Not too long ago, it was reported that the New World Closed Beta was bricking some graphics cards, namely the RTX 3090 GPUs from EVGA. After some thorough investigation, EVGA has confirmed what really caused the issue, and said only a very small number of cards were actually affected, and all affected customers have been offered replacements.
The original issues were thought to be due to an uncapped frame rate in the New World main menu, which affected fan speeds and malfunctioned certain GPUs, even completely bricking some. But EVGA has since then conducted an investigation into the matter, using the cards that were sent back by customers.
According to them, the problem was due to some faulty soldering around the MOSFET circuits on the GPU. When asked by a member of the press how many graphics cards were affected, EVGA could not disclose that. However, they mentioned the issue was present only on cards that were manufactured in 2020, which apparently only accounted for less than 1% of their total sales for 3090 cards.
Despite the issue now having been confirmed, EVGA has released some updated firmware for their GPUs that fixes a fan controller problem, which was originally thought to be the cause of the card’s death. But EVGA has also confirmed that it wasn’t the case, and was simply a misreading from 3rd party software that did not affect the card’s performance.
What do you think? Have you bought an EVGA RTX 3090 from 2020? Have you ever had a GPU die on you before? What did you do? And did this situation scare you from playing the New World Closed Beta? Let us know!