Bricked RTX 3090: Problem according to Igorslab at EVGA, The New World patch with FPS limit

EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 (Bild: EVGA)

There are currently reports about defective RTX 3090s in connection with the closed beta of Amazon Games’ open-world MMO New World. A first statement from Amazon Games announces a patch with FPS limit, but a widespread problem is not present according to the developer. According to analysis by Igorslab, this exists at the design of EVGA

EVGA RTX 3090 in focus – problem with fan control IC?

Users report that already when loading New World, the graphics card’s fan immediately increases the fan speed to 100% and the screen goes black. Subsequently, the graphics card is no longer recognized.

The focus is on RTX 3090 graphics cards from EVGA. For example, two EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 have already failed for the user “Goatz” in the New World Forum.

Igorslab sees the problems with EVGA or its PCB design. Specifically, the chip for the fan control is suspected, which fits the aforementioned error pattern. The fan control IC is partially burned out.

Statement from amazon Games and patch with FPS limit.

According to Amazon Games, there are no indications of a problem with the beta and RTX 3090 graphics cards. Nevertheless, a patch will integrate an FPS limit for the menu.

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: IGN, Igorslab

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