Amazon’s New World MMO Is Killing NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Graphics Cards

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Amazon’s upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game, New World, is reportedly so demanding and poorly developed that it’s destroying select graphics cards such as NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3090. This is according to various closed beta testers who have vented their frustration on New World’s official forums and other social channels, claiming that their GPUs no longer function after attempting to run the game. Many of the complaints appear to be coming from EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 ULTRA owners.

So after hitting the play button for New World beta the game started to load, followed immediately by fan speeds increasing to 100%, fps dropping to 0, and then my monitors turning off and my video card is no longer detected. So i reboot the PC and everything seemed to work fine, i even tried a few other games to make sure and i had no problems. So i hit play on New World again and same thing happen but this time i heard a loud pop and now my 3090 wont get past POST on bootup.

Update – 7/21/2021

Amazon wrote us with their official reply to the recent issues – below is their direct quote:

“Hundreds of thousands of people played in the New World Closed Beta yesterday, with millions of total hours played. We’ve received a few reports of players using high-performance graphics cards experiencing hardware failure when playing New World.

New World makes standard DirectX calls as provided by the Windows API. We have seen no indication of widespread issues with 3090s, either in the beta or during our many months of alpha testing.

The New World Closed Beta is safe to play. In order to further reassure players, we will implement a patch today that caps frames per second on our menu screen. We’re grateful for the support New World is receiving from players around the world, and will keep listening to their feedback throughout Beta and beyond.”

Sources: New World, r/newworldgame

Tsing Mui
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