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ATI 6970 2GB: Do these textures look right?

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ATI 6970 2GB: Do these textures look right?

Jhuderis's Avatar

12.17.2011 , 11:59 AM | #1

I seem to have some weird texture issues (ATI 6970 2GB), but I don't know if it's specific to me or if others see the same thing(s). I've messed with just about every setting I know of and re-installed the drivers a couple of times (including the 12.1 preview drivers).

It's pretty visible in the blocky textures and strange edge lines. Hopefully the screen caps give a good idea. Low settings seem to reduce the issue

High Settings Close

Low Settings Close

High Settings Far

If lots of other people see things this way, I'll stop worrying about it and wait for a fix, but if it's just me, any advice on what might be going on would be awesome!


Jhuderis's Avatar

12.18.2011 , 12:06 PM | #2
bump Checking in to see if anyone else is getting these textures.

renegadeimp's Avatar

12.18.2011 , 12:07 PM | #3
Looks like your card is artifacting to me. Mainly on texture mapping.

Have you tried running furmark or MSI kombustor and see if it flags up any errors there?

DO you have an actual 6970 or did you flash a 6950?

There are some fixes, but before you go changing settings etc, it's better to run a stability test on the card first.
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Jhuderis's Avatar

12.18.2011 , 12:11 PM | #4
Thanks for the reply!

It's a brand new card and a real 6970, not a flashed 6950. I'll check out the tests you mentioned and see what happens. I got express RMA coverage, so it'll be easy to swap it if things are bad.


Jhuderis's Avatar

12.18.2011 , 12:57 PM | #5
Here's some screenshots of my FurMark Burn-In Benchmark.

I can't see any artifacting going on. Does it look ok to you?

Furry Ball

No Furry Ball

Post Processing

Screen Cap of Bench Results and GPU-Z

Thanks for any insight you have!

Jhuderis's Avatar

12.18.2011 , 01:29 PM | #6
Little update:

I reinstalled drivers and my screen looked almost like it was inverted, color-wise. I ran into a similar thing when I first installed the drivers, but after a safe mode re-install it was fine.

Did a little research and someone suggested using the other DVI port. I plugged into the other port and my monitor came back to normal. I'll do some testing with the monitor in the other port and see if things look better.

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12.18.2011 , 02:01 PM | #7
Did you try the program RadeonPro? It has settings under "Advanced" after you click GLOBAL where you can play with all kind of settings. I have even after SWTOR was loaded go back and slide Mipmap/Catalys AI from hi to low and back for ME on my 6870.

Your pics dont look like theres a problem with the card.

Jhuderis's Avatar

12.18.2011 , 02:28 PM | #8
After swapping the monitor ports with a clean install of 11.11c drivers, things seem to be working really well. I still get the anisotropic lines sometimes on vertical edges, but the blocky pixelation on flat surfaces is gone.

I'd never had any issues with past cards using either monitor port. Live and learn I guess.

Thanks for the help!