Artifacts or just wonky graphics?

OccamsSabre

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Hey all,

I've had a few issues over the years with video cards, so any time I see a minor issue in a game I freak out a bit. For reference, I purchased a 980Ti about three years ago which I had to RMA three times. Each time EVGA sent me back a refurbished product, until the final time they sent me a 1070 Ti. Customer service was great, but that many RMAs for dead cards have put me on edge.


I've started noticing in games that I have odd issues with lighting/shadows with my 1070Ti, which is about 1 month out of warranty now. I clipped the following using Shadowplay tonight in Rainbow Six Siege and slowed down the clips a bit to show the issues. In the first, the door frame appears to be flickering slightly. In the second, a shadow on the wall pops in and out as I walk towards it and away from it. In the last, there is a texture on a desk that is just off.


Are these artifacts? Do I need to be on guard for my GPU dying again? Any and all input is welcome, even if it's telling me to chill out and that graphics bug out occasionally.


[https://gfycat.com/highcolorfulbaiji](https://gfycat.com/highcolorfulbaiji)


Edit: For note, I started monitoring my temps when I noticed these issues. The GPU was running at around 65 degrees, and the CPU was running at about 50 degrees.


Full build is: Intel 8700k, Aorus Gaming 7 Mobo, 16 GB DDR 4 RAM @3200 (G.Skill Trident Z), EVGA 1070Ti SC2, and various hard drives. If more info is needed please let me know.
 

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