I have been playing games for a long time now, but after updating to the latest drivers of HD4600 I am seeing flickering and FPS drops with FPS going from 30FPS to 5-10FPS for sometime and back to 30FPS. Also to get the screen tear and flicker issue in game I changed the Direct X in game to 11 from 10.1 and had to switch on Vsync. But even then the drops are frequent.
Intel i5 4460 3.2GHz
Have attached Test results from the Diagnostic tools.
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Sorry have been away for a while. So I updated the HD 4600 drivers to latest one from the beta version which was released issues related to causing screen tear on games and that was resolved in beta.. But the latest driver is causing the screen tear and only can make it go away with turning Vsync on , on all games otherwise theres shadowing and screen tear along with drops here and there for 5-10seconds..
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The behavior you are describing, screen tearing, is expected when the monitor cannot handle a specific number of display frames. Please check the maximum refresh rate supported by your monitor and provide the monitor model, too.
This can also happen if the resolution and refresh rate are higher than this: 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz. These are the settings recommended by your motherboard manufacturer.
Were you able to check the maximum refresh rate supported by your monitor?
Does screen tearing occur if you set the resolution and refresh rate recommended by your motherboard manufacturer?
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Sorry but I reverted back to beta version as I couldnt manage to play even as much I play with the FPS drops..
Also I use 1920x1080 for normal desktop use and gaming can be done only on 720p or below..And like I mentioned above for GTA I use 800x600..
Feels like adding GPU is only way out and that is the fact I gotta live with..