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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Who else has given up on Radeon 5700 XT

Correct HDMI standards are currently limited to 8 bit. The AMD drivers make selecting 10bit very easy compared to having to load a different driver on the green team. 

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Who else has given up on Radeon 5700 XT

pokester wrote:

Correct HDMI standards are currently limited to 8 bit. The AMD drivers make selecting 10bit very easy compared to having to load a different driver on the green team. 

I have long detested HDMI has being bandwidth starved to do any real video work.

I see lots of 240Hz panels now at 1920x1080, but 3840x2160 with HDR is 1000 times nicer to look at.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Who else has given up on Radeon 5700 XT

I think TV makers should have abandoned HDMI and just gone Display Port for 4K and future standards. Plus you don't have to pay a royalty to use DP. 

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Who else has given up on Radeon 5700 XT

I dunno. I actually run linux because of my job, not because of games. I don't really do very much to it to particularly get games going on. With Steam, all that stuff works great, including running Windows only games under proton; you just gotta tell steam to run it with proton and it takes care of the rest.

For old games, I use PlayOnLinux, which will do all the magic incantations for you for old games (that's how I fire up Mirror's Edge from time to time when I feel like revisiting it). I used to use it to run the Homeworld games, but now that the Revisiteds are available on Steam and look a lot better, I just got them and run them via proton.

For really old games, I use DosBox (here we're talking original Civ, Warlords II, Command and Conquer, X-Wing and Tie-Fighter, Sim City 2000, that sort of thing). 

I'm toying with the idea of firing up a Trash-80 emulator sometime so I can really revisit some of the games of my mis-spent youth; Defender on the Trash-80 was an awesome game and a simply spectacular example of programming efficiency and performance.

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Who else has given up on Radeon 5700 XT

The $1 per port royalty is another reason to detest HDMI. DP is royalty free and trolls hate that. DP 1.4 is fine for 4K but much more bandwidth is needed for 6K or 8K panels.

My SDI card has the same bandwidth issues for 8K. Eventually a new revision to the standard will bring new cards to the market. SDI can control old style D5 decks that are still used in television studios. D5 HD - Wikipedia 

Apple uses their 40 Gb lightning cable to handle the 6K panel and even that is not enough. I figure 75 Gb is more adequate. 8K probably should be provisioned with 100 Gb or more bandwidth.

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Who else has given up on Radeon 5700 XT

I have X-Wing etc in Steam and EA made a way better version of SimCity which supports multiplayer. I bought the Lucasarts box.

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Adept II
Adept II

Re: Who else has given up on Radeon 5700 XT

Again so many problems with the rx 5700 xt 

It has Already been said but... Yeah I will return my card and go to Nvidia Asap. If I get it back with the message nothing is wrong than I Guess I'll just sell it. 

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Who else has given up on Radeon 5700 XT

Sadly I am done. Requested RMA from gigabyte today. Will pay extra for a Nvidia card if i have to. Don't really care. Had a awesome experience with my R9 380. Upgraded to the 5700 XT and had nothing but problems since. I've tried everything that google has turned up with no luck. AMD really needs to step up to the plate right now. So disappointing. 

What I have tried.

1-DDU Drivers 2-Update/Backdate Drivers 3-Update Bios 4-Set PCIE to 3.0 5-Fresh Windows Install 6-Verified windows/game/directx files 7-disable hardware acceleration where applicable 8-shut down all back ground programs

9-Down clocking 10-Adjusting fan curve for better thermals 11-Capping Frame rate 12-Turning on and off all the radeon graphics and display settings 13-Probably other things that I can't think of

Still constant black/green screen crashes now followed by a static/snow screen crash with the latest driver. Sometimes if I'm really lucky it just crashes to desktop. Also get screen tearing on some games. Anything else I could try on one last little bit of hope I have left???

System Specs (No OC)

Ryzen 3600X with 240CLC

MSI X570 Gaming Edge WIFI

Gigabyte Aorus 5700 XT 8GB

32 GB Corsair Vengance 3200MHz

HX1000 PSU

250GB M.2 + 1TB HDD + 3TB HDD

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Big Boss
Big Boss

Re: Who else has given up on Radeon 5700 XT

I am on a clean install of windows 10 and 20.4.1 seems to be stable

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Who else has given up on Radeon 5700 XT

I was about to give up with a Sphire Nitro+ 5700 XT. Random reboots when playing, using windows etc. Tried all possible drivers, tricks, windows hacks. Nothing.

Then, I found a post about undervolting the card, I was suspecting a PSU problem, but having a 750 PSU when the recomended setting is 600W, I didn't want to believe. I tested the undervolting and the card started to work better, to the point I was able to play with not crashes. I ended up replacing my 750W bronze PSU for a 850W gold rated PSU. Clean windows install, latest drivers, everything worked as it is supposed to.

Hope this help someone else.

MOBO: Tomahawk 450B

CARD: Saphire nitro+ rt 57000 xt

RAM: 32 GB Corsair LPX DD4 3200

PROC: Ryzen 7 2700x

Water Cooling: ML240

PSU: Corsair RM850x

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