(I posted this elsewhere, proll'y in the wrong spot.)
Just got my new 7970 Ghz (ooOooH!) but am getting horible tearing everywhere! (AAaaw!)
Games, desktop even. Simple YouTube vid on desktop tears, windowed or FS. Most distracting. In Bioshock Infinity can't get my eyes off it. Smack in the middle on middle monitor! Upper 1/4 on right monitor. (BTW; Who do I thank for BI key? Thanx!!) Absolutely can not watch vid's, shows, or movies. Windowed or FS. I got one simple game I can tolerate it, but the new Bioshock (optimized for AMD) ..no freeking way. Anything needing muscle from the 7970, nope.
Even dragging Firefox around I can see it.. sheeesh.
Connector order, l to r.
DP>active>DVI, DVI, DVI
All monitors Asus vw266 @ 1920x1200. ccc13.1
New smaller Active adapter way faster screen changes vs the older bricks. Connector layout on card is exact same as my 5870's which just rocked BTW, except I got the 1gig versions.
Tried fiddling with v-sync to no avail. That would not help desktop. Its like digital vertical blanking in the wrong place. (is there such a thing?)
Most distressing. \/\/hat gives??
Any hints as to whats up?
Been gaming from the beginning, c64 to DooM with IP adress's (uhg), and system builder all along. I know my way around these things pretty good. Current system is near 3yrs old..!
I used to have one from XFX until it started to shut me down the screen attached to it..
So, I got one from HIS, which is my current adapter.
About your question regarding firmwares used by this kind of adapters, trust me, is the first time I hear of it. I don't think an active adapter need a firmware to work. But, if I'm mistaken, then another guys could clear this up..
(sheesh, getting to dis like this msg editor. Cool, it sepparate but nee to be so fixed/small?)
The firmware was an issue with the first gen' active adapters. Multi labeled, but all from same Accell. (Dell, Saphire ..etc) And it need "good" power from USB, choking with odd/differant problems if not enough. A real pain to trouble shoot.
I got a little lucky as Gigabyte (MB) has had "always on" and "extra" power on USB port for long time. Mine has worked and has been "always on" for near 3 years now. Screen rez' changes are a little slow with it.
The new "inline" small ones are way faster and self power from DP.
As a side thought now, maybe will try switching back to it for tearing test.
Minor up date; tearing confined to desktop on DP now that HDMI all gone and disabled (13.1). Still have tearing in game.. Updated to 13.4 drivers too. (what happened to .2 and .3 drivers?)
Originally posted by: osterac I've heard of people having tearing on cloned displays and changing the pixel format to 4:2:2 fixed it for them. Don't know if this applies to your problem.
I have the same issue as OP. I tried this and it didn't fix the tearing issue. However, I was only able to change the pixel format on the display that isn't actually showing any tearing; the display I'm having trouble with doesn't even show up in that particular screen of the Catalyst panel so I'm unable to change its pixel format.
Edit: I just noticed that if I coax the driver into changing which monitor it considers as "primary" by disabling one or the other, the tearing actually switches between monitors! I can pretty reproducibly move the tear from one monitor to the other. This is clearly not a monitor issue then, or a port issue (one monitor is HDMI, the other is through an HDMI cable into a DVI adapter into DVI on the card), it's either a card or a driver issue. At this point I'm not sure whether to RMA or not, because I really think that when I get a replacement it will have the exact same issue. It's a design fault.