Question Graphics Issue In Game - Strange pattern In lighting/shadows/reflections


Feb 14, 2013
Hi. So I noticed this in Microsoft Flight Simulator at first but I'm noticing it in other games now too. I have no idea what it is. I'm seeing some weird texture/patterns in what seems to be lighting, reflections, or shadows areas of games. I've tried messing with a few of the graphics settings in the games, as well as in the Nvidia Control panel and couldn't get it to go away. But I really have no idea what it is to know where to start. I haven't found any other posts that seem to describe what I"m experiencing. I'm sure there probably are some, I just don't know what to search for because I'm not sure at all what the problem is.

I included a few screenshots from Breathedge. I'd make the screen shots as large as possible. It's hard to see in a smaller image, but very apparent when you are in game. Any ideas on what this is?

Here are a few screen shots.

I have read a few different things about I've seemed to find things related but not the same.

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  • NZXT Kraken X73 Liquid Cooler
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  • MSI X570 Tomahawk
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  • Samsung 850 Pro 256 SSD
  • Samsung 850 EVO 500 SSD
  • Corsair HX1000i Platinum PSU
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