2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2016 4:09 PM by darkregent

    16.12.1 & 2 issues on 290X


      Hello dev folks,


      Here is some feedback on the two new drivers on my 290X.


      First off, 16.12.1's Wattman not only didn't work on my 290X, it downclocks the memory frequency to the minimum and stays there if I try to adjust the frequency/voltage (no matter up or down).


      Secondly, with two monitors hooked up, my screens will flicker when I try to go from one monitor to two (the "Extend these displays" option) in Windows 10.


      Last but not the least, 16.12.2 version will completely black screen and freeze upon restart after installation (and keep doing it on every start).


      I'm now back on 16.11.5, which has been working great for quite a while.


      Thanks for looking at the problems, merry Christmas to all of you.



      My system info:


      Radeon Software Version - 16.11.5

      Radeon Software Edition - Crimson

      Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon R9 200 Series

      Memory Size - 4096 MB

      Memory Type - GDDR5

      Core Clock - 1000 MHz

      Windows Version - Windows 10 (64 bit)

      System Memory - 32 GB

      CPU Type - AMD FX(tm)-9370 Eight-Core Processor



      P.S. Can't wait for RYZEN and VEGA. GO TEAM AMD

        • Re: 16.12.1 & 2 issues on 290X

          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




          Display Devices


                    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 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

          • Re: 16.12.1 & 2 issues on 290X

            I too have been having many black screen issues with my two R9 290s in crossfire.


            My system:

            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.