Amazon MMO New World Is Bricking RTX 3090s, Players Say; Amazon Responds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from GameSpot: Amazon […] is now bricking high-end graphics cards with a beta for its MMO, New World, according to players. Amazon has now responded to downplay the incident but says it plans to implement a frame rate cap on the game’s menus. According to users on Twitter and Reddit, New World has been frying extremely high-end graphics cards, namely Nvidia’s RTX 3090. It’s worth noting that while the RTX 3090 has an MSRP of $1,500, it’s often selling for much more due to scarcity and scalpers, so players could easily be losing upwards of $2,000 if their card stops working.

Specifically, it seems that one model of the RTX 3090 is being consistently fried by New World. On Reddit, a lengthy thread of over 600 posts includes multiple users claiming that their EVGA 3090 graphics cards are now little more than expensive paperweights


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