The recently released MMORPG New World was accused of damaging video cards. But, as Amazon told hardwareluxx, the game has nothing to do with it. The developer stated that this is a problem of GPU manufacturers and poor build quality of video cards.
This information was also confirmed by PC assembler PowerGPU. He told Tom’s Hardware that only the first batch of GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti GPUs were “dying” while playing New World.
“Over the past few days, we have received several messages from players who are having issues with their GeForce RTX cards. After careful investigation, we were unable to identify any unusual behavior on the part of New World that could be causing these problems. EVGA has already confirmed production errors on some GeForce RTX cards. New World is safe to play. Players who have encountered a hardware failure are advised to contact the manufacturer “, – said Amazon.
EVGA has already confirmed that the first batch of GeForce RTX 3090 cards released a year ago had soldering defects in the power circuit that caused the cards to “die” while playing New World.
It is currently unknown which other RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 models have similar manufacturing defects. On the web there is a mention of the “death” of the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 from New World, and the YouTube channel JayzTwoCents claims one Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 caught fire while playing. Other brands don’t seem to have any problems.
New World was released on PC on September 28, 2021. The game became the first success of Amazon Games and even took four positions in the weekly Steam chart at once.