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It’s all because of the “rare soldering defect”. EVGA reveals the cause of failure of GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards in the game New World

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The sensational story of the breakdowns of GeForce RTX 3090 video cards in the Amazon New World game came to a logical conclusion: EVGA found out the cause of the problem. This is a manufacturing defect – a “rare soldering defect”. This completely rehabilitates the game itself and the developers, because it was originally assumed that all problems are due to the default unlimited frame rate.

And while New World had problems with a wide variety of graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 3090 suffered the most. And most of all, EVGA. Reportedly, all of the victims “were early graphics cards released in 2020.” X-ray analysis showed that they have “poor workmanship” when soldering the MOSFET circuits. The company declined to disclose how many GeForce RTX 3090s with such a defect were sold, but described the small batch as “significantly less than one percent of the total.”

Interestingly, after the problem became known, EVGA released an updated firmware for the RTX 3090, which eliminated the inadequate behavior of the graphics card fans in the game – at that time it was believed that this was the problem. Then the company started simply replacing the failed 3D cards with new ones, and Amazon released a patch that limited the frame rate in the game.

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