I've recently defected from the Green camp with a recently acquired R9 290, and it has been okay so far except for one BIG, frustrating problem:
The top 1/4th or so of the screen will not sync when vsync is enabled. This happens with Unity, GNOME 3, and multiple games (Sword & Sworcery and Darwinia to name two). It may happen in KDE as well but I do not have it installed to test with...
Dell u2410 (1920x1200) (DVI, DP)
ASUS VH226H (1920x1080) (DVI)
Some old LCD monitor (1280x1024) (DVI)
Gigabyte R9 290
*****FGLRX versions tested:
I've had the same issue with all of the above test conditions. I've poked around for hours trying to find a solution, but nothing has worked yet, except for running
compton --backend glx --vsync opengl-swc --paint-on-overlay
...but that isn't an option with GNOME 3 or Unity, because they use their own compositors.
It is mentioned by the OP in this thread as well (3rd point):
I do not want to use Tear Free because it is laggy and crash-prone in my experience. Is anyone else experiencing this?
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