Next gen NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro SKUs show up for EEC certification
The next generation of NVIDIA cards are inching closer to release and have now started showing up for certification in various regions. We are seeing NVIDIA entries that have come in for certification by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), which is the permanent regulatory body of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
The cards are indicated by a series of number making it somewhat convoluted to decipher what they mean but Videocardz has managed to do some of the deciphering giving us an idea of what's to come later this month. The cards are broadly classified into the '699' and '900' series wherein the 699 cards belong to the mainstream GeForce segment and the 900 cards belong to the prosumer Quadro/Tesla segment. There are also indications of the PCB board numbers such as PG150, PG160, and PG180. While it may seem plausible, the board numbers are not exactly representative of the GPU names. Therefore, PG180 might or might not refer to the GTX 1180/2080 card.
A few days ago, we reported on the leak of a PCB image that supposedly belongs to the upcoming GeForce GPUs. That PCB had certification logos imprinted on it and carried the PG180 number so in all probability this is the very same board that has landed for EEC certification now. The other digits in the numbering imply variants such as power circuits, display connectors, cooling mounting, and the PCB color.
It is still not confirmed whether the upcoming GeForce cards will have a 11xx or a 20xx nomenclature. NVIDIA is hosting a 'GeForce Gaming Celebration' event around the same time as Gamescom 2018 on August 20 so it's just a matter of a short wait before we get to know all the juicy details.