EVGA has confirmed to us that all of its GeForce RTX 3090 cards that have been killed by issues with the closed beta version of the New World MMO will be replaced by the company: "Yes, all failed 3090s are being replaced," he said. say a company spokesman has said.
The developer, Amazon Games Studios, has now released a fix that blocks FPS on the menu without affecting the rest of the game, while assuring gamers that the closed beta was "safe to play" regardless of any patch.
“We’ve implemented an update to reduce GPU load on menu screens by fixing FPS,” he tells post in New World forums. "this does not affect the game world settings available in the Settings / Video menu!"
People who have had a $ 2,000 graphics card run concisely by the game may have something to say about the “safe to play” nature of the game, but at least now we know these people will have new cards.
And potentially soon too.
According to Jason Langevin, host of the YouTube channel JayzTwoCents, his contacts in EVGA has also confirmed that they have shipped RMA products with cross shipments to cardholders whose GPUs have fried as a result of the New World beta. This means that as soon as the RMA ticket is approved, the cards are shipped before being returned and tested.
Honestly, this is a smart EVGA move. Despite what you think about the fact that only their cards have been reported as victims of the Amazon MMO and any issues related to the quality of the power components of these cards. , the fact that at least it is rushing spare GPUs to its customers is positive.
When it comes to RMA-ing the card with the EVGA support system, apparently there is also a specific category of the "New World" when it comes to giving the reason for the return of the defective graphics card.
There has been some anecdotal evidence, again from Langevin, this time via twitter, of other GPUs affected by the problem. It is reported that AMD GPU users and other Nvidia users have experienced brick cards due to the New World.
Now I have had the following GPU owners who have expressed that they have had shutdowns and crashes with the New World … This is not an exclusive 3090 PERIOD problem !!July 22, 2021
For our part, we haven’t seen or heard any evidence to prove it, so we don’t know exactly how far it spread. Fortunately, it seems that the problem (which was not a problem, according to Amazon) has now been addressed both by the company most affected by the dead GPUs, and by the game developers in question.