I had to get a new OS because Vista wouldn't recognize my R9 285. Then I had to get a new MB and RAM because the DDR2 was bottlenecking the 285. It's not uncommon to have to upgrade more than one old part when you want to play new games.
I sure would like a thread with factual discussions to help me and others make a decision, but some people have to put in enough time bashing AMD to earn there Green Team honor badges.
Ryzen 9 3900X, ASRock X570 Taichi, 2x16GB G.Skill 3600 CL19, ASRock RX580 8GB Phantom X