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Editor crashes with GfxDeviceD3D11Base::CopyRenderSurfaceDesc after changing Editor layout using laptop GeForce Battery Boost

Graphics - General


How to reproduce:
1. Open new Unity project
2. Unplug laptop from charging
3. Turn on Battery Boost on GeForce Experience
4. Change Editor layouts several times and move any window afterwards
5. After one tab turns completely white, change layout a few more times
Observe the crash

Reproduced with: 2018.3.6f1, 2019.1.0b4, 2019.2.0a4

Notes: IMPORTANT! Laptop must be unplugged and GeForce Experience Battery Boost must be turned on.

Assertion failed on expression: 'SUCCEEDED(hr)'
d3d11: swap chain: w=1143 h=542 fmt=28
d3d11: failed to create swap chain [0x887a0005]
D3D11: Failed to create RenderTexture (910 x 397 fmt 27 aa 1), error 0x887a0005
D3D11: Failed to create render texture primary DSV (error 0x80070057)

Comments (12)

  1. Fb4eb222957db0846f17070b0c1ccefa?d=mm


    Jul 10, 2019 14:03

    Unity was crashing when switching to scene view after running the game.

    Make sure unity has default application settings in your graphic card driver settings. Overriding them caused the crash for me.

  2. 90009057a18dae7683db383465ecbb24?d=mm


    Jun 30, 2019 14:13

    COLINDARKWIND your solution worked for me, thank you very much!!

  3. Eb66885f13ff74a08bfc7573211b9ef2?d=mm


    Jun 06, 2019 19:44

    I'm on desktop and according to the crash report this issue is the same as mine. I was on 2019.3.0a3. According to this bugreport this issue should have been fixed in that release so something is still broken.

  4. 3d74f0ef601ff7e10044090a094db73e?d=mm


    May 15, 2019 16:24

    I got this in 2019.1.2f1 when updating my graphics drivers on desktop

  5. D6031f4d5b5a21f3b7bb926aac0a5570?d=mm


    May 08, 2019 18:59

    I have problem that more closely resembled CARLOSEJT. I am not on battery, I am plugged in.

    One solution I am using now is that I switch from game view to 'asset store' view and then resize the 'asset store' window, then come back to 'game' window. This does not cause it to crash.

    I have confirmed that my NVIDIA CPU is configured to be used by laptop, not the built-in GPU from Intel.


  6. 2f6deea943d5dfa53af3d0fc59bafa72?d=mm


    Apr 14, 2019 07:05

    I just got this on my laptop, which does not contain a dedicated GPU, it only has an Intel on-chip GPU: Intel i5-4200U with Intel HD 4400
    Note I was on battery however

  7. Cd555bd304be3a47c293f0c7913cf01d?d=mm


    Mar 21, 2019 12:58

    I received this error on 2018.3.8f1.
    My hardware: AMD Radeon Vega64, AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU (Desktop)

    Steps to reproduce:

    - Enter play mode
    - Drag console tab
    - Press'Esc' while still dragging

  8. 9d6f742f51fe2ba181de939326cd3dc5?d=mm


    Mar 13, 2019 06:11

    Same issue is on unity 2018.3.6f1,2018.3.7f1,2018.3.8f1.

  9. Fde51e81ab2373364e2e79d1916b294e?d=mm


    Mar 08, 2019 03:54

    Erm, and now I see that you have battery boost on. Ignore my comment! Turning it off is the only way I've gotten it to work.

  10. Fde51e81ab2373364e2e79d1916b294e?d=mm


    Mar 08, 2019 03:53

    I had the same problem on my new Razer laptop and it was killing me. I just came across the solution, at least for me.

    GeForce experience added a "Battery Boost" that, when I disabled it, fixed my problem.

    To solve:
    - Open GeForce Experience
    - Click the settings icon (gear) in the upper right
    - On the left bar, switch from "General" to "Games"
    - On the right, there is a box that says "Battery Boost"
    - Disable this by hitting the little toggle switch

    It fixed my problem. I'd love to hear if it fixes yours too.

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