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FreeSync screen flickering (RX480, AG271QX, Radeon 17.2.1)

Question asked by pcpme on Apr 15, 2017
Latest reply on May 15, 2017 by viilutaja

I just built a new PC and got a new monitor and am having issues with FreeSync. Things work fine when FreeSync is turned off, but when it is on I often have my screen flicker brighter and the also the appearance of low FPS during the flickering (despite high FPS shown in game).

 

Specs:

AOC AG271QX 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor

Ryzen 5 1600

XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB RS Video Card

Gigabyte GA-AB350-GAMING 3

G.Skill Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

 

What I've tried:

-Installed latest versions of all my drivers including Radeon 17.2.1, DirectX 12, and the monitor's .inf file.

-Tried using FreeSync at different refresh rates, didn't help. (By changing it here 2017-04-15_1715 )

-Tested multiple games including LoL, Overwatch, BF1. The flickering goes away intermittently and appears often in loading screens and sometimes even my desktop.

 

I'm not sure whether I should return my monitor or if it's a problem with the computer. I've found many posts by people with flickering on other monitors and found no solution. How can I debug/fix this?

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