The flickering problem has been around since late last year with the 5xxx series. Why has it taken AMD/ATI that long to fix. When in communications with Sapphire they directed me to AMD/ATI and they just said to RMA it. I've had Sapphire's 4890 -no problem, in single mode and in SLI-, Sapphire's 5850 -FLICKERING, 1st time RMAed 2nd time opted for Refund-, and ASUS' 5870 -FLICKERING-. If I pay for a top video card you bet your tamales that I want instant solution!many people just slap the driver and want instant solution!.