I tried with older drivers and beta drivers. all give the same problem, when on the desktop, browsing the internet or playing games, i always get artifacts. Problem persists across windows xp, 7 and Ubuntu 10.04.
Sent the motherboard and APU for replacement, but the techs where i bought the items seems skeptical about my problems. I got a phone call by the tech saying that i did not need to install drivers in windows???
I explained that i installed drivers in several operating systems new, old and beta versions. But he said he was going to install windows 8 to see how it goes and call me back.
Here are some pic of how the motherboard arrived, with some marks on all the sides.