Need an answer as to why my Graphics Card is playing up on Skyrim. I have had it installed before with no problems or issues and have just re-installed it recently and after I loaded up the game I noticed alot of pixels floating around the area. I have the latest drivers for my card and I have tried restarting the game to see if it was my saved game I had downloaded from Steams Cloud, but still no luck. My system is as follows:
This is called artifacting. It is typically caused by software issues or unstable hardware. I would first suggest testing your GPU in Furmark to make sure it's stable. Test for a good 12-24 hours, the last 20 minutes or so are the most important, look for artifacts there and if you see any, it's your GPU.
I've found the problem. I've searched the web and found the issue to be the AMD 12.3 Drivers. People are getting these with 7970s, 6870s etc... If anyone reads this and has the same problems the fix is to turn of anti-aliasing.