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RX 6000 series flickering OpenGL apps on Windows 10 (Blender, SUPERHOT)

I own an MSI Gaming X Trio RX 6800.

Here's a video demonstrating my issue:

On Windows 10, I am getting a weird flickering issue in Blender and SUPERHOT.
In Blender, this can be seen when in Edit Mode and Weight Paint Mode, when the Viewport Shading is in Solid Mode and Material Preview Mode. Video shows what it looks like in Edit mode. Imgur images show both Edit Mode and Weight Paint Mode.
SUPERHOT's models flicker. Enemies flicker slightly, and the weapons you hold is very noticable.

Interesting part is that this issue does NOT happen in Linux. (Linux Mint 20.1) With a working driver, I do not run into the same issue in Blender and SUPERHOT. So something is up with the Windows OpenGL driver for RDNA2.

The flickering also doesn't happen on my older RX 580.

AMD's email support has not been helpful. I sent a ticket back in February, and another one yesterday as a continuation.  They closed the ticket I just opened with the response saying that I should 'install the latest 21.4.1 driver with a DDU cleanup'... which I already said in the ticket before I got that response. I started the ticket with "Just recently I did a clean DDU install of the latest 21.4.1 driver. This STILL does NOT fix my issue."

I have done so many DDU reinstalls for the past 3 months with every new driver release, hoping it would fix the issue.

Anyone else has this problem!?! Is there a workaround???

Images: (Windows 10)

Computer Type: Desktop

GPU: MSI Gaming X Trio RX 6800 16GB

CPU: Ryzen 7 3700X 8c 16t @ 3.6GHz (PBO disabled)

Motherboard: GIGABYTE AB350N Gaming Wifi

BIOS Version: F50e (AGESA

RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX C16 3200MHz (Set at C18 2800MHz in BIOS)

PSU: 750 Watt Corsair RM 750x

Storage: 2 x 1TB Sandisk PLUS SSDs + WD Blue 256GB M.2 (Win10 Boot) + Samsung 850 EVO 500GB (Linux Boot)

Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 ITX Case

Operating System & Version: Windows 10 Pro 19042.928 + Linux Mint 20.1 w/ Kernel 5.11

GPU Drivers: Win10: AMD Radeon Software - 21.4.1 | Linux Mint: AMDGPU 20.45 + Mesa 21rc Oibaf PPA

Chipset Drivers: AMD B350 Chipset Driver

Background Applications: Discord, Chrome, Steam, Spotify, Oculus, Avast

3 Replies
Journeyman III

Re: RX 6000 series flickering OpenGL apps on Windows 10 (Blender, SUPERHOT)

Hi @1TheBlueWii1 ,

I'm having exact the same issue (6900xt). Thank you for creating this detailed video which shows it quite detailed.

Would be awesome to get some feedback from AMD here.

Journeyman III

Re: RX 6000 series flickering OpenGL apps on Windows 10 (Blender, SUPERHOT)

Hi! I also want to thank you to document this problem. Im suffering the same problem with blender. The viewport is flickering and its real hard to work with. I try to use Radeon Pro renderer and it also keep crashing Blender. 

My computer specs are below:

Win 10

RX 6800 XT

Ryzen 9 3900x

32 gb Ram

21.6.2 Radeon Software version.

Can someone at AMD suggest some workaround?


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Journeyman III

Re: RX 6000 series flickering OpenGL apps on Windows 10 (Blender, SUPERHOT)

Same issue on Windows 10 in Blender with RX 6800 XT. Since the release of the GPU models flicker in edit, paint and sculpt modes. Thanks for explaining everything in detail.

Issue didn't occur on GTX 970.