Graphics problems out of nowhere.

#1 Posted by Tom1243 (49 posts) -

So this is what my game is looking like at the moment. The game has always ran fine and I have changed no settings. My graphics card is up to date (Radeon HD 6870), and I am kind of stuck on what to do next, it's kind of breaking the game for me, as it gets much worse than this, walls clipping out, becoming translucent. Anyone more computer savvy have an idea what is going on?

#2 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1543 posts) -

Your card could be artifacting.

  • Are you overclocking?
  • What kind of temps are you getting in-game?
  • Does it happen with every game or just Skyrim?

If it's not stemmed from overheating/overclocking your card is probably damaged and you probably need to RMA it.

#3 Posted by AlisterCat (5398 posts) -

That kind of corruption I would usually associated with the graphics card overheating, not a problem with the game. Though that shouldn't also cause walls to clip.

#4 Posted by Benny (1937 posts) -

Turn down shadow quality in advanced settings duder.

#5 Posted by SlashDance (1758 posts) -

I'm pretty sure I saw similar screenshots on the steam forums after the last patch. Go check over there, 1.5 broke the game for a bunch of people.

#6 Posted by selbie (1780 posts) -

Check that your case is getting enough air flow for starters. Overheating is usually the culprit.

#7 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1543 posts) -

@SlashDance said:

I'm pretty sure I saw similar screenshots on the steam forums after the last patch. Go check over there, 1.5 broke the game for a bunch of people.

Yeah, just googled this and there are videos with this exact problem and they had the exact same card. Installing 12.3 and disabling AA seems to be a temporary fix, or try rolling back to an older catalyst like 12.1.

#8 Posted by Bollard (5026 posts) -

Yeah I recommend checking your temps, looks like hella artefacts.

#9 Posted by AlisterCat (5398 posts) -

I might as well bring tis up here, I have crazy bright red lines filling my screen when I'm looking at dragons. Never seen them before 1.5

#10 Posted by Tom1243 (49 posts) -

@WilltheMagicAsian: Exactly my problem yeah. It is fine with other games, not problems at all, so it must be a software problem... Will check steam forums.

#11 Posted by Tom1243 (49 posts) -

@WilltheMagicAsian:

Good shout on disabling AA :) Worked a charm. Thanks for the help.

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