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Sapphire 7970 Black Bars Flickering in Games

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 24, 2012 5:53:38 PM

I just built my PC which includes a Sapphire Vapor-X 7970 GHz and an i5-3570k.
I ran Skyrim and noticed there were black/grayish bars flickering on the top third of my screen. I played BF3 and noticied the same thing except the bars were on my entire screen and moving down the screen. Enabling V-Sync fixed it to the point where it's the same as Skyrim, but it's still highly irritating. I tried this with another monitor and cable (both are vga w/DVI adapters) with the same results. I'm just hoping it's not a permanent problem with the card because then i'd have to RMA it D:) 

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January 19, 2013 9:14:26 AM

Hello , DVI to VGA is the cause. I'm sure if you use just DVI , it'll be fine. Sapphire's 7 series has be plagued by this flickering problem whenever connected to a VGA. Do try and let us know.
January 29, 2013 12:29:27 AM

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