I little update of various things I've done so far:
- Checked my hard disk for errors/bad sectors - none found
- Done a sfc /scannow check - nothing found
- Updated to Windows 10 Pro 10586.36
- Installed Catalyst 15.12 WHQL
- Reflashed existing vBIOS on the card using ATI WinFlash: 015.047.000.003 (enquired with Sapphire about anything newer i.e. GIGABYTE 015.047.000.008 )
- Toggled between Legacy and UEFI bios modes on the Sapphire card
I played Satellite Reign for well over an hour under DX11 yesterday with the card on UEFI mode.
Back to Legacy now and I'll be testing a few different DX11 games.
I don't know whether it's aggressive power saving in new drivers or Windows 10 in general.
I haven't tried disabling ULPS.
I don't think my Corsair HX520W PSU is failing - the games I'm playing aren't even pushing the card to it's limits.
I never had this random crashing when playing Witcher 3 and GTA V under Windows 7 under Catalyst 15.4
I'll use GPU-Z for logging whilst as I play.
Hopefully the problem won't occur at all.
GPU-Z DX11 Heaven Log attached
GPU-Z Firestrike Log and Score
I'm not seeing anything funny on screen or in the log and these tests are far tougher than some basic Unity games.
Onto some gaming tests
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From looking at the Event Viewer it could be voltage related? My advice would be to install Afterburner and increase the voltage and power consumption to the GPU. Benchmark the unit and monitor the temps and such. Hope this helps.
I add that suggestion on my list of things to try - I'll obviously try to not turn my R9 285 into a room heater although it is a bit chilly here =D
Crimson 15.12 WHQL
Display driver crashes are still happening when playing Satellite Reign v1.06.05 (Unity 5.2.3f1) -> DirectX11
I'll have to test Wasteland 2 DC (Unity 5.2.2p2) again.
I've been playing Dark Souls 2 SOFS and State of Decay YOSE (both are DX11 games) all evening without any trouble - they were pushing the card far harder too!
I've tested out a couple of other additional Unity games:
War for The Overworld v1.3.1f5 (Unity 5.0.4f1) -> DirectX11 -> No crashes
Hard West v1.3 (Unity 5.2.1p4) -> DirectX11 -> No crashes
Sapphire didn't have a newer vBIOS than 015.047.000.003 (other vendors do have - no idea of the changes made)
I've removed Windows 10 Pro (10.58636)
Installing Windows 8.1 Pro instead (6.3.9600)
I tested both the Catalyst 14.12 Omega and the Crimson 15.12 WHQL drivers.
And didn't get the dreaded black screen/adapter crash in Satellite Reign (DX11) in well over an hour and a half of play.
I yet to test Wasteland 2 DC or other games.
Unless I got lucky last night; I can only assume the issue is with Windows 10 itself or the Win10 version of 15.12 WHQL
Glad everything is ok.
Still having crashes with 16.1 Hotfix drivers installed. My gpu is r9 270X. Whenever I access the inventory menu the game crashes in DX11 version of game. DX9 works fine with no crashes at all. But it's about time you fix this, seriously it happens only on AMD cards!