At this point, just about everyone’s patience is wearing thin with rumors, theories, and speculation about NVIDIA’s upcoming Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 Series cards. It could be days until an official launch announcement from NVIDIA. In the meantime, just about every specification imaginable is popping up near daily. Well, the wait is almost over now, and here’s a little more fact than fiction to be aware of. PC Gamer has spotted something interesting from MSI.
MSI has registered no less than 29 different video cards with the Eurasian Economic Commission. It has not directly named them, but the naming convention definitely bears a resemblance to the previous RTX generation. Below is a screenshot from the EAE Union database portal.
Even though there is a plethora of SKUs to be seen here, that is not the relevant part of this story. You see, it is not uncommon for a manufacturer to register many different SKUs for potential variants that may be released down the road. There are three particular SKUs to take note of, as they could easily be RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 cards. They are the V390, V389, and V388, respectively. Even though those may seem backward, it would follow the pattern that MSI used with the RTX 20 Series launch. Back then, the SKUs started with V375 for the RTX 2060 and finished with V371 for the RTX 2080 Ti. One thing is certain; the wait is almost over.
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