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Texture flickering/shimmering

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August 14, 2012 11:16:32 AM

Hello my video card is Sapphire Radeon HD6790 and i expirience extensive flickering of textures while playing games like world of tanks world of warcraft and battlefield 3 even tho in battlefield 3 its not always noticable.

What i mean is that when i play games usualy textures on buildings/fences keep flashing and changing color for example windows turn black /half black. In world of warcraft shadows on the walls are distorted and in battlefield 3 bullet holes on walls on certain maps and sprayed text keep flickering.In world of warcraft shadows on walls are distorted but that can be fixed if you lower the shadows quality

I was wondering if this is a know issue and is there a way to fix it or it will be fixed in further driver version or theres something wrong with my video card. I can also provided screenshots if needed!

I'm using the latest catalyst 12.7 with tessalation dissabled and sufrace format optimization dissabled as someone sugested that may fix the issue but that is not the case!

I think this video showing ingame footage of lord of the rings online describes my issue better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BObbmHqQiVM

Also here are some screenshots

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9205/tanks3g.jpg

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/8632/tanks2.jpg

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/8426/tanks1.jpg

World of warcraft

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/9276/bugshot3.jpg notice how the wall is in tiny dots which look really irritating solved by turining off shadows

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August 14, 2012 2:41:51 PM

System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Cpu Phenom II x2 555 Black edition Video: S apphire Radeon HD6790 1 gb GDDR5 Ram 6GB DDR2 800 Psu 450 Watt power supply Saga Fotron Certified - Tested card runs properly

Driver Catalyst 12.7 Beta
August 14, 2012 2:45:15 PM

It may or may not be fixed with drivers or setting changes. You may want to upgrade your card to something newer.
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August 14, 2012 2:53:46 PM

It could be alot of things, maybe the PSU is starting to go bad, and isn't delivering enough power to the card, the card could be overheating. Might even be the monitor cable, or the monitor itself.
August 14, 2012 6:00:48 PM

BIGDOG4 said:
Hello my video card is Sapphire Radeon HD6790 and i expirience extensive flickering of textures while playing games like world of tanks world of warcraft and battlefield 3 even tho in battlefield 3 its not always noticable.

What i mean is that when i play games usualy textures on buildings/fences keep flashing and changing color for example windows turn black /half black. In world of warcraft shadows on the walls are distorted and in battlefield 3 bullet holes on walls on certain maps and sprayed text keep flickering.In world of warcraft shadows on walls are distorted but that can be fixed if you lower the shadows quality

I was wondering if this is a know issue and is there a way to fix it or it will be fixed in further driver version or theres something wrong with my video card. I can also provided screenshots if needed!

I'm using the latest catalyst 12.7 with tessalation dissabled and sufrace format optimization dissabled as someone sugested that may fix the issue but that is not the case!

I think this video showing ingame footage of lord of the rings online describes my issue better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BObbmHqQiVM


Also here are some screenshots

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9205/tanks3g.jpg

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/8632/tanks2.jpg

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/8426/tanks1.jpg

World of warcraft

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/9276/bugshot3.jpg notice how the wall is in tiny dots which look really irritating solved by turining off shadows



Normally, your processor is simply overloaded.
The processor does not have enough resources to handle all the requests. That's IT.
You have too many applications installed.
It will "help" to uninstall as many applications a possible.
Normally, a computer is running 20 processes that are completely unused and totally unnecessary.
You have 3-4 browsers installed, you should eliminate all but 1.
You have 2-3 media players, erase all but one.
You have 2 DVD theater players installed, run one only.
and on and on. get rid of ANY unused software.
This will free up resources, and help to unclog the processor.

BUT, what it comes down to, is a dual core processor does not have enough room to run all this stuff at once.
No matter what drivers, or cards, it still can't do it.
You want video games, you want good video quality?
Then buy a quad core computer.
August 14, 2012 7:34:54 PM

Say what ? A 140$ dualcore Phenom II 3.4Ghz can't handle the load ?

Thats something you can't convince me off assuming most of the games are not even supporting quad cores yet . And when the cpu load never goes beyond 60-70% i know cause i keep monitoring it .Sorry to say this but ill have to disagree with ya first time i hear about graphical artefacts caused by processor can't handle the load .
August 14, 2012 8:27:01 PM

If you are looking for high quality video,
you will never get it from an overloaded processor.
No matter what card, no matter what driver.


DO THIS- give it a chance and I can prove it to you:

Reduce the size of the window that you are playing the game in. Make the game window SMALL.
Do not play the game full screen.
Now it works, right? It no longer flickers right?
This is because the larger the screen, the more processor is being used.

By playing the game in small screen, you have reduced the load on the processor.
If it works in smaller window, but not in full screen, You are OUT of processor space.

Now in some cases, you can open the bios settings, and set more allocation to the video processing.
BUT in most cases, you are out of luck.
Unfortunately, I have to break the news to you. Single and dual core processors are not really great for video.
And no, it does not matter what video card you install.

You are trying to make the VW 1200 run like the Chevy V8, that's a replacement, not an upgrade. There is no magic video card that fixes the problem. No matter what video card is installed, the video still waits in line, at the processor. Only so many processes can go thru that door at a time.

Now you CAN reduce the number of computer processes. You CAN delete (lower priority) or stop as many unused processes as possible.
This frees up the resources that you need to get better quality video.
(example of process applications: Google Chrome, Google Earth, AOL, etc...) these things eat processor for breakfast.
stop them, helps for sure, But does this entirely fix the inherent problem? No.

You need a quad core processor. That's what quads were made for.
You never run out of space (ha ha ha in 5 years quad will be obsolete), and therefore, the video never runs out of resources. The video is now clear, full screen, undistorted. AND you are running all your other processes like Chrome and Earth...without overload.
And "sure" you could overload a quad core too, by running too many processes. And the result would be the same as before.
BUT there is a limit to how many processes you are willing to dump, in order to free those resources.


August 18, 2012 6:53:30 PM

Changing window size does not change the flickering issue i see them even if i play in windowed mode. http://store.picbg.net/pubpic/B3/47/82de2762f8e4b347.JP... this is my PSU now someone suggested that the PSU could be insufficient to handle my VIDEO card i was wondering if that could be the issue.
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