card that not only performed very well, it had the cooling and even the quiet to match!