Question Having a really strange graphical issues on every game. Does anyone know if it's the GPU causing this?

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This is happening to multiple games so I feel like there might be something wrong with the GPU, but I don't know the right term for it? Is this considered artifacting? This is only happening in games and not when I'm browsing the web or watching videos. The driver also seems up to date. I've been searching online for a while trying to find a fix but not getting anywhere.

Here is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/6wC7yk

I'd really appreciate any help. Thank!
 

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That looks to me like a software render issue. I suggest downloading the last two versions of the drivers available for your card, the most recent and the previous, then uninstalling the GPU drivers with DDU, rebooting into safe mode and runniung DDU again to be sure everything is gone.
Reboot to windows and install the freshly downloaded most recent driver, let the driver install complete and for kicks reboot the system before trying the freshly installed drivers with a game. if the freshly installed driver does the same, repeat the DDU process and install the previous version this time.
DDU = Display Driver Uninstaller, it has but one job and it does it well.
https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html

you can also try the GPU in a new environment by booting into Linux, this will replace ALL the software and test just the hardware.
Boot to a USB drive with linux on it. grab a USB drive, a copy of rufus and a linux distribution.
http://distrowatch.com/ has tons of differing linux distributions and download links. I personally am fond of linux mint with cinnamon.
https://rufus.ie/ the utility used to extract the ISO file to the USB drive.

use rufus to extract the selected ISO to the thumb drive. it will make the drive bootable and you can run linux from the drive once done.
Reboot into linux and proceed to test the hardware. connect to internet, watch videos, await problems.
if linux is good and stable the issue is most likely inside windows or otherwise software related.
this is a test of the hardware.
 
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Welcome to the Forums :D

That looks to me like a software render issue. I suggest downloading the last two versions of the drivers available for your card, the most recent and the previous, then uninstalling the GPU drivers with DDU, rebooting into safe mode and runniung DDU again to be sure everything is gone.
Reboot to windows and install the freshly downloaded most recent driver, let the driver install complete and for kicks reboot the system before trying the freshly installed drivers with a game. if the freshly installed driver does the same, repeat the DDU process and install the previous version this time.
DDU = Display Driver Uninstaller, it has but one job and it does it well.
https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html

you can also try the GPU in a new environment by booting into Linux, this will replace ALL the software and test just the hardware.
Boot to a USB drive with linux on it. grab a USB drive, a copy of rufus and a linux distribution.
http://distrowatch.com/ has tons of differing linux distributions and download links. I personally am fond of linux mint with cinnamon.
https://rufus.ie/ the utility used to extract the ISO file to the USB drive.

use rufus to extract the selected ISO to the thumb drive. it will make the drive bootable and you can run linux from the drive once done.
Reboot into linux and proceed to test the hardware. connect to internet, watch videos, await problems.
if linux is good and stable the issue is most likely inside windows or otherwise software related.
this is a test of the hardware.
Hi there, thanks for your response. I tried uninstalling the drivers using DDU and tested it with the current and previous versions of the drivers, but it still looks like nothing changed.

I am testing out the hardware next but if I'm not running into problems there, is there another solution?
 
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Update: Tried testing the hardware and it looks like everything is working normally. Booted into Windows and tried playing some games and the issue is still there.
 

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