I am experiencing the black screen issue on my R9 290 with 16.12.1 and 16.12.2. It happens on boot to Windows 10 login, sometimes repeatedly. Worse if when I load up a game and the screen goes black. Right now I'm mostly playing BF1, and this happened a few times after a couple hours of play. Earlier, when loading DOOM, the game black screens after a minute or so, at the menu -- it is unplayable.
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 14393) (14393.rs1_release_inmarket.161208-2252)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/11/13 21:07:21 Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16264MB RAM
Page File: 6091MB used, 26556MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Available, with HDCP
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.14393.0000 64bit Unicode
Card name: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x67B1)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Type: Full Device
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_67B1&SUBSYS_92951682&REV_00
Device Status: 0180200A [DN_DRIVER_LOADED|DN_STARTED|DN_DISABLEABLE|DN_NT_ENUMERATOR|DN_NT_DRIVER]
Device Problem Code: No Problem
Driver Problem Code: Unknown
Display Memory: 12205 MB
Dedicated Memory: 4073 MB
Shared Memory: 8131 MB
Current Mode: 2560 x 1440 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: ASUS MG279
Monitor Id: ACI27A7
Native Mode: 2560 x 1440(p) (59.951Hz)
Output Type: Displayport External
Driver Name: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0309792.inf_amd64_16fba8c07200efae\aticfx64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0309792.inf_amd64_16fba8c07200efae\aticfx64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0309792.inf_amd64_16fba8c07200efae\aticfx64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0309792.inf_amd64_16fba8c07200efae\amdxc64.dll
Driver File Version: 21.19.0407.0000 (English)
Driver Version: 21.19.407.0
DDI Version: 12
Feature Levels: 12_0,11_1,11_0,10_1,10_0,9_3,9_2,9_1
Driver Model: WDDM 2.1
Graphics Preemption: DMA
Compute Preemption: DMA
I too have been having many black screen issues with my two R9 290s in crossfire.
Mobo: Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion
CPU: Intel 5820K OCed @ 4.5GHz
GFX: 2x R9 290 OCed @ 1150MHz/1350MHz (Core/Mem) in Crossfire
RAM: 16GB G.Skill 2666MHz
Monitor: LG 34UC88-B 3440x1440, 75Hz (Freesync)
I upgraded from an old 1920x1200 Samsung monitor to the LG 34UC88-B yesterday. I previously had no issues, but I have now been plagued with issues including many black screens. I started with the 16.11.1 driver and experienced many black screens. If I lowered the color depth down from 10bpc to 6bpc, I could get it to run without black screening during my benchmarking. I updated to the 16.12.2 driver, but I still experienced many black screens and a lot instability. So, I rolled the driver all the way back to 16.9.2 and had some better luck. However, it is still unstable. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I don't get many black screens, but when it does go bad, I get more normal artifacts, including a lot of green and white banding.
So, it seems the combination of the 3440x1440 resolution, the 75Hz refresh rate with Freesync, and the 10-bit color depth is very unstable. I'm still looking for a stable driver to use.