I have notice that my beam weapons are more blocky or squared off when firing. Before this last update they seemed to be more smooth around the edges and not squared off. I'm using a Radon HD 5970 1gb with 8gb of system mem on Win7 OS. I have all the graphics settings on high using DX9 and Dx11 with same result. Also the ship graphics blink with black squares, I guess from the shadowing.
Its not a game changer just something I noticed.
I figured it out , its the MACO shield set that makes the blocky shadows on the ship, when I disable them the effect black squares go away. There are some of the areas of the ship that have solid black squares, not sure what that is.