Need help with my GTX 1660 / random black screens during Fortnite

Started by BigRed, October 03, 2022, 12:02:58 AM

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Hi all

I am having a bit of an issue with my GTX 1660 which I recently installed to replace my old RX 560. I have an HP 27xq monitor with a native resolution of 2560 x 1440. Due to the performance of the RX 560, I played Fortnite on 1920 x 1080 (full screen), which was ok. Performance on the GTX 1660 is a better, so I wanted to continue to play on 1920 resolution, but I turned up the quality setting.

However, ever since putting in the new card, when playing Fortnite, I get random black screens. Screen goes black for 2 seconds and then goes back to the game. It can happen 3 times within 5 mins, or only once, it is really all over the place, but highly annoying in any case. I dont seem to have this problem when playing in full screen / window mode. I have reinstalled the drivers with DDU but that didnt seem to help.

Does anybody here have an idea where to begin?

Many thanks in advance


different monitor/TV
different cable - DP<->HDMI
different driver versions
other Unreal Engine 4 games/demos


Hi Stefan

Many thanks. The monitor and the Dp-Dp cable have worked flawlessly so far, so I dont think trying different ones make sense. I will try to install an older driver to see if the problem is still there.