Originally Posted by rv8000
Anyone having black screen issues with 16.8.2/16.8.1? I'm starting to see several reports pop up around the web with 460, 470, and 480 users.
Tried multiple things so far, but at desktop idle, I keep getting a blackscreen. No issue when in a 3D app so far (letting gpuz render test run while I idle on desktop to force 3dclocks atm).
Seems like the card isn't stable at 2D clocks, and unfortuantely Wattman keeps crashing and or doesn't properly set keyed in values. There is also 0 afterburner support for the 470 atm.
I had some issues like that with my Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 (along with the memory clocks not actually working, despite saying they were). I RMA'd the card as the problem kept getting worse and happened in both of the computers I tried it in, and all four Windows installs (2x Windows 7, 2x Windows 10), three of those installs being completely clean. But my problem also happened right from a cold boot once, and the monitors did not initialize even after restarting the computer (the computer didn't actually freeze, but the monitors went black).
There were a few times when my screens would just change to a solid color and then things would reset after a couple of seconds and all would be well again after I killed Radeon Settings and whatever benchmark I had running, which would both become entirely transparent afterward or crash, but this was usually while playing with the memory slider, so I got to thinking that the clocks may be able to randomly actually engage, which would cause the expected instability.
That was all over just a few days, though.
My RX 480 will be here in 12 hours or so, so I will be on the lookout for what part of what I experienced might be better attributed to driver issues.