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ThunderBeaver
Miniboss

Screen flickering and horizontal screen tearing on some game with RX 6900 XT

Some of my games get screen flickering horizontal tearing and the audio cuts in and out.

GPU RX 6900 XT.

CPU Ryzen 7 2700x at 4.2GHz with an MSI Gaming Series 200 watt TDP Cooler.

MOBO MSI X370 M7 ACK

PSU Thermaltake Toughpower 1200watt.

SSD Samsung 870 EVO SATA 3 4TB

Ram PC3200 Dual Channel Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 32GB

OS Windows 10 64 Version 21H2.

None of these issues occur outside of a few certain games. All other systems function perfectly. I've done a command prompt sfc/ scannow and found no OS integrity issues. I've ran a DXdiag and found no conflicts or missing files. I've run file integrity checks on all the games only one showed a missing file. The games that are affected get high FPS no stutter no blackscreen or crashes. GPU temps hold in the upper 30's under load and CPU temps hold in the mid 40's under load. I know some steam games are getting real buggy having an issue of locking in a refresh rate of 30Hz under all resolutions and all the forms of display syncing are not having any effect on the issue. I've unseated my GPU and cleaned the PCIE slot and the interface port on the GPU. All PCIE power cables have their own separate connection to the PSU and I do not use and pigtail connections that come with the PCIE power cables as this can cause power draw problem for the GPU. The games I'm having trouble with so far is Valheim Foundation and Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.

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amdman
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It could be the game engines for those titles, if most everything runs great, it seems you have done a good job checking the hardware. I would contact the developer and see if any other AMD users are having the problem. In this day where video cards are hard to find all the developers should start paying more attention to AMD cards. We are lucky to even have one.

I'm not sure if these games you mention may have problems with DX 11, maybe those games for some reason have bugs on AMD, I haven't tried them, maybe someone else will let you know, I would imagine there are a few others players of those games they look fun.

I'm not sure if this will fix your problem, you could try it. Be careful if you try this potential fix, the card should shutdown before it burns itself out but you can damage the card so be careful: You could look up the stock clocks for your card then set a min (a little below the stock) and max (stock for your card) range for the core clocks and an aggressive fan curve, some people report this fixes things for some games that for some reason the clocks don't go up like they should. I have ran lots of games and never had to do that yet, but it may be dependent on the game, lots of variables with all this hardware and software.

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amdman
Challenger

It could be the game engines for those titles, if most everything runs great, it seems you have done a good job checking the hardware. I would contact the developer and see if any other AMD users are having the problem. In this day where video cards are hard to find all the developers should start paying more attention to AMD cards. We are lucky to even have one.

I'm not sure if these games you mention may have problems with DX 11, maybe those games for some reason have bugs on AMD, I haven't tried them, maybe someone else will let you know, I would imagine there are a few others players of those games they look fun.

I'm not sure if this will fix your problem, you could try it. Be careful if you try this potential fix, the card should shutdown before it burns itself out but you can damage the card so be careful: You could look up the stock clocks for your card then set a min (a little below the stock) and max (stock for your card) range for the core clocks and an aggressive fan curve, some people report this fixes things for some games that for some reason the clocks don't go up like they should. I have ran lots of games and never had to do that yet, but it may be dependent on the game, lots of variables with all this hardware and software.

Thanks for the advice. I First tried the support sites of the developers and I get flat out ignored and my posts requesting help get flagged as spam and deleted. The only game titles that pull this kind of nonsense are all early access titles on the Steam Gaming platform. Even Steam support refuses to provide any assistance. Steam says its a developer issue and the developers say its a Steam framework issue blocking their attempted patches. I'm from Texas and I know BS when I hear see smell or step in it and these responses (regarding Steam and the game developers only) is absolute BS runaround. 

Sure would be great if they would stick to the standard, I thought DX is DX, shouldn't really matter who the manufacturer is. Oh like you I just woke up to the smell of reality, and it's not sweet. What terrible support to not even answer and bury the problem. Sorry to say it is what it is.

I always customize and test my clock settings on my new GPU's before gaming. I watch for screen tearing and artifacts which are generally a sign of overheating or just the GPU's physical design limitations. I like my GPU's to idle in the mid 20's and load temps to not exceed 51C. I also run in (1366 768) resolution primarily due to bad eye sight doing this makes it easier to read and words or texts that show up and as a side benefit I get higher framerates and my GPU doesn't have to work as hard. This is a DX 12 card and all these early access titles are DX 11 based. I've noticed something else when I go to my PC's local files where these problematic game titles are installed and run a compatibility test on I get a message from Microsoft showing this program is not compatible with our operating systems. That is the first time in 20 years of PC building that I have encountered that problem with a program specifically designed to run on a Microsoft OS. Oh and thank you for providing some advice even experienced PC builders make mistakes more often than we will admit.