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Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 in Hardware News |

AMD identifies the cause of the bug “Black Screen” on some Radeon HD 7870 2GB

launched its Radeon HD 7870 GPU in early March this year , and although this is a very popular, few users reported a problem which we call “black screen bug”, which randomly detonated under some games like Crysis Warhead .

This problem occurred mainly in a small percentage (about 1%) of the video cards Shappire, and based AMD GPU, a problem that was given the very low rate of affected models was very difficult to reproduce but he was under investigation by several months.

AMD has identified that the first batch of video cards reference ceramic capacitors have some manufacturers that do not meet the quality requirements, causing excessive electrical noise affecting the stability of the video cards. Problem that was fixed in later batches sent (from May this year).

AMD partners affected by the problem began the process of withdrawal of the old existing lots in many dealers, so the currently available models must be free of problems. Other manufacturers like claim that all video cards based on AMD Radeon HD 7870 GPU have the corrections suggested by AMD so they are free of problems.

If someone has a video card based on the AMD Radeon HD 7870 GPU affected by this problem, you should contact your card manufacturer to request a replacement.

Link: Radeon HD 7870 et écrans noirs: la solution? (Hardware.FR)

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