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Journeyman III

Flickering/Flashing Screen with 6800XT and 164Hz Monitor

Hi Everybody,

I've been looking for a solution to this problem for a while now and hope to finally find it here. 

I have a 6800XT and a Dell S3220DGF Monitor. I also have another 24-inch with 60Hz connected. 

The problem I have is that whenever I play a game on fullscreen, my screen starts flickering (or flashing). The best I can describe it is that the screen gets brighter every other frame or so. As far as I can tell, this is only a problem at 120Hz or 164Hz. It even happens when I have the Xbox or Windows Music apps on fullscreen.

Did anyone else have this problem and was able to find a solution? 

Help would be much appreciated! Thx

2 Replies

Funny, I have started noticing that if I turn off my other monitor. My main one starts to flicker.. only been happening in the last 1 or 2 updates. Was never an issue befor

DELL OMEN 27i 27" 1440p 165Hz is my main which flickers when i turn MSI Optix MAG271C 27" 1080p 144Hz off

I always have both on so it doesn't effect me otherwise



GPU: Red Devil Limited Edition RX 6800 XT
CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280
MB: Asus ROG Strix X570-E
MEM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200
PSU: Corsair HX Platinum 1000 W 80+ Platinum
CASE: Fractal Design Meshify S2
Mon1: MSI Optix MAG271C 27" 1080p 144Hz
Mon2: DELL OMEN 27i 27" 1440p 165Hz

Journeyman III

Did you ever find a solution to this? I am having the same issue with my rig while playing PUBG. 6900 xt with 5900 cpu. When I move my mouse the screen gets (brighter) no loss of frames just gets brighter for a split second when I move mouse.