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Screen tearing in overwatch and regular programs. GPU or Monitor at fault?

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recently I started noticing white and/or white/black screen tearing every now and then. (rectangle flashes of tearing) It does it in overwatch and sometimes when doing normal tasks on PC. I ran a test by recording my screen with obs playing the chrome dinosaur game until it teared then watching the recording to see if it was because of hardware or software and the tear didn't show up in the recording so it has to be hardware at fault. I plugged in another monitor (old insignia 1080p tv) and nothing seem to tear there during my dinosaur game of tests. Could it be the monitor's failing ? 

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Tearing is not a hardware issue. Screen tearing specifically refers to an instance where the GPU has begun drawing the next frame while the current frame is still displayed, resulting in a horizontal shear in the visual output between the old and new frames. This typically can be fixed with turning V-sync on. I find it weird that the issue went away with an old TV. What monitor do you have?

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29 minutes ago, JM21 said:

Tearing is not a hardware issue. Screen tearing specifically refers to an instance where the GPU has begun drawing the next frame while the current frame is still displayed, resulting in a horizontal shear in the visual output between the old and new frames. This typically can be fixed with turning V-sync on. I find it weird that the issue went away with an old TV. What monitor do you have?

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32 minutes ago, JM21 said:

Tearing is not a hardware issue. Screen tearing specifically refers to an instance where the GPU has begun drawing the next frame while the current frame is still displayed, resulting in a horizontal shear in the visual output between the old and new frames. This typically can be fixed with turning V-sync on. I find it weird that the issue went away with an old TV. What monitor do you have?

it's not tearing in that the game is tearing it more of black or white rectangle glitches on screen. 

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4 minutes ago, Saiyan said:

it's not tearing in that the game is tearing it more of black or white rectangle glitches on screen. 

Could be the monitor then, your GPU would not create an issue like that. Does having V-sync on while gaming make a difference?

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Just now, JM21 said:

Could be the monitor then, your GPU would not create an issue like that. Does having V-sync on while gaming make a difference?

Nah, I've never had it on before and when i turned it on it still keeps glitching in game 

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1 hour ago, JM21 said:

Could be the monitor then, your GPU would not create an issue like that. Does having V-sync on while gaming make a difference?

Fixed. Switched my monitor back to custom mode instead of cinema mode and it stopped all together. Googled it after and others seemed to have the same problem with the cinema mode option on LG monitors.  

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12 hours ago, Saiyan said:

Fixed. Switched my monitor back to custom mode instead of cinema mode and it stopped all together. Googled it after and others seemed to have the same problem with the cinema mode option on LG monitors.  

Good to hear!

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Tearing can be solved with a V-Sync monitor, If not. Throw away your G-Sync and use a V-Sync. Really common on TONS of monitors.

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