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sheephunter101
11-24-2013, 01:49 AM
Hello,

My rig is as follows

i7-920 Win 7 x64.
6GB Ram
Gigabyte HD 7970 OC/1200mhz

I am running the game on a mixture of high and very high settings. When it's working it's OK but then the game has these very strange artifacts on some ships and buildings that stretch across the screen and prevent me from seeing anything else.

The game FREEZES and crashes to desktop randomly every couple minutes. It's not making for very enjoyable play.

I am running the lastest CCC drivers 11.4 beta I believe.

When are you going to fix this?

An example of the artifacting (it gets way worse in nassau)

http://www.geezersgotgame.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/ac4-screen-artifacts-small.jpg

strigoi1958
11-24-2013, 02:43 AM
I can only suggest 3 things.

1. rollback from the beta driver to see if that fixes it.

2. try lowering the settings more to see if it cures it.

3. If you read some other threads you'll see Nvidia drivers are randomly affecting some O/C cards (not all) but game problems are being fixed by declocking to reference speeds so it may be worth doing the same with your AMD card if the first 2 fail. The 7970 is a great card and will run this game at stock speeds brilliantly.

sheephunter101
11-24-2013, 02:51 AM
Hey Thanks for the reply!

I was on the old CCC drivers and only upgraded to see if that would solve the issue. I don't really want to lower the settings, so I'm left with the final option of de-clocking my 7970 which I think I'll try and then report back. Thanks for your reply!

ace3001
11-24-2013, 03:18 AM
I am running the lastest CCC drivers 11.4 beta I believe.
11.4 is not latest by any means. 11.4 is more than 2 years old. 13.11 is the latest, and I've been running this beautifully even on 13.9.

strigoi1958
11-24-2013, 03:25 AM
Good spot KK I overlooked the driver version :o

sheephunter101
11-24-2013, 04:03 AM
11.4 is not latest by any means. 11.4 is more than 2 years old. 13.11 is the latest, and I've been running this beautifully even on 13.9.

My bad, I am running 13.11 beta... no idea where the 11.4 came from lol...

ace3001
11-24-2013, 06:14 AM
Hmm, in which case, are you perhaps using RadeonPro?
I tried to use RadeonPro to inject SweetFX on Windows 8.1, and it gave me massive artifacting in loading screens.

sheephunter101
11-24-2013, 06:37 PM
Hey Guys, Thanks for the followup suggestions. I turned my 7970 back to it's stock clocks and have now clocked a few hours trouble free in the game, so I think that was the issue.

Thanks Again!