I've been having a consistent problem with Skyrim. A screenshot demonstrating this problem is here: [https://i.imgur.com/WR7CQTl.jpg].
Essentially, parts of the hair mesh are transparent. (Notice how it seems to be floating). I initially blamed some of the mods I had installed, but the issue persisted on a completely reinstalled, pure Skyrim installation. There is a similar bug with an older version of the enbdev series of modifications, but I'm not using it, and the only culprit left after fiddling with Skyrim settings seemed to be the video card.
As evidenced here [http://forum.step-project.com/topic/2899-hair-issues-continued/], this issue has cropped up a few times that I've seen. I've also seen a few threads here or there about it after much googling, but I've never seen a solution. I tried switching between different antialiasing settings (both global and specific to TesV.exe) to no avail, and played around with some of the other listed graphics settings, also to no effect.
It's not just the hair that is giving me problems in the game, but that is simply the most dramatic evidence I have of it. In different lighting the same part of the mesh connecting the hair to the head is translucent rather than transparent.
I've already tried several versions of the Radeon drivers, and I completely uninstall them before installing a different version by running CCleaner and cleaning up the registry between driver versions. I'm currently running on the latest Beta drivers. My operating system is Windows 8.1.
This issue is maddening to me, as Skyrim is my most played video game and I'd read good things about this radeon card before I purchased it. It's a somewhat recent purchase, so I doubt that it is hardware problems unless it arrived that way. I read some articles about these cards having texture problems in the past.
Can anybody please help?