EVGA Explains Why New World Beta Bricked Some Video Cards

"Poor worksmanship" on soldering and lack of frame-rate limiters to blame.

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor September 2, 2021
Share:

New World Tower Explosion

A few months ago, some New World beta testers reported that the game was bricking their very pricy video cards. It was a limited issue, only affecting a few people and their rigs, but it was enough to send ripples of panic throughout the game's nascent community.

Now EVGA has determined what caused their GeForce RTX 3090 cards to fail during the game's menu screens. PC World reports that analysis of about two dozen cards returned to the manufacturer show evidence of "poor worksmanship" on some of the cards' soldering. EVGA said that the failures were confined to that single make of cards, and it shipped replacements to the affected customers.

The early build of New World didn't include a frame-rate limiter on menu or loading screens, which caused the cards to shift into overdrive. As PC World put it: "That could cause a GPU to suddenly go from an in-game frame rate of 100 fps to roaring along at 800 fps. It’s akin to driving a car at full throttle going up hill and accidentally putting the car into neutral. If you don't lift your foot, the engine revs into its redline."

In addition to Amazon's adding a frame-rate limiter in New World, EVGA has issued an update to show users that the 3090's fan controller is working properly, as it was initially blamed for the malfunction.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

In this article: New World, Amazon Games.

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (1)

Flintstone 9 months ago
When I solder on average I always get lumps and bumps, but they stick a look real ugly :) I only managed to get perfection a few times & using flux just makes it mess,. better with a sponge, so a robot should always get it right..


You May Enjoy

Just Over The Horizon Is The Return Of LoL’s Star Guardian

Just Over The Horizon Is The Return Of LoL’s Star Guardian

Basically Sailor Moon meets League of Legends.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago
CrossfireX Adds New Search & Destroy Map, Weapon Mastery System, And Gameplay Improvements

CrossfireX Adds New Search & Destroy Map, Weapon Mastery System, And Gameplay Improvements

The latest content update shows a lot of promise.

By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
Browser-Based Flyff Universe Is Now Available To Players, Complete With Upgrades

Browser-Based Flyff Universe Is Now Available To Players, Complete With Upgrades

Take the world of Madrigal with you anywhere.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 weeks ago
Action MMORPG Vindictus Rolls Out Challenging "Cavern Of Enmity" Raid And Summer Reward Events

Action MMORPG Vindictus Rolls Out Challenging "Cavern Of Enmity" Raid And Summer Reward Events

A bit of something for everyone.

By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
Watch Your Mouth: Valorant Will Begin To Record In-Game Voice Chat In July

Watch Your Mouth: Valorant Will Begin To Record In-Game Voice Chat In July

There will soon be consequences for toxic voice chat players.

By Aspen Pash - 4 days ago
A Fortnite X Dead By Daylight Collaboration Might Be On The Horizon

A Fortnite X Dead By Daylight Collaboration Might Be On The Horizon

There is a chance players will have to wait a while though.

By Aspen Pash - 3 days ago
See More
Live Giveaways