Photoshop CC2019: Flicker with AMD Firepro V4900

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Windows 10, AMD Firepro V4900, driver release 15.201.2401.1010

Anything that requires a screen redraw causes image to flicker white - setting path points, any painting tool. Dragging anything is particularly bad. If I have a visible selection, it will intermittently flash white. Clicking on the selection with the Marquee tool stops the marching ants animation, and the flashing, but as soon as I start dragging the selection, it flickers violently.

Turning off GPU acceleration makes the problem go away. I do not have this problem with the same driver in any other version of Photoshop. I do not wish to roll back to a previous version of the driver, as this one soled a number of issues I was having with previous ones.

I hopt this can be fixed soon.
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JOHN NIELSEN

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Guner Gulyesil

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I have the exact same problem.
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Lutz Stepputtis

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The same here with AMD WX3100 (Windows 7 64). No difference between new and old drivers. CC2018 still works fine withe GPU acceleration enabled. Marching ants cause extreme flickering. Any screen redraw causes image to flicker white.

Please help!
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ALAN BERLINGER

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I have the same problem with an amd wx7100 board on windows 10
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ALAN BERLINGER

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Update: Turning of 10 bit color, the rapid white flickering problem goes away.  Also, 10 bit color causes false window colors, which go away temporarily by pressing the F key.
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JOHN NIELSEN

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I see it only works if you turn off 10-bit in the AMD Control Center, not in the Photoshop prefs. The currunt driver is the one that actually worked in 10-bit. I used to get all sorts of crazy colors when copying to the clipboard in 10-bit; this one finally fixed that, and actually seemed to work properly in Photoshop (according to the ramp.psd test). I wonder what 2019 did to break it.

That said, I never actually found 10-bit to really be all that useful.
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Alan, John, you're right: disabling 10-bit in AMD CC will help, no matter which version of Windows you use. This behavior only occurs with the update to CC 2019.

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Georg Gibel

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Hi all
I had the same problem as described here after having upgraded to PS CC 2019. Using win 10 64-bit, AMD Firepro W4300.
Solution: Update your AMD PRO/Firepro driver(s) and software, do that directly from the amd.com site. Installation: choose "clean" to remove all previous versions. Now all is fine agin re PS.
My PS preferences: Performance - Use Graphics Processor = Yes
My AMD driver setting: 10-bit color depth.
If your monitor allows and you're into photo/video post-processing, you really should use 10 bit color depth.
Hope this helps
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Addendum: Upgraded the AMD driver/SW from 18.Q2.1 to 18.Q3.1

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ALAN BERLINGER

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The 18.Q3.1 driver does not work, at least with the WX7100 card.  The combination of this driver, graphics card, Photoshop cc2019, and windows 10 October 2018 update has issues.  Also tried the Radeon Pro beta driver issued Oct 10, 2018 optimized for the win 10 October update, and this also did not work in 10 bit.  Are you running the Win 10 October 2018 update (windows version 1809) or the previous version?



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@Alan Berlinger
I'm running on Win 10 64-bit, version 1803, Win 10 May 2018 update, hence one version beind yours

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ALAN BERLINGER

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AMD on their forum indicates they will fix the Photoshop driver issue in about a month.  I would avoid updating win 10 to 1809 when they resume their rollout.
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Georg Gibel

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@Alan Berlinger
thx for the info. I somehow got spared from the faulty Win 1809 update - and I will wait until all lights are on green
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Exact same problem here. Very annoying, and the constant bright, white flickering might possibly the triggering epileptic seizures out there. 

 

My configuration: AMD Radeon Vega GPU running latest enterprise software, AMD Ryzen 7 1800X eight core CPU, 64GB RAM, 8K  10bit display, dual screen, Windows 10 64bit. 
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Any news on the progress with fixing this issue? The flicker problem means that PS is useless right now. Already installed alternative software, and considering cancelling my Adobe subscription.
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Did you try disabling10-bit in AMD control center?
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ALAN BERLINGER

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AMD released a new pro driver today, does not fix photoshop issues.  Now, the release notes do indicate unresolved 10 bit issues with photoshop.