Amazon’s New World MMO is Bricking Some RTX 3090 Graphics Cards

Amazon's New World MMO is Bricking Some RTX 3090 Graphics Cards

Amazon’s New World MMO is Bricking Some RTX 3090 Graphics Cards

Amazon Games’ New World has reportedly been bricking some RTX 3090 graphics cards, not in-game but within the game’s main menu. Amazon has acknowledged the issue, confirming that they have received “a few reports” regarding the issue. 

Right now, this issue appears to be exclusive to Nvidia’s ultra-high-end RTX 3090 graphics card, specifically EVGA’s RTX 3090 models. Igor’s Lab has reported that this issue is due to EVGA’s custom RTX 3090 designs using a unique fan controller, making this “New World” problem unique to EVGA’s GPUs.   

Amazon has confirmed that “New World makes standard DirectX calls as provided by the Windows API” and that there is “no indication of widespread issues”. In essence, Amazon claims that this issue isn’t their problem, while Igor’s Lab places the blame squarely on EVGA. 

Below is Amazon’s response to New World’s RTX 3090 bricking issue. A patch is currently in the works to cap the game’s framerate within its main menu to help mitigate the issue on affected graphics cards. 

 

So far, Amazon’s New World beta has proven to be incredibly popular, hitting concurrent player counts of over 180,000 on Steam on launch day. With that many players and so few reports of broken graphics cards, it looks like Amazon’s New World GPU issues are not widespread. This supports the theory that the issue is exclusive to small numbers of RTX 3090 GPUs from a specific manufacturer. 

In their statement above, Amazon has confirmed that “the New World beta is safe to play”. PC gamers who are not using an EVGA RTX 3090 graphics card should be able to play the game without risking their hardware. 
 

Amazon's New World MMO is Bricking Some RTX 3090 Graphics Cards  

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Amazon's New World MMO is Bricking Some RTX 3090 Graphics Cards