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SLI 570HD stock - Artifacts/horizontal tearing?

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April 25, 2012 12:56:37 PM

Hey, when running my 570s in SLI on the Heaven Unigine 3.0 version. Max settings, some stages look like they have some horizontal tearing on the bottom, kinda like long rectangles going side to side on my screen. Can only really see it on the rock style ground areas, multiple runs, I tend to see it in the same spots.

I don't see this playing BF3 or D3 beta and temps during Heaven are 77 +\- 2 degrees for the top cards. Results are 55 +\- 1-2 average FPS. Score is around 1430.

Is this just a result of the benchmark/expected? Or is this something I should be concerned about? (One card is a week old, other I have since november). Thanks.

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April 25, 2012 2:36:01 PM

Temp looks fine. Are you overclocking your processor or the video cards?

Are the long rectangles all the way across the screen?
If so, you could have tearing when the framerates hit extremely high points during Heaven (well beyond your monitors refresh rate).

Does your monitor have a 60Hz refresh rate? Have you looked at the framerates when you see the rectangles? What are they at those times?

If you don't see it in games, that's great. It could be limited to your high framerates at times in the Heaven benchmark tool.
April 25, 2012 3:00:38 PM

My monitor is 60hz. I don't remember the FPS during those times, but i think it might be something like 75ish during at least one of the scenes. I'll watch for this more closely when I get home.

Also, the rectangles are completely from one side to the other. My GPUs are not being overclocked. My i7 920 (C0 steppings) is at 3.36gHz. Also, I'm using a brand new Seasonic X Series 1050w PSU, so no worries on that front.

I plan to run the OC Scanner from EVGA and see if it finds any artifacts with the stock settings.
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April 25, 2012 3:38:09 PM

If it is simply a high FPS issue, can using EVGA precision with 60 FPS lock, fix the issue? Obviously the score will be lower, but Im more worried about a gpu issue then benchmarks.

I'll probably try this later on, if the tearing stops, I won't mind seeing it in future benchmarks since I'll know it's just the cards working overtime lol
April 26, 2012 2:13:27 PM

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