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furiouspop
Journeyman III

Re: Flickering

If you can i would highly suggest getting 14.12 drivers and using those.... they were the best drivers and didn't experience this flickering issue...

My problem is that by having Win 10 - it automatically updates the drivers to this EVERYTIME and its very frustrating, regardless what AMD driver i install OR what update settings i put in win 10.....

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krabben
Journeyman III

Re: Flickering

Same problem here, only much worse....

Look at the videos: XFX R9 280X Black Edition flickering - YouTube and XFX R9 280X Black Edtion flickering v.2 - YouTube

Card: XFX R9 280X Black Edition

Driver: 15.20

Last known driver to work: 13.12 (came in the box and dont work on windows 10 x64)

I have connected 3 monitors, two on DVI and one in a mDP to DVI converter to a screen

When i had windows 7 installed i tried running with 3, 2 and 1 monitor with no change.

Lets hope AMD can fix this mess soon.

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bolk
Adept I

Re: Flickering

It's not on the known issue list with the new beta driver, which worries me.

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clark
Adept II

Re: Flickering

Folks, below are the links for all related topics concerning the same problem that I have managed to find on AMD forums:

R9 290 multi monitor image corruption with Catalyst 15.8 beta and 15.7.1

Flickering

Horizontal flickering and image tearing in 2D (3 screens, R9 290x), 15.7 and up

Re: 15.7.1 MAJOR Display Corruption on R9 290 when using Multiple Monitors (Windows 8.1/10)

Keep flickering in resolution 2560x1440 with Catalyst 15.7.1

Driver 15.9 Beta is out and users are reporting that the problem persists. Once again (as when 15.8 was released), this bug is not even listed under the "known issues" section of the beta release notes. Please everyone, report this bug to AMD: AMD Issue Reporting Form

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clark
Adept II

Re: Flickering

I've sent a driver bug report to AMD with the following text (below, as inspiration so everyone can send its own report )

Some users, myself included, are experiencing display corruption when using multiple monitors on R9 series VGAs (including R9 200, R9 300 and Fury series) running Windows 7, 8/8.1 and Windows 10 with Catalyst 15.9 beta, 15.8 beta, 15.7.1 and 15.7 beta (the problem did not occur with Catalyst 15.6 beta and previous drivers).

The following references show some discussions on the matter on AMD forums, including videos showing exactly how the problem appears:

https://community.amd.com/thread/187625

https://community.amd.com/thread/185060

https://community.amd.com/thread/185472

https://community.amd.com/message/2675611#2675611

https://community.amd.com/thread/185119

It seems, so far, that there is not a specific trigger cause, since it randomly starts even when the computer is showing only the desktop. Some users suppose that this problem may be related to memory idle clocks being set too low for multiple monitors, which is partially confirmed by the fact that the display corruption rarely happens while gaming (except when some games, like GTA V, are paused). Other discussions on the community seem to have determined that this bug is affecting setups using Display Port mixed with other interfaces, like DVI and HDMI.

Temporarily fixes for this issue include enabling / disabling Eyefinity Display Group and VSR when the flickering starts or powering off all the monitors connected via Display Port and than back on.

I have reported this bug to AMD using the "AMD Issue Reporting Form" since Catalyst 15.7.1 was released, then again when Catalyst 15.8 beta was made available. Unfortunately, not only the problem persists, but also, it is not listed on the "known issues" section of the "beta release notes" for the newly released Catalyst 15.9 beta, which seems to indicate that AMD has not acknowledged the issue. This is very worrying, because this bug is ruining our experience with R9 Series even when performing basic tasks. It should be clear to AMD that this bug affects the root purpose of a VGA, therefore, it's fix should have a higher priority than game specific upgrades, which, unfortunately, are all that the latest AMD drivers are offering. 

Reverting to Catalyst 15.6 solves the issue, however, we are left without WDDM 2.0 and DirectX 12 support, which is very undesirable.

I have provided my email to AMD. Please let me know if any further clarifications are needed.

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Additional information about my setup that might be useful:

    VGAs: Sapphiretech R9 290 Tri-X OC (dual, in Crossfire)

    Monitors: Three Dell U3014 (one on DVI, two daisy chained on DP, all 2560x1600) and a 1080p TV on HDMI.

- The three U3014 are always used together (either as individual displays or as a single display using eyefinity), but never together with the TV. When the TV is used, the U3014s are powered off. Whenever the three U3014 are used together (either as individual displays or combined with eyefinity), the issue happens. Using only the TV (U3014s powered off) the problem does not happen.

- Enabling/disabling eyefinity display group or VSR temporarily solves the problem (setting it to the opposite state that was set when the problem starts).

- The problem seems to be uncorrelated with Crossfire settings. It happens whether Crossfire is enabled or not.

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clark
Adept II

Re: Flickering

For the people who are using displays with resolution greater than 1080p over Display Port, are you also facing DP screens going completely black for a second or so before returning, sometimes multimple times in succession?

Appart from the flickering problem, I've always had this aforementioned black screen problem, on different drivers (14.9, 14.12, 15.7, 15.7.1, 15.8, 15.9 and 15.9.1), and always thought it was related to DP cables quality (although I have tried several different cables from different makers). Today, however, I found a thread on this forum from a user facing the same issue (Display randomly going black for a second ), and began wondering if other DP users have the same issue. Could you please provide some feedback on your experience?

Thanks.

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furiouspop
Journeyman III

Re: Flickering

I've had this happen to me. I have 1x DP centre screen and 2x DVI (left and right screens)

On startup of PC it varies, sometimes left screen, sometimes right screen and rarely its the centre. Just goes black prior to login and will stay black until i power cycle the monitor.

Problem is windows still detects the monitor as displaying correctly and will not resize the resolution - once i power cycle it - everything moves because it then senses that 1 monitor has gone and come back... annoying but not that frequent thankfully,

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codemonkeyx
Journeyman III

Re: Flickering

This is odd. I had this problem ever since updating the drivers last time. Until today. I just bought a new 4K monitor and replaced my old 1920" x 1200" dell monitor. All I did was switch displays used the same cables etc. Ever since I started using the new monitor I have not seen the flickering (it's only been a day so far), where as before I would see the flickering after an hour or two of use.

Maybe it's a driver interaction with old display port implementations?

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willstar
Journeyman III

Re: Flickering

Same problem here with a W8100... not good!

Windows 10, driver: 15.20

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morphious
Journeyman III

Re: Flickering

Please add this one to the "list"   https://community.amd.com/thread/191232  Same Issue...

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