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post #31 of 42
Do you have mixed setup with your monitors (ex. 2 DVI + DP) that made my screens 'tear'. As soon as I updated all my monitors DP ones tear has completely vanished.
post #32 of 42
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You also only have 3gb of mem on the 7970. For three screens.....that is quite low. Thats why im waiting on either the 7970 flew with 6 gb or the 7990.

lulwut wth.gif
That means my 4GB (2gb per gpu) 6990 is not enough for my 5760x1200 resolution.

To the OP, I had this same problem with my 5970. Does your card downclock at idle?
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Yeah this is a known issue with AMD cards for years. The solution is to use 3x display port to plug them in, the trouble being AMD wasn't smart enough to include 3x display ports on the card...

Not sure if there is any way around it other than getting used to it. You could always wait for a 6x eyefinity version of the card but that would cost you a bit more cash.
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post #34 of 42
^ This. Not this. The one above yessir.gif

When I had tri-fire 5850s I noticed considerable 'tearing' when my GPUs weren't being stressed enough, as they downclocked to 2D clocks doh.gif

Also, your Sapphire 7970 came with all sorts of DP adapters; make sure you use them wink.gif
post #35 of 42
There are a couple non ref designs coming out (7970) that will boast plenty of dp's. I will be teaming one of them up with my current 7970. I get alittle bit of screen tear in my eyefinity setup as well but it's because I'm running dvi, hdmi, and a dp. On my old crossfire 6950's with everything on dp I had no tearing no matter what the fps was. Mine only tears on the outside monitors so I don't really notice it in FPS games.. it runs so god damn smooth and fast compared to my old xfire that I pay no mind to it biggrin.gif
    
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There are a couple non ref designs coming out (7970) that will boast plenty of dp's. I will be teaming one of them up with my current 7970. I get alittle bit of screen tear in my eyefinity setup as well but it's because I'm running dvi, hdmi, and a dp. On my old crossfire 6950's with everything on dp I had no tearing no matter what the fps was. Mine only tears on the outside monitors so I don't really notice it in FPS games.. it runs so god damn smooth and fast compared to my old xfire that I pay no mind to it biggrin.gif

Yeah I just dont undstand how a company can put out a card and mot think of this for consumers... This was no a $49 card here! lol
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Have you tried using the drivers that came with the card? I'm using those on my xfire and get no tearing across my 3 screens.
 
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I'm still running beta drivers... to be fair I really only see tearing in BF3. Arkham City and Skyrim don't hardly do it as much, but it's still there.
    
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I wonder if I get another mini DisplayPort to DVI and not use the HDMI to DVI adpt.???

So Then I would have two mini DisplayPort to DVI and a DVI to DVI?

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I've thought about trying this until the flex or other multi-port outlet cards come out.
    
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