I will start off by saying I am a first time desktop builder and this is my first dedicated card.
I am using an ASUS 7850 Radeon gpu and have the most recent driver 8.961.0.0
It is difficult for me to describe the issue I am having so I recorded two videos using FRAPS of me playing Deus Ex Human Revolution. I am getting high fps (50-60 fps) but I think its the shadowing or textures that are causing the problems (please take a look for yourself).
From what I have read, it seems the best advice is to uninstall the current driver and try older ones until I find the one that works best. I just would like to know if there is other advice out there since I am new to trouble shooting graphic card issues. (And please do not turn this into an nvidia vs amd debate... )
The specs of my comp are:
cpu: i-7 3770
mobo: ASUS p8z77-v
psu: corsair HX 750
crucial m4 128gb SSD
16 gb of RAM
and a crappy sansui 19' monitor which my computer doesn't recognize its default settings so I have it at 1280 by 768 resolution
I have been playing around with OCing my gpu and I have not seen any difference in performance. Currently I run it at stock settings.
I am using a Corsair Profession HX 750 watt power supply.
I have uninstalled, used driver sweeper to wipe out all the drives, and installed a couple of the older drivers. But the graphics still look the same. I will try it again though.
I have not even heard of the 12.7...
its the driver that came out with the 7970 ghz edition that toms has on the front page. its not official yet but it was leaked. Many users reported lower 3d mark scores but higher framerate with it. I myself am* waiting for the official one though.
According the the ASUS GPU Tweak/Monitor application, my gpu temp and voltage idle at 31C and .825 volts. I have monitored them when I game and I havent seen the temps above 45C. Also, I have tried playing on the lowest GPU clock settings 690 MHz and there is still the graphics flickering.
I bought everything except the GPU from newegg about a month ago, and I bought the GPU separate from amazon (at that time it was tough to come by a 7850). But I did buy everything new. I didnt receive my GPU until a week after everything else was set up. Thus, I would play fallout new vegas using the intel 4000 integrated gpu and would not come across these 'flickering' issues. The only issue I had using the integrated gpu was that the game would crash every once in a while, but I guess new vegas has been known to do that...
The 12.4 drivers are terrible for the 7850... I've found the 12.6 BETA ones are much more stable. Haven't tried 12.7... they need to release something ASAP because the 12.4 ones are unacceptable for the 7850.
I think the freezing is from the FRAPS recording or maybe my jerky gameplay, because when I play and in those recordings the fps doesn't go below 54 according to FRAPS. I am going to try out the games on a different monitor just to see if that makes a difference.
Wow, i just hooked up my system to our 42in tv and played on 1920 by 1080 resolution and there is no flickering and getting 60 fps consistently. looks like I really need to get a new monitor than, thanks everyone for your help.