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CS:GO unplayable with AMD FreeSync enabled, fine when turned off.

Question asked by tilor on May 1, 2017
Latest reply on May 8, 2017 by mack0y

Hi everyone,


I just got a new ViewSonic XG2401 monitor which supports FreeSync and has a 144Hz refresh rate.

I was able to flawlessly enable AMD FreeSync in my Crimson settings after enabling it in my screen's OSD.

Afterwards I set the monitor refresh rate to 144Hz in windows.


In CS:GO I capped the frames using fps_max to 144 since the FreeSync range on this display is 48Hz-144Hz.

The game becomes unplayable, I have constant stuttering and some flickering even though the FPS stay between 142-144.

It feels like I'm lagging but my ping stays around 28ms.

CS:GO isn't the only game I have issues with. In Overwatch I get increased screen tearing ironically.

Once I disable AMD FreeSync in the Crimson settings everything runs smoothly.


System info:

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460  CPU @ 3.20GHz

GPU: SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon R9 390X 8G D5 with Back Plate

Mainboard: Z87-G45 (MS-7821)

Memory: 16 GB DDR3 1600MHz

OS: Windows 10 Pro x64

Radeon software version: 17.4.4


Additional screenshots to confirm settings:


Any help is welcome.

Thanks in advance!