Very true indeed. Despite the criticisms of HBM, it has benefited this consumer. Last 3 yrs of gaming for me have been very satisfying with my ageing R9 Nano, 175w TDP & compact to boot, it was ahead of it's time imo. Not one for mega monitor gaming & multiple cards, I'm a 'humble' gamer & don't give a toss what anyone thinks of that. Besides my fav games top out at 60FPS anyway. Best value $ card I ever bought since fiddling with computers some 20 yrs already.