A few days ago, Amazon Games' new MMORPG dubbed New World opened for beta testing and reports started pouring in about the game apparently killing Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards. A large number of models that were bricking seemed to be EVGA models, in particular the FTW3 variants. A patch that would fix the problem by capping frames in the menu screen was promised yesterday by Amazon Games.
Andreas Schilling, who is an Editor of German news outlet Hardwareluxx, quizzed EVGA EU about the matter and the vendor has allegedly stated that the reports have hugely overblown the number of RTX 3090 cards that have died as apparently, that number is "in the single digits" only.
And much to the shock of those users perhaps whose cards got burned, EVGA has also reportedly stated that the vendor was unable to recreate the situation during its own testing. But the company has assured that it will analyze the bricked cards to try and figure out what could have caused such an issue. The returned GPUs will seemingly be covered under the EVGA Advanced RMA (EAR) Programme.
Regarding that dying EVGA 3090 cards, I’ve talked with EVGA: The number of RMAs in Europe is currently in the single digits! All RMAs will be handled as Advanced RMA – This makes it very easy for all customers. EVGA could not recreate the problem, but will analyze the RMA cards. pic.twitter.com/kWwqBeuQyt— Andreas Schilling (@aschilling) July 23, 2021
The player base for the game peaked three days ago when such reports of 3090s dying hadn't broken but since the number of players appear to have been affected somewhat by such reports.