The New World game is about to launch after the summer. In the meantime, Amazon has launched a big beta which has already met with great success. Nevertheless, there are many testimonials from gamers who saw their GeForce 3080 and 3090 damaged.
After months and months of delay, the MMO New World arrives in a few weeks. The publisher of the game, owner of Amazon, is taking advantage of the summer to launch open beta phases with great fanfare in order to communicate and seduce future players. This MMO takes place in the 1700s, it offers a fantastic twist to the “Age of Exploration”.
Developed by Amazon Games Orange County (formerly Double Helix Games, the studio behind Silent Hill: Homecoming), New World presents players as castaways stranded on a strange island called Aeternum. You are one of the explorers stranded on its shores after a shipwreck. Structurally, it’s a pretty typical MMO – here are a few monsters, go kill them – but New World luckily has a few tricks up its sleeve to set itself apart from much of its MMO competition. In short, it is expected by a lot of players and gamers.
The cards are literally burning
Since the launch of the last beta, which is drowned in connections which leads to long waits (like all MMO launches), on the official forum and via Reddit, testimonials of destroyed graphics cards from the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 range and 3080 accumulate. And the beta only started yesterday.
Many of them couldn’t even try the online role-playing game. In simple menus and queues, GPUs would have been so heavily used and overheated that they literally “fried”. While the problem was initially limited to graphics cards from manufacturer EVGA, owners of Gigabyte models have also reported the same. So far, the publisher has not yet communicated on this serious issue. It also means that the manufacturers’ protections did not work, the cards should never have reached such high temperatures.
In short, while waiting for official and clear explanations, stay away from the beta of New World. If you really want to run the game, limit the number of frames per second to 60.
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