Amazon's New World Has Killed Some High-End Graphics Cards?

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New World , Amazon’s own take on the massively multiplayer online genre, has launched its closed beta recently. However, some people may just have killed their graphics cards while playing the game.

After numerous delays and hardships during its development process, New World is finally available for those who have signed up for the closed beta. 

It’s supposed to be a fun affair but those who ran the game with an EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 had "bricked" their card.

Dead GPUs

Some users went to various platforms to voice their experiences with the game’s closed beta. A Reddit thread was created recently with reports of people using the same graphics card.

Redditor @greyone78 said that they’ve bricked their EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 after setting the game’s graphical settings to medium and hitting save.

Another user said that it also happened to them while they were in the queue. For context, a lot of people flooded the game’s servers simultaneously, which has forced some to wait in the queue before they can get in. 

On EVGA’s official forum, user @denny88 said that the company has started using cheap components to build their graphics cards after the GTX 1080 series. This is likely one of the reasons why some users have bricked their RTX 3090s. This suggests a hardware issue and not a problem with the game itself.

User @TrekCZ also presented another possible reason. They’ve noticed that some games do not impose frame rate limits on the menu screens that may potentially result in crashes. The easy fix is to set a frame rate cap for the time being.

Fortunately, the temporary fix that @TrekCZ mentioned can be done on the Nvidia control panel, so you do not have to actually be in the game to manually set the frame rate limits.

Amazon Has Spoken

With the issue exclusive to the EVGA RTX GeForce 3090 FTW3, Amazon Games responded to the issue.

According to an article, the current issue plaguing some RTX 3090 graphics cards was not found during the game’s alpha testing phase. The company is likely saying that the problem was not within the game.

Further, the company said that New World is safe to play, and to make sure that it stays that way, the developers will implement a new patch to put a frame rate cap on the menu screen.

In closing, the devs will continue to listen to the community and make appropriate actions based on feedback.

The Silver Lining

So what happens to those people who have fried their graphics cards while playing the closed beta? Fortunately, this is covered by EVGA’s RMA as any GPU bricked while playing the game is “completely under warranty.”

What do you think about this issue? Do you think that EVGA should be held accountable? Should the developers be blamed for this?

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