4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2015 4:34 AM by waza

    Crossfire Artifacting


      I just got my second 290 and had serious problems trying to uninstall and re install drivers(Uninstaller would not launch no matter what).  I finally managed to uninstall amd drivers by installing old driver package on top of the new one.

      Once the driver problem was sorted out I tested the crossfire with various benchmarks without problems. Game testing however revealed some problems.


      This only happens with CF enabled and only in some games. Both cards work normally with crossfire disabled.

      I have plenty of PSU headroom and both cards are watercooled.

      Driver issue?  Windows10 issue?


      Sabertooth 990FX R2

      FX 8350@4.8GHz

      Asus DC2OC 290

      Sapphire ref 290

      16GB 2400MHz RAM

      Super Flower Leadex 1200W platinum PSU

        • Re: Crossfire Artifacting

          So its been a while now and still nothing on this matter?

          I would really want to know whats going on with that.


          Same problem occurs with:


          GPU-Z Render test

          Supreme Commander Forged Alliance

          Trine 1&2

          Shank 2

          Space engineers




          Need for Speed 2 Unleashed

          Civilization V ( only dx 9 mode )

          Borderlands 2


          Thats like 80% of the games I have tested so far and from the 20% that worked maybe half actually runs fullscreen using crossfire.

          I need some kind of explanation!

          • Re: Crossfire Artifacting

            Hi waza,


            Let's try a few troubleshooting steps to see if we can resolve the issue.


            Please uninstall all AMD Drivers, including chipset drivers using the following guide. http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/GPU57RemoveOldGraphicsDrivers.aspx


            After all AMD drivers are uninstalled from your system, please scan and repair your Windows install for any errors or corrupt files.

            To do this on Windows 10, simply follow the guide in the link.



            Once that scan is complete, please head to Windows Update and ensure you’re checking for and installing all available updates, including non-critical and recommended updates. You may have to restart your computer several times and check for new updates upon reboot of your computer before it’s fully up to date. It’s crucial to have all the available Microsoft Net Framework packages and service packs installed to use the Catalyst Control Center. Once Windows confirms there are no more updates available, you can move on to the next part below.


            As soon as you’ve completed the scan for any corrupt files and you’ve fully updated your Operating system and restarted your pc, the next phase is to download The AMD Cleanup Utility. Please follow the instructions to download and run the Clean Up Utility at the following link. http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Clean-Uninstall-Utility.aspx


            Once that is done, you’re ready to download our latest chipset and display drivers.


            Step 1> Go to http://support.amd.com/en-us/download

            Step 2> Scroll down to manually select your driver

            Step 3> Select Chipsets

            Step 4> Select Your AMD 9 series chipsets

            Step 5> Select All 9 series chipsets

            Step 6> Select your Operating System

            Step 7> Click Display results


            Please go ahead and download and then install the AMD Chipset drivers. Once they’re installed, please restart your system.


            The next step is to download and install the display drivers for your graphics card.


            Step 1> Go to http://support.amd.com/en-us/download

            Step 2> Scroll down to manually select your driver

            Step 3> Select Desktop Graphics

            Step 4> Select Your Graphics Card Family from the list

            Step 5> Select Your Specific Graphics Card

            Step 6> Select your Operating System

            Step 7> Click Display results


            Please install our Graphics Drivers following this guide.  http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/catalyst-windows-install.aspx


            Has that resolved the problem?

              • Re: Crossfire Artifacting

                I have already done complete clean install of windows 10 and updated drivers to the latest beta trying to resolve the issue.

                I have also tried changing refresh rate to 60Hz instead of 144Hz, Disabling Freesync, Downclocking GPU core and memory, rising the power limit, resetting motherboard bios, switching gpu bios with the bios switch, changing 3d settings in the catalyst control center, re-seating the cards and swapping them to "opposite" slots which is a hassle and costly since they are watercooled and I only use pure water bought from pharmacy.

                I don't know if it matters but I have Windows 10 Pro N version of the windows and have installed the media feature pack.

              • Re: Crossfire Artifacting

                I resolved the issue force updating latest bios to to both cards on another pc.