While Nvidia and EVGA examine stories of Amazon’s MMO sport New World bricking GeForce RTX 3090 playing cards, Amazon defended the upcoming sport that’s accused of killing GPUs.
“Hundreds of thousands of people played in the New World Closed Beta yesterday, with millions of total hours played. We’ve received a few reports of players using high-performance graphics cards experiencing hardware failure when playing New World,” an Amazon spokesperson stated by e-mail.
“New World makes standard DirectX calls as provided by the Windows API. We have seen no indication of widespread issues with 3090s, either in the beta or during our many months of alpha testing,” the corporate’s spokeswoman stated. “The New World Closed Beta is safe to play. In order to further reassure players, we will implement a patch today that caps frames per second on our menu screen. We’re grateful for the support New World is receiving from players around the world, and will keep listening to their feedback throughout Beta and beyond.”
Windows Central first flagged discussion board reports from players who said their cards died after just some minutes of taking part in New World. The stories largely appeared to affect those that personal EVGA’s GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 playing cards, however we’ve learn anecdotal stories of the sport bricking a Gigabyte-produced RTX 3090 card as properly.
And, no, these don’t seem like simply anecdotal coincidences, as EVGA confirmed it to PCWorld, saying Nvidia can be investigating the difficulty.
The excellent news is EVGA additionally confirmed that any RTX 3090 FTW3 playing cards that did fail from taking part in the sport could be “completely under warranty.” Amazon officers for New World haven’t but responded to PCWorld’s request for remark.
What’s inflicting the failures is unknown, however many players speculate the sport is overheating the playing cards. Some have additionally supplied work arounds, like enabling v-sync or utilizing utilities to restrict the playing cards.
Frankly, our recommendation is to simply keep away from taking part in the beta till the difficulty is resolved. Yes, your GeForce RTX 3090 could be underneath guarantee however with the state of GPU supply still in disarray, a substitute might take longer than you want.
For what it’s price, Amazon’s New World goes reside in August and is obtainable for pre-order for $40. We gained’t embody a hyperlink out of the danger for GeForce RTX 3090 homeowners who would possibly click on on it.