NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 And AMD Big Navi RDNA2 GPUs Multiple Variants Revealed Via EEC Filing?

With just a week left for the official unveiling of next-gen Ampere-based NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series of Graphics Cards, an entire range of GPUs have appeared online. Several entries in an EEC Filing confirm the multiple iterations of NVIDIAs upcoming graphics cards based on the next-gen Ampere architecture.

An entry within the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) registry confirms the number of Ampere-based NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series of Graphics Cards that could be launching on September 1, 2020. The EEC Registry is one of the final confirming authorities which affirms the suitability of the product for commercial availability in consumer markets.

MSI GeForce RTX 30 Series Leak Via EEC Registry Confirming 29 Iterations Of Graphics Cards Including AMD Big Navi RDNA2 GPUs As Well?

A new entry within the EEC Registry has allegedly revealed multiple iterations of Graphics Card from NVIDIA, and possibly from AMD as well. EEC submissions have been proven to be very accurate in the past. Whenever, a manufacturer files for EEC Certification, it means the product has cleared all internal manufacturing, prototyping, and testing. It also means the manufacturer won’t be making any more modifications to the product as it is the final production or consumer-ready iteration. It is, however, important to note that while all GPUs that launch have to get an EEC certification, not all GPUs that get an EEC certification are available for purchase.

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A total of 29 different SKUs have been submitted to EEC. That includes fourteen V388 models, eleven V389, and four V390 SKUs. Although not officially corroborated, these codenames have been decoded, and allegedly belong to the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070 graphics cards. Incidentally, the EEC Filing has been filed by Micro-Star International, or as it is popularly known as, MSI. Hence, some experts claim that some of the SKUs could be AMD’s upcoming Big Navi, RDNA 2, Navi 2x graphics cards as well.

If the EEC filing contains only NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series, then the SKUs could be divided into the following sub-groups. These include 4x V390 variants (high-end RTX 3090), 11x v389 variants (RTX 3080) and 14x v388 variants (RTX 3070). The claims appear accurate because, in the recent past, the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 SUPER, and RTX 2070 SUPER had a V377, V372, and V373 code respectively.

However, some experts claim some of these SKUs could also include AMD’s Big Navi or RDNA 2 Graphics Cards as previous RX branded graphics cards have been spotted with similar nomenclature in EEC filings. The Radeon RX 5600XT, for example, had a code of V381.

What Does This First Leak About Third-Party Graphics Card Manufacturer Reveal?

This is the first EEC leak about NVIDIA and possibly AMD’s upcoming Graphics Cards directly from a third-party manufacturer. This could indicate that the SKUs are in development at third-party manufacturers as well. However, previous reports have claimed that NVIDIA’s own lineup of the next-gen Ampere-based Graphics Cards will arrive first, followed by products from third-parties a month later. The leak does not mean that 29 SKUs will be available immediately at the launch of the NVIDIA Ampere series. Moreover, it also does not mean MSI is readying 29 variants of Graphics Cards.

If that’s not confusing enough, NVIDIA has previously skipped or altered nomenclature tiers just to discredit rumors and leaks. Hence it is quite possible the company might pull off a similar trick. Nonetheless, the board numbers that have appeared recently are confirmed, and so are the core specifications with regards to memory, bandwidth, pin size, etc.

Alap Naik Desai
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