As some of you already know, The 57XX series is plagued with problems.
For all those Experiencing Audio Clicks etc, Download This : http://www.thesycon.de/eng/latency_check.shtml
Please test your DPC latencies playing a video in SW mode
, NOT using DXV
A, & MAKE SURE your VIDEO WINDOW IS ON TOP
Like So, Have a look, this is on XP, but many reported problems on windows 7 as well.
*******AVS Users: PLEASE RUN THE TEST DESCRIBED IN THE FIRST POST & POST YOUR FINDINGS IF YOU GET SIMILAR PROBLEMSNote: You MUST use Software non DXVA playback & have the VIDEO WINDOW ON TOP when you test the DPC latency,
otherwise you will not get a true (ie as horrible) DPC reading !
I have been looking into these cards for a while now.
I am very disappointed with almost every PC review site I have read,
& it seems like almost no one is professional & unbiased enough to stop marketing these cards & start testing them.The related problems I have found are NOT all the same, Here are a few MAJOR problems, but not all:
ATI Powerplay changing the clock rates, causing this problem.
With Some Older 5XXX BIOSES that did not alter the clock rates,
Windows 7 did not have the DPC & Audio Clicks issues , while XP Still Did.Problem 2:
Audio glitches Happen even when PowerPlay Disabled, when Playing in Software Mode, I think Mainly on XP with VMR9, Even with Older non PowerPlay Bioses,
& with ATI Overdrive Forcing stable clocksProblem 3:
2D performance plain SUCKS on these cards, & horrible on Windows 7/Vista .
This may/ not mean much to HTPC users, but everything to a regular PC user.
If You do any sort of regular graphics (ignore the IF..)
its all 2D ..
After looking hopelessly for ANY solution or even recognition to this problem from professionals, so I can share it, I found there is only one Site with staff professional & unbiased enough to Note the problem.
Not only did they notice it, they published 2 giant articles about it.http://translate.googleusercontent.c...mE80SocVJvS1PAhttp://translate.googleusercontent.c...D41tSF7uYG3fwgProblem 4:
DXVA Playback can lead to anything from Green/Pink Bars screen corruption, to total system lockups, depending on content played.
Some test files that may cause problems:http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1907430/t..._high_l5.1.mp4http://www.bigandfree.com/12026035http://www.bigandfree.com/12025128
more test files & more links & info can be found in http://nunnally.ahmygoddess.net/watc...os-using-dxva/
If these are not enough for you, There are more issues herehttp://forums.amd.com/game/messagevi...&enterthread=y
I am wondering how many of you have this problem but not aware of it yet, please post your findings.Have a Look in this screen capture on how to reproduce:
It seems like Gigabyte decided they stand behind the ATI hardware, Despite their own findings - Must Read - Read from the BOTTOM Up