We’ve seen several reports of users ending up with a walled GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card while running Amazon’s New World MMORPG. Igor Wallossek from Igor’s Lab believes that there is more of a design flaw with the EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card than the entire RTX 3090 portfolio.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Design bug could cause graphics card to be bricked in Amazon’s new world MMORPG
Wallossek admits that he did not have an easily accessible EVGA card to test with, but he not only had the resources of other GPUs, but has also reached out to other colleagues who are in the research and development groups of larger AICs (ie NVIDIA , AMD, etc.). With the information he received, plus his own input, he feels confident that the design of the EVGA devices is the actual culprit for the walling of the user’s graphics card.
As I was able to find out, it is not an area on the voltage converter that is affected by the fault, but the “Fan Control IC”, ie the chip for the actual fan control, which is said to be completely burned out in the worst case. We remember that EVGA also works with various extra temperature sensors on the board to better adjust cooling, based on my research at the time. This is also evident from submissions from victims who reported extreme fan-whining.
– Igor Wallossek, Igor’s Laboratory
Wallossek comes up with very valid points that cover the fact that NVIDIA has produced ways to fix TMON, also known as the temperatures on SPS, or Smart Powered Stages, from overheating, where other manufacturers have had to create solutions to keep the temperature lower – a problem NVIDIA solved long before GeForce RTX 3090. In fact shortly after RTX 1080 FTW.
He concludes that in-chip monitoring is a more efficient design that NVIDIA uses instead of in addition to the chip, which he says is unnecessary and leads to further problems, leading manufacturers to build more systems to combat simple solutions.
Read this message regarding recent concerns with the graphics card hardware. pic.twitter.com/L1gNeBBPQS
– New World (@playnewworld) July 21, 2021
EVGA has not yet commented on whether this new information is crucial or not, but Wallossek assures that their marketing department will come up with flashy ideas and terminology to ensure that they maintain their customer base. In the meantime, Amazon Games has issued a statement on the matter and will release an update to cover FPS in the game, more here.
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