Fixed: Atomic Heart Screen Flickering/Tearing Issue

Mar. 07, 2023 / Updated by Renata to Gaming Solutions


Atomic Heart is a first-person shooter and action role-playing game developed by Mundfish, which has been released on February 21, 2023. After a week of game evaluation and collecting player feedback, several feasible solutions are provided for fixing game screen flickering or tearing issue.

Before you fix the scree flicking issue, you should first check your computer configuration if it meet the requirements of Atomic Heart.

Atomic Heart minimum 30fps system requirements (Low, 1080p / 30fps)

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 / AMD Radeon R9 380

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200

RAM: 8GB (12GB recommended)

Storage: 90GB HDD (SSD recommended)

Atomic Heart minimum 60fps system requirements (Low, 1080p / 60fps)

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200

RAM: 8GB (12GB recommended)

Storage: 90GB HDD (SSD recommended)

This article shares several solutions to fix the screen flicking or tearing(may be low FPS) problems, including update driver, enable v-sync, close background tasks, update windows, set high performance in power options. Every computer has different configurations and settings, so each solution may be suitable for different situations. You'd better try each method in order to find the final solution.

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System requirements

Solution1. Update Driver

Solution2. Enable V-Sync

Solution3. Close Background Tasks

Solution4. Update Windows

Solution5. Set High Performance in Power Options

Solution1. Update Driver

The first step to fix Atomic Heart screen flicking and tearing problem is to update GPU driver. In order to provide a better graphics card experience, the graphics card company will update the graphics card settings whenever a large game is launched. This is why the graphics card driver often needs to be updated.

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Solution2. Enable V-Sync

What is V-Sync:

Vsync is the abbreviation of Vertical Synchronization. The basic idea is to bring the FPS and display refresh rates at the same time. The purpose is to avoid screen tearing while user at game.

If your GPU driver is in the latest version, you can try to enable V-Sync to fix the Atomic Heart screen flicking and tearing issue.

For your Nvidia graphics card, you can enable the V-Sync in this way:

1. Turn on the Nvidia Control Panel app. If it’s not installed, go to Microsoft Store and install it

2. Go to ‘3D Settings’

3. Select ‘Manage 3D settings’ in the Nvidia Control Panel interface

4. Select ‘Program Settings’

5. Click on ‘Add’ and select ‘Atomic Heart’

6. Scroll down to ‘Vertical sync’

7. Click on it and select ‘On’ to enable it. This will force the Atomic Heart game to use V-Sync every time


Solution3. Close Background Tasks

Run the game requires a computer memory. If there are many running programs in the background, it will affect the performance of the game, that’s why the screen flickering and tearing when you playing Atomic Heart.

You can follow the below steps to close background tasks:

1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time, and it can open Task Manager or you can right-click the task bar and choose Task Manager

2. On Task Manager window, select those unnecessary process, and click End Task


Fixed: Atomic Heart Screen Flickering/Tearing Issue

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Solution4. Update Windows

Screen tearing and flickering may be triggered by the System bugs, you can download Windows updates to fix this issue.

Windows system is a huge code project, and there may be various loopholes. After some loopholes are discovered, Microsoft will provide corresponding update patches for users to download and install to block loopholes.

If there is a problem with your computer system, it is necessary to apply a patch to update it. Vulnerability (BUG) is a code defect or error that occurs when writing system software or application software, and it is generally inevitable for programs to have loopholes.

You can follow the below steps to update Windows:

1.Press WIN+I together and open Settings

2.Choose Windows Updates

3.On the right-panel, select Check for updates

Solution5. Set High Performance in Power Options

Low power mode might lower the performance of Atomic Heart, resulting screen flickering and tearing while playing Atomic Heart. If you computer running on the Balanced mode in Power Options, just set the High-Performance mode for better game performance.

You can follow the below steps to change power options:

1. Click on the Start Menu

2. Type Control Panel and click on it from the search result.

3. Go to Hardware and Sound

4. Select Power Options.

5. Click on High Performance to select it.

6. Make sure to close the window and fully shut down your computer. To do this, click on the Start Menu > Go to Power > Shut Down.

7. Once your computer is turned off, you can recharge it.


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