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I bought Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 at launch, 0 issues. After few months I noticed more aliasing and shimmering in my games than usual. It happens in EVERY game, I'm 100% sure it wasn't like that before. I know that at 1080p you can't avoid all jaggies etc but it's simply too much. I do know that games (especially these days) aren't perfect and devlopers often piss on proper AA. I also know there are some engine issues in various games aswell but it happens in every game I play. I visited my friend and he gets less jaggies and shimmering at 1080p than me after heavy downscaling :huh: What sorcery is this? I have no idea what's happening. Some people on the Internet suggested that I'm going crazy but I don't think it is true  :lol: . This is extremly annoying, I almost lost my desire to play.  :angry:


Some examples (watch fullscreen in HD):





Using DSR or forcing max AA does help A BIT but not much. The only way to get somewhat clear picture is to force SGSSAA.


I also noticed white dots would appear on shiny/wet or metallic surfaces(around edges) and change based on position. Affects mostly armors (Lords of the Fallen, Witcher 3 etc).


My rig:


CPU: 4770k

GPU: GTX 970 Gigabyte G1

RAM: Crucial 8GB Ballistix

MOBO: ASRock Z87 Extreme 4

Monitor: 23MP65

PSU: Evga G2 750W


Resolution 1920x1080. 


I have tried:

- messing with every setting I could,

- changing HDMI cable,

- connecting the monitor via DVI and Displayport,

- changing my monitor,

- different drivers and Windows/Linux,

- even RMAed my first 970, issue still exists.


I found pretty big topic about it here https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/831430/geforce-900-series/pixelated-shadows-texture-popins-gtx-960-970-980-ect-/1/

Seems like this issue could be power related but my card runs great with 0 hitching, temp problems etc. Some people in this thread suggested it's a hardware virus LOL, it does sound ridiculous but everything is possible I guess.


Do you guys think it's normal and I should play like AA was never invented?

Thanks in advance.

Are you running any kind of overclock???? And have you tried a different monitor or cable to monitor??? Also have u tried various old and new drivers???


EDIT: Just finished reading post! So overclock???? Oh and PSU??

'FrostNova' https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Samsterstorm/saved/WtBWGX :

CPU: Intel 4790k | MB: Asrock Z97 Extreme6 | GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming (+200, +250) | CASE: NZXT H440 (Black & Blue) | COOLER: Full EK 240mm CPU Loop | RAM: 16GB Hyper-X Fury (4x4GB @2133mhz) | STORAGE: Seagate Barracuda 1TB & Hyperx 120gb SSD | PSU: Corsair RM650 | SCREEN: Benq G2750 | LIGHTING: Deepcool RGB LED Kit | KEYBOARD: CM Devastator | MOUSE: Logitech G502 | HEADSET: Hyperx Clouds White 

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Same issue here. When I first got my G1 970 I didn't notice it. I don't know if the issue was there or I just didn't notice it right away. I also have some weird issues like flickering shadows, lights and for some reason text flickers in GTA V after heists. But then I also noticed something that appears to be z-fightning in BF4 and Crysis 3, which I also didn't spot before either, yet when I put my 290X in the same rig I had the same issue. 

I'm too lazy to put it back in and see if the issues with the AA and the flickering are there as well.

i7 9700K, Gigabyte RTX 2070 Gaming OC, Gigabyte Z390 Gaming SLI, 2x8 HyperX Predator 3200 MHz

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did you find a solution to the issue ,i have a similar issue and cant seem to find an answer as to what is causing this.Many people have this and it is quite annoying.

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i have this issues too.. and i have low draw distance,texture popins,jagged aa,pixelated shadows and more.. i never overclock this pc.. can you try underclocking yours? it might work

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