Just installed 290.53, first time I have been able to use my Computer in 24 hours after the massive 6.0 earthquake yesterday here in Christchurch! really stoked my PC survived (its on the ground) other stuff didn't though like my week old home theatre speakers got pretty scratched up when they fell over
Sorry off topic but had to rant to make myself feel a tiny bit better.
Anyway 290.53 are heaps better for me, MW3 was unplayable with 290.36 because of microstuttering and hitching but all that has gone away with 290.53. Also hoping BM AC will be playable too with DX 11 because even with the patch it was pretty slow and it would CTD after a few minutes of play.
Can't comment on Skyrim as I don't own it... yet!! might get it for christmas maybe.. but have a few broken things around the house I need to replace first.