Hardware maker EVGA said it will replace all RTX 3090 graphics cards that were killed during the launch of the New World beta, which kicked off this week. Amazon Games Studios has already released a hotfix limiting the frame rate in the menu without affecting the entire game. Although the company has previously assured that the closed beta is safe to launch, whether there is a patch or not.
Those reassurances, however, do not reassure those who have spent nearly $ 2,000 on the most powerful gaming graphics card.
According to sources in EVGA, the company is already delivering new video cards to the victims. At the same time, if the RTX 3090 stopped working for a gamer, there is no need to wait for sending to the technical center and checking – if support has approved the replacement, then new video cards are sent immediately.
It is noted that EVGA technical support has a separate “New World” category, which can be selected as the reason for returning a broken video card. It’s not just EVGA’s RTX 3090 that New World is killing. On the net you can find reports that the game burns RTX 3080 Ti, AMD RX 590, AMD 6800 and 6900.
How did the New World developers test the game? After all, this is not the first time that a title kills a GPU – even during the alpha there were reports of such a thing. Gamers believe the problem lies with the way New World’s rendering works. This means that it is better to play it safe and turn on the frame rate limitation in the game.