I'm experiencing some mild artifacting in games like Borderlands 2, The Witcher 2 and Skyrim. The artifacts are always a black flickering large shape in the distance (it seems). It only appears for a very short moment, but still enough for it to be noticed. However, my card is running fine on temps (62 C under max load), but the artifacting typically happens regardless of the temperature. It happens also at 40 degrees. Nor is the CPU hot in any way, typically 60-65 C max.
The card is a Sapphire HD7970 Dual X version. I'm running Win7 updated along with Catalyst 12.1 drivers.
The strange thing is that it doesn't happen in Diablo 3 and Crysis1/2/Warhead at all.
My question is whether the card can be defect in some way? I have tested for artifacts in MSI Kombustor and OCCT and neither are showing any problems at all.