EVGA has confirmed for PC Gamer that it's replacing the RTX 3090 graphics cards that suffered untimely deaths while playing the closed beta of New World, Amazon's upcoming MMORPG. An EVGA spokesperson says: "Yes, all failed 3090’s are being replaced." The story also notes that a new video from JayzTwoCents reports EVGA is cross-shipping replacements for expediency, so they must have stumbled across a batch of unobtanium to make new ones. Finally, a follow-up post on the New World Test Forums confirms that the game has been patched to prevent this problem from recurring, despite prior assurances it was not happening in the first place:
We have implemented an update to reduce GPU load in menu screens by clamping FPS - this does not affect settings in game world available via the Settings/Video menu!