Just installed a new hd 7870 this morning. Set up was fine, deleted old drivers,installed new ones, everything is fine.
Tried to play sniper elite. After ~30 secs into the game (not the menus the game itself) i get artifacts all over the screen and it freezes. Attempt to play skyrim and same problem.
Read the threads about similar issues with the card but this seems different. After a little investigating I noticed the problem occurs 5-10 secs after it enters "high performance mode". Doing a simple render test using GPU-z artifacts appear and the display driver restarts soon after activity hits 100%
I've under-clocking it and increasing power available in CCC but it hasn't fixed it
Is it just a bad card or could it be something else?
Pc specs: Amd Athalon II x4 620
radeon hd 7870 oem
2 corsair 2GB ddr2
I only got it today so i haven't had the chance to game. It artifacts and freezes ~10 seconds after the clocks speed up.
I tried running the gpuz render test again and this time the screen went entirely green. when i force restarted it artifacts appeared from boot then it blue screened. so i think its almost definitely the card.
My only concern is when my last card (5770) gave out it went the same way. artifacts under load then artifacts from boot (it lasted 4 years though). Could the PSU be breaking the cards or is it just manufacturing on AMD's part?