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Pedrito0906
Adept I

Should I go back to Nvidia? 6800XT flickering issues, unplayable w.o. Freesync, stutters, whine coil

Hi everyone;

First time buying AMD graphics, got a 6800xt and as you'll and AMD know when Freesync is on, the screen flickers. My issue is without Freesync the games stutter like crazy, its unplayable.

I love how AMD has brought up the competition, I love AMD Adrenaline better than Nivida's and I love my 5900x. Why is AMD taking so long to fix the Freesync stutters? Its been 5 months already and no driver updates that fix that. My other issue is that my Powercolor has whine coil, I can live with that but not with the stutter, I hate to say it but with my 2070 super didn't have a single issue related to drivers.

When they fix that, it will be perfect, but the question is *When* and *If*

Just in case I have the following:

B550-f

5900xt

Powercolor Red Dragon 6800xt

2 monitors 1440p, 144Hz.

 

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

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Thanny
Miniboss

Re: Should I go back to Nvidia? 6800XT flickering issues, unplayable w.o. Freesync, stutters, whine

Try running the flickering monitor at 120Hz instead.

In my sample size of two, I found one Samsung monitor flickered with FreeSync, and one LG monitor does not.  Both at 144Hz.  Not a driver issue in my case, but a monitor issue.

 

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Pedrito0906
Adept I

Re: Should I go back to Nvidia? 6800XT flickering issues, unplayable w.o. Freesync, stutters, whine

It never happened with my 2070 super. Started happening with the 6800XT

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Darqueleau
Adept I

Re: Should I go back to Nvidia? 6800XT flickering issues, unplayable w.o. Freesync, stutters, whine

I second this, 

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Darqueleau
Adept I

Re: Should I go back to Nvidia? 6800XT flickering issues, unplayable w.o. Freesync, stutters, whine

For context I went from a 3070 to the 6800 XT, all games are unplayable in full screen or borderless mode, heavy stutter or flickering. When in windowed mode, games are all butter smooth. I've tried all the possible solutions, even went from manually disabling and re-enabling all the radeon software settings indivually to a full on windows reset with clean drivers. I tried different monitors, freesync on and off, no avail. Again, games are all butter smooth in windowed mode.

 

Amd is a serious joke and this GPU was the last product ill ever buy from them.

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colesdav
MVP

Re: Should I go back to Nvidia? 6800XT flickering issues, unplayable w.o. Freesync, stutters, whine

Seem to be lots of complaints about AMD 6000 series GPUs on the this forum now. 
I thought miners had bought them all.
Are you all for real?

Why did you all move from Nvida to a new AMD GPU in the first place?
If you know anything about AMD GPU and their drivers history, you should have known you will likely have to wait ~ 8 months post launch before the GPUs are working properly and have a properly working VBIOS for AIB GPUs based on the last 3 GPU releases (Vega, Radeon 7, RDNA).

RDNA2 is more complex and has initial version of RayTracing support on top of that.

You should probably do what I do and just buy them second hand at low price when the next generation (RDNA3) launches.
The cards should work fine by then. 

Alternatively wait until Nvidia release RTX3000 series GPU on TSMC 7nm or better. 
Nvidia using Samsung 8nm process was a mistake for performance and power.

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Darqueleau
Adept I

Re: Should I go back to Nvidia? 6800XT flickering issues, unplayable w.o. Freesync, stutters, whine

"Lol bro it's your fault for not buying your 1500 CAD gpu 8 months later because AMD is known to be **bleep**ty" Really? Thats your take-away? 🤣 

 

 

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Darqueleau
Adept I

Re: Should I go back to Nvidia? 6800XT flickering issues, unplayable w.o. Freesync, stutters, whine

To answer your question though I cant talk for OP but I got mine from Canada Computers in February when it restocked. 

 

 

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colesdav
MVP

Re: Should I go back to Nvidia? 6800XT flickering issues, unplayable w.o. Freesync, stutters, whine

It should not be that way but that is where it is based on past three releases.

For RX5700XT it took Gamers Nexus and other Tech YouTubers to force AMD to take some action and fix the RX5700XT drivers. 
That should not be needed. 

They keep doing it. 

So either AMD improve their drivers at launch or people should do what I suggest, and buy AMD GPU when they are at low cost and just about to go out of production or second hand before / when the next generation RDNA3 is released. 

Why go through at least 8 months of driver hell and debug on RX6000 series if I could buy Nvidia GPU instead or wait for other guinea pigs to go through AMD GPU driver hell on their new RX6000 gpus instead?

On top of that, OpenCL and Productivity Apps are not well supported yet.

Pedrito0906
Adept I

Re: Should I go back to Nvidia? 6800XT flickering issues, unplayable w.o. Freesync, stutters, whine

Let me give a few reasons why I bough AMD:

1. The drivers should've been matured by now

2. Performance wise, AMD beats Nvidia

3. Don't give a sH!t about a Ray Tracing

4. Most important, thanks to AMD the CPUs are more affordable now, AMD put pressure on Intel with the competition, so before you trash AMD completely, be grateful the competition is there, prices would've been extremely high with no innovation.

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