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kinsei
Journeyman III

Artifacts - Vega 64, should I return it?

I have for a long time struggled with artifacting on my RX Vega 64, most commonly in the form of colorful blinking stars showing up in various circumstances. Usually, but not in all cases they can be avoided by changing game settings to something absurdly low for the supposed specs. I've added a recording of a couple of games where it's particularily noticeable, but the issue is not limiteed to these games. It is also present in games such as Destiny 2, Resident Evil Revelations 2, among many others. 


Other issues:

Nier: Automata - Unplayable, frequent freezes in main menu (every few seconds)
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Display driver stopped working, flickering black stretched out triangles.

These issues remain regardless of driver. Recently swapped out to a newer motherboard and CPU as well, and did a fresh windows install. Attempted several fresh installs of driver with DDU. No overclocking.

I am wondering if I should attempt to return this card and get a replacement?
I've had it for a bit over a year and I probably should have taken the issue more seriously sooner.
Started noticing it a couple of months after I bought it but thought it might due to bad drivers.

Artifacts - SAPPHIRE RADEON RX VEGA 64 8G HBM2 HDMI/TRIPLE DP - Volcanoids - YouTube 
Artifacts - SAPPHIRE RADEON RX VEGA 64 8G HBM2 HDMI/TRIPLE DP - Stationeers - YouTube 

GPU: SAPPHIRE RADEON RX VEGA 64 8G HBM2 HDMI/TRIPLE DP

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 

MB: MPG z390  GAMING PRO CARBON
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz 16GB(4x4GB)
PSU: Corsair AX 850W
Monitor: Asus 27" LED FreeSync MG278Q, Asus 27" LED FreeSync MG279Q
OS: Windows 10 Pro

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Thanny
Miniboss

Re: Artifacts - Vega 64, should I return it?

If you're getting artifacts at stock settings, I'd return it, if possible.  You could also try reducing memory clock speeds a bit.

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