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post #1 of 12
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So I just got some 6970's to play with, and I'm having some issues with them.

All of the colors and writing on my monitor look horribly washed out and blurry... I'm not sure why and I've checked every setting in CCC and anything else I could think of. If I use a DVI cable, it goes away for the most part. If I use HDMI, then this happens.

Anyone know what's going on or have a solution for me? :/
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That's odd, faulty HDMI perhaps?
    
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Maybe... anyone else? Any ideas?
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post #4 of 12
When i used hdmi on my 5770 i couldn't stand it myself. I switched to dvi and everything is now crisp and clear for me.
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Yeah my mate had this on his HD 6870 rig, DVI fixed it, sorry but thats really the only way.
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post #6 of 12
I wonder...do nvidia cards do the same thing with hdmi?
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Never had that issue with HDMI on my 5770, 6870 or any ATI card. Is there a setting to select the colour space in the CCC, I don't remember? I think there are a few options in there to adjust the the dynamic range.

If on your monitor\\TV in PC mode, set it to 0-255. If just your tv in regular mode, you would want 16-235.

I can't remember if that's still an option, but it should be somewhere in the CCC when you have HDMI connected. There is also an option for Colour Space that could fix the text. If that doesn't work then it could be your monitor not liking the GPU, or something.
     
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No, my 470's never had a single driver issue during my year of owning them. I've only had problems with the 6970's I just got, and you're right; DVI fixes it completely.

I think that's ridiculous... why put a HDMI out on the card if it doesn't function?
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i've always ran my cards via hdmi up until a few weeks ago. I was using a tv as a monitor that's why... with my 560s, 570s, 580, or 590 i've never had a problem with hdmi what so ever.

My old 6970 despite all of it's other problems also never had any problems with hdmi

I personally can't tell the difference between hdmi 1.4a vs dual link dvi
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Strage, don't have that issue. Did you make sure your overscan is correctly set? if its a little big or small it will get blurry.
 
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