Issues with EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra

Good Afternoon,

So after hitting the play button for New World beta the game started to load, followed immediately by fan speeds increasing to 100%, fps dropping to 0, and then my monitors turning off and my video card is no longer detected. So i reboot the PC and everything seemed to work fine, i even tried a few other games to make sure and i had no problems. So i hit play on New World again and same thing happen but this time i heard a loud pop and now my 3090 wont get past POST on bootup.

This is the 2nd 3090 FTW3 Ultra directly from EVGA to die while playing or attempting to play New World, my first one died during Alpha, but i was able to play that for a week or so before that happen. But the same exact thing happen with that card, it just happened while I was actually in the game.

Anyway ive contacted EVGA for a full refund of the video card or another RMA and ive made them aware of the issue. Now it should be known as well that I have not had any other issues with any of the other dozens of games I play with that card for about 8 months of having them both. Also I have installed my old GTX 980 card into the same PC and it works fine, with everything, including New World beta, no issues thus far in alpha or closed beta.

So I am not sure what the cause is here. Most likely its two defective cards from EVGA but I think this issue needs to be looked at from both sides. If any other information is needed please let me know and ill be happy to help.


I have the same exact card and my died exact same way about 30 mins into playing the beta today. I searched Twitter and found some 3 other streamers have had the same card die while booting/playing New World as well.

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Hey there, @Goatz!

I’m sorry to hear about the issue you’re having with your GPU!

Have you had a chance to check out the Graphics & Performance section under “Common Issues” over on this thread?

Same here. Starting the process of getting my 3090 refunded, played new world for a few hours then same, fan to 100% and FPS to zero, black screens on all monitors then no response from video card.

Same thing today, my screen went black, and now my 3090 evga ftw3 is not detected, im gonna cry if its dead!!!

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It’s dead. Start the process now :confounded:

Staring mine tomorrow…

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Mine just bit the dust within 15 minutes of playing new world. Did you simply call evga and setup an RMA for the card? Are we supposed to tell them it’s the game that did it?

Exactly the same happened to my 3090 FTW3.

On launch of the game, fans at 100% and monitors black.

Then 2nd time wouldn’t boot. Managed to get it to boot on an alternative bios, the monitor was flickering badly but managed to re install firmware on the card and after that it stabilised.

I need to test performance to see if there was long term damage done but at least if I have to return to Amazon where I bought it I can tell them it was their game that fried it.

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Same happened to my RTX 3090 after spending time in queue and then playing for a little bit. It just got fried. I have a Gigabyte RTX 3090 though.

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Hey man, you need to send this up the chain. 3090s are the most expensive cards on the market and this game is bricking them.

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Sorry to hear about your card. I’m running an EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra also but have had no issues. Sounds like a hardware failure. You’re probably already aware that the memory on the backside of that card runs pretty hot. I installed an extra fan inside my case directed at the cut-out in the backplate to help cooling on the core and backside memory. Hope everything works out with EVGA.

Same here - I have the extact same card as you. Played for about 6 hours yesterday without any issues. I’m a bit weary to log back in today if theres a known issue…

If you’re using Precision X1 for to control your card, you can always create a profile where you deliberately throttle the GPU at 70c or whatever you think is safe. Temp Tuner is 2 clicks to the right on the bottom panel of PX1.

I use Precision X1 - set up my profile with temp control etc. The card ran between 65-76 during the 6 hours playtime yesterday. In my mind its a bit hot, but within scope. Question now is, do I jump back on New World and risk it.

Secondly, might be unrelated. But I noticed that new NVIDIA drivers was released on 19.07 - one day before the beta opening - I havent installed the new drivers. Wonder if that has something to do with some of the cards failing?

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there have been issues with some versions of 3090 since they launched it and not only affecting this game

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I’m on the current driver and I had no problem. But I personally believe that people tend to have thermal issues with the 3090 just because of it’s design. I mine crypto on mine sometimes when I’m just browsing the web/youtube and the backside memory gets near 100c. Supposedly that’s in the operating range of DDR6X memory but I don’t like it when stuff gets so hot it’d literally burn you to touch it. So I installed a fan pointed at the backside of the card and it’s better. About 70-75c. Still blazing hot, but I’m much more comfortable being 30c under the claimed thermal limit.

EXACT Same situation happened to my EVGA 3090 FTW3, Played a week of Alpha then it went POP and wouldn’t post. In the meantime I’m turning VSync on to hopefully mitigate any damage to my replacement 3080ti

Water-cooled EVGA 3090 FTW here as well.

2 hours into playing both screens went black, audio from game and discord still coming through.
Hard reset the computer through the power button and both screens came back. Did not think to check my temps at the time so I’m not sure what there were.

Set up is EVGA 3090 FTW, Ryzen 5900x + EVGA 1000w PSU.

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It’s overheating, plain and simple. And if you’re not running something like MSI Afterburner, you won’t notice it. I already posted a similar issue but in my case with EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra.

The “solution” in my case was - and I can’t stress this enough - LOCK the damn game to 60 fps from the settings. My temps dropped drastically when I locked it to 60 fps. Do NOT under any circumstances run it “Uncapped”, there is a high chance it will brick your card. Obviously it doesn’t happen to all GPUs and to older GPUs but in the case with 3080s/3090s at least, they’re running hot in general and for some reason this game eats them as if it is mining bitcoins or running stress tests.

Just LOCK it to 60 fps until (if…) this gets fixed.

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I’ve ran plenty of stress tests over the 8 months of owning this card with zero crashes. Yet this game’s menu crashes it.

Considering the time and resources spent on this game, I can’t believe they don’t have an auto frame cap in the menus like every other game that has released in the last 5yrs.