Randomly flickering black screen - RX 480 4GB

Discussion created by spencerjo on Aug 11, 2017

Hey, I really hope someone can give me a hand. I’m having a lot of trouble with this problem.


My monitor randomly flashes black for about a half a second-a second. This ‘flicker’ looks almost like when you change resolutions or something. There is a link below to a YouTube video. This person is having the same issue that I am, but this video is not me, so the setup may be different.


The flicker happens more often when I launch a game (specifically Gigantic as of lately), but it does occur occasionally when I am in a browser or OBS studio. Also, when I am physically playing a match of the game, the flicker ceases. To be clear, I have yet to witness a flicker when I am mid-game; I only see it in menus.


I have tried to clean uninstall the current driver and re install it, but that did not work. I have also tried installing an older driver, but this didn’t work either. I have not yet tried a different monitor or a different GPU, but the issue has occurred when I tried an HDMI connection.


When I play my Nintendo switch or my PlayStation through the same monitor I have no issues.


I hope someone can give me a hand!




  • AMD Graphics Card – XFX RX480 4GB
  • Operating System Windows 10 64bit
  • Driver version installed – 17.2.2
  • Display Devices – LG 27ud68 through factory Display port
  • Motherboard - MSI Z270-A PRO
  • CPU - Intel Core i5-7600K
  • Power Supply- EVGA SuperNOVA 550
  • RAM – 16gb DDR4