Never had a problem with Green Team cards ever in regards to drivers and working with I would say 99.9% of games. I am glad you found a solution that worked for you. I may have to do what you did with Sapphire. I already messaged them about my RX 5700 XT. What is sad is I really wanted to go all AMD to stick it to the big guys and this experience is making me not to want to even get Ryzen related hardware.
I´ve been experiencing issues with my 5700 xt nitro+ since last year, I have installed many drivers and experiencing errors until a few days.
Screen flickering with chrome, youtube, etc.
Blue screens with games, programs, even if I´m in the desktop.
Black screen, crashes with almost every game.
When playing games at some point the game freezes and my computer rebooted.
The solution that is working for now:
-Uninstall drivers with DDU.
-I have installed the 20.7.1 drivers again
-Installed my chipset driver.
In the Radeon Software I left the Graphics profile to Standard because every option are disabled by default.
Graphics Menu all Disabled.
Display Menu all Disabled except for AMD Fressync.
In Performance / Tuning menu I choose: Tuning Control / Automatic and Auto Tuning / Default.
I´m not sure if you change the parameters manually problems will appear
I think there is a weird issue in the Radeon Software with the Graphics Card if you enable any option like Virtual Super Resolution, Image Sharpening, etc Issues are going to appear
If you enable and disabled any option the issues are going to appear SO dont enable anything.
I hope this workaround works for you. Do some tests.
English is not my native language.
I had the same problems with a gigabyt rx 5700xt board, black screen and freezer. I tested everything you tested above with DDU and etc, but nothing.
The solution for me was as follows:
It did not decrease the performance but on the contrary it increased more in the benchmark, and FPS was more stable. Since then no problem, everything goes perfectly and much colder.
I think all rx 5000 video cards have too high voltage and that is why they are so unstable.
follow steps from this youtuber to lower the voltage and everything it does and see if it will solve your problem with the black screen (I lowered the voltage even more than he did):
Ok after struggling with this Black Screen and Reboot issue (while gaming) for last four months now I think I have the ultimate and final 100% fix!
I purchased my MSI 570XT Gaming X in November 2019 and have been very happy with its performance up to August 2020 where I had my first black screen reboot while playing Rust. This initially only happen every two weeks after playing the game for up to 16 hours. Then black screens reboots; every week, every three days, daily, 3 times a day and now up to 6 times a day playing Rust for months later.
Here is my system Specs;
Tried everything to fix the black screen reboot including;
Here is the fix and the reason why. All 5700XT reference and board partner cards are all clocked to high by a large margin (overclocked from the factory) which results in an intermittent black screen during games and usually a reboot. The cards are only 100% reliable when clock the same as a 5700 (non XT).
To achieve 5700 settings using manual “Tuning” mode;
If you set the GPU power higher the card will not be 100% stable however it will be more stable than the defaults for the 5700XT reference and board partner cards.
Ok finally solved my Black Screen and reboot issues while gaming on my 5700XT and have a 100% solution to the problem.
I purchased a MSI 5700XT Gaming X graphic card in November 2019 after having many AMD/ATI cards in the past since 2009 and having not issues at all with previous AMD cards. The 5700XT card has been great however in August 2020 I noticed a Black Screen and reboot after playing the Rust game for about 16 hours. In four months since the issue has gotten much worse from every two weeks, weekly, every three days, every day, 3 x times a day and now a Black Screen reboot 6 x times a day while playing Rust.
My Computer specs include;
I have tried a number of ways to fix the Black Screen and reboot issue while gaming including;
I feel the problem is that every 5700XT reference and partner cards are all clocked much too high from the factory (all overclocked). The only way to fix this and be 100% reliable is to setup the 5700XT to the same power and clock settings as the 5700 (non XT) card.
Using the Radeon software set the “Performance Tuning" to manual and;
You can set the power and frequency higher however the card will not be 100% reliable. It will however be much better than with the reference or partner card settings and will not Black Screen and reboot as much. The performance hit for the 5700XT is about -7% to -8% which is about the 2060 super or 2070 (non -super) levels however you have a completely stable graphics card.
I've kept having the occasional blackout.
MB: ASUS® ROG ZENITH II EXTREME ALPHA
CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
PSU: CORSAIR 850W RMx
RAM: 64GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3600MHz (8 x 8GB)
GFX: 8GB AMD RADEON™ RX 5700 XT
OS: Win 10 Pro
The only error show in the Event Logs is the event 56 ACPI 15 I'm not particularly versed with ACPI but from what I've read is a system originally used by the OS to attempt to control power management specifically for energy efficiency, in other words it powers off/hibernates peripherals when they aren't in use so they can be woken or at the very least lowers the power usage.
From what I could understand, One of the power state changes can be based on CPU usage (Idletime) and when it powers down through idling, it can flush the caches (I'd assume L3) I'd guess if the caches were flushed from the wrong core being monitored by ACPI that it would literally cease all functions (namely a blackscreen).
For this reason I've currently Disabled the ACPI through the Motherboards BIOS, I don't know if it will fix the problem (too early to say) I thought I would mentioned it thought and when enough time has passed I'll mention if it's stablised my experience.
Okay an update.
I ended up with anothr BIOS update, flashed the Motherboard and well it reset the settings and I still got the problems. So disabling PSS didn't really seem to work.
However... I installed the ASUS AI suite 3 and let it balance the fan setup and that seems to have fixed the problem. I guess it was due to me having had older cards where you need to hear the fans running to know it's staying cool and I'd ramped the fans up without actually needing to.
A further update:
I ended up with another blackscreen, so I had to re-examine what I had initially considered. I know it will appear I've been clutching at straws for answers, however it's the only way to try and find a satisfactory conclusion to the elusive bug. As part of the problem is actually working out what is causing it for there ever to be a chance of a solution in regards to it.
My first initial consideration was originally down to encryption over the HDMI and my thought originally was on sound (prior to the other things I tried). I've not gone full circle but I have realised (and apparantly others have mentioned it to) it is likely down to HDCP.
I use an old (2014) Toshiba TV for my PC screen. I think that it's HDCP compliant, however it's likely an older version. That in itself isn't the issue however since the blackscreen can't be remedied by just turning the display on and off. (requires a reboot). This made me consider if perhaps its to do with the encryption, or more importantly the method applied as DRM.
When the computer first boots up, it becomes a HDCP transmitter and the monitor/display a reciever. Now I'm wondering that when I access a game, if the "fullscreen" environment triggers a change to the HDCP encryption keys which aren't initially noticed, then alt-tabbing in and out of the different environments eventually causes a key confliction which in turn shuts off the encryption and aborts the HDMI feed.
I'd also hazard that perhaps anything that varies bitrate or framerate could also cause the keys to fail. Now this is a problem that is likely due to various new ways AMD is trying to deal with energy usage and temperature yield. (variable FPS etc through Freesync and Radeon Chill etc.)
Furthermore is the capacity to use a Higher resolution than native (VSR), if a game or program can use a higher resolution than is native the question would be if HDCP see that as a peripheral change.
As you can guess I'm not 100% sure, someone out there probably has a far more intricate understanding of the HDCP compliance in regards to variable bitrates etc.
In any event I'm now testing having turned off HDCP through Adrenalins Settings>Display> Overrides (This should be fine for my old 1080p TV, however it might not be so simple with anything 4k or higher)