Hardwareluxx You have received a statement from Amazon about recurring defects in certain GPUs while playing the recently released New World game. This mmo was already postponed after complaints during the beta phase because video cards were blocked while playing the game. Then a patch was shared, which should fix the problem. The game was officially launched on Tuesday, September 28, and the first reports appeared shortly after.
PowerGPU, a company that builds custom gaming PCs, confirms that they have only received complaints from customers with older models of EVGA’s RTX 3090 and 3080, and a single 3080 Ti. EVGA admits that the first series of 3090 cards had faulty solder joints, which meant that the failure of the cards could not be attributed to the game. There have also been multiple reports of Gigabyte RTX 3090 Eagle cards being locked and according to YouTuber JayzTwoCents, a Zotac model caught fire while playing games.
It is possible that New World contains a certain piece of code that causes the card to use more power than is safe and that the hardware limitations are insufficient. This is reminiscent of the problem with the introduction of Ampere GPUs, where cards with insufficient mlcc capacitors and too many sp caps failed, because the current did not filter well enough. This could be resolved with a driver update, which has resolved all known issues.