During the last beta sessions of New World, Internet users reported that their RTX 3090 slammed them in the paws, pointing le MMO d’Amazon Game Studios on point. EVGA has come to recognize manufacturing defects of its RTX 3090s, the assembler cards being ultimately the only cards affected by the phenomenon (and in very small quantities).
Now that New World is launched and most players are finally making their way to the servers, PC Gamer reports that other internet users have stepped forward about of cards returned HS after a game session. This time, a good part of the RTX 3000 range would be affected.
After investigating the studio, the latter is certain that hardware problems encountered by players is not related to New World.
We have received a small number of reports from gamers experiencing issues with GeForce RTX cards. After a long investigation, we have verified that there is no unusual behavior from New World that is causing these issues. EVGA has already recognized manufacturing concerns on certain GeForce RTX cards. New World is safe to play, and players who have encountered a hardware issue are encouraged to contact the manufacturer.
According to EVGA, only about twenty RTX 3090 were affected by the failure related to New World. Obviously, such a news item makes noise, and since the MMO is one of the most played PC games on Steam at the moment, many must have made the connection with worries that ultimately have nothing to do with.
However, it is true that New World can be quite greedy in GPU resources and stress the graphics card sometimes more than necessary, but it’s hard to believe that a title is so poorly optimized that it burns graphics processors with a vengeance.