Amazon’s first MMO title New World was released this past Tuesday, September 28th. Finally making it out of its betas and a series of delayed releases. One of the biggest issues for the game during the beta stage. Is that it would brick RTX 3000 Ampere graphics cards. Mainly affecting their 3090 flagship card. Just a few days after the official release, we are getting reports that the issue hasn’t been fully resolved.
During the beta, it was reported that some cards were being fried by playing New World. It ended up being an isolated issue that main affected EVGA’s GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming. More so than other cards. EVGA after an investigation concluded that poor soldering was the main issue for the failure of the card.
The New world menu didn’t have a frame limiter. Which causes the graphics cards to render the menu and high frame rates leading to the bad soldering frying the cards. Amazon games studios did release a frame rate limiter to help stop the issue. But by the looks of things, this might not have been the root cause of the malfunctioning GPUs.
Reports of New World Bricking Ampere Cards
WinFuture a german publication reported that their Gigabyte Geforce RTX 3090 gaming perished. Even though they had the updated framerate limiter in-game and enabled a 60 FPS cap within the Nvidia Geforce driver. WinFuture reported that changing the graphics settings somehow increased the load on the card. Exiting New World has seen a massive spike in fan speeds. The fans ran at full throttle 100% for a few seconds and then the screen went black. Bricking the RTX 3090.
Another report from PowerGPU a custome PC builder. tweeted yesterday that he has received a number of emails from customers whose cards have stopped working after playing New World. Even looking on Reddit we are seeing indications that others are facing the same issue. Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Eagle 12G and other Gigabyte 3080 facing the same issue.
With their reports, the bricking of cards that try and handle the New world. It is not just happening with EVGA that was previously reported during the beta. But no is starting to affect other cards