I recently bought AMD 7970 card and I think it might just be the worst mistake I ever commited PC wise.
First of all, when gaming, I see black artifacts all over the screen, sometimes more than others, and before someone says its faulty card, it is not, this also happened on my 7850 I had before (on a completely different PC)
Second, I just ran into two games that if ran on Directx11 PC will crash and lock up completely with horrible buzzing coming speakers (WoW and Shogun 2) I bet it wont be the only two games that have this issue.
I´ve been doing some research online and have found a lot of people with this issue and on topics that are over 6 months old, so this has been happening for a long time now with no apparent fix or even care on AMD´s part. Most of them just ended up buying Nvidias.
Is AMD ever planning on fixing this? Also I have not read a single post ANYWHERE from AMD saying were are looking into it or whatever. That just makes AMD look very bad and I´m pretty sure this will be hurting the company a lot, I would not reccomend this card even if I got payed for doing so, always been using Nvidia and I regret every minute I bought 7850 and most of all 7970 cause I just see I wasted my money.
Though I must admit if it werent for these issues it would be a great card, but TBH I´d rather be running my super old GTX9800 and have 30fps or less than having 60fps or greater and artifacts and issues everywhere.
For those that ask, card is at stock, I have not OC´d the card at all, have tried many different drivers, all have artifacts, temps are ok, maxed reached is 69ºC and I repeat this happened on my old 7850 aswell and this is a completely new PC.
Im not even going to post my PC specs because TBH they are irrelevant, the main issue here this card and 7xxx series from what I have read over the span of a few days. I have even read a post where a guy RMA his and got a completely new one and still expreienced same artifacts and issues, seriously AMD, wth?
I will post some vids from the issue THIS IS NOT MY PC (same issues)
Games I´ve played so far are:
Dishonored: artifacting to a lesser degree.
Shogun 2: artifacting to a lesser degree and PC crashing and locking up with DX11
Company of heroes: artifacting to a lesser degree.
WoW: artifacting a lot more common and DX11 crashing and locking up PC.
Payday the heist: Artifacting to a lesser degree.