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Windows 7: 4890 1GB screen tear issues? or sync?

14 Jul 2009   #1

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4890 1GB screen tear issues? or sync?

I have windows 7 7600 x64 and using the newest official Catalyst drivers from ATI for the Radeon 4890 1GB video card I own.

However I have noticed some little issues in games. Two games Im currently playing Trine, and Mass Effect show what I call a tear (its not anything missing) but when your running around you see a visible line move its way up the screen like your watching a fast refresh on PC-Anywhere or something.

It does not effect the game at all, or slow it down and its not 100% of the time its when your running or moving side to side etc. Always while in motion.

I thought maybe it was a vsync issue so Checked that in the graphic settings for Mass Effect but no difference. Does anyone know what Im referring to if there is a proper name and how I can go about reducing it or eliminating it in games?

In Trine it does it as well when IM running and jumping around (side scroller)

appreciate your input and help.

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15 Jul 2009   #2


No, you were right about the screen tearing being a vsync issue. Check your 3D settings in the Catalyst suite and try setting it to "Always On"

4890 1GB screen tear issues? or sync?-vsync.jpg

However, the settings in CCC don't always over-ride game settings.... it's worth trying anyway

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15 Jul 2009   #3

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