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Nvidia could use the 20XX suffix for the next gen GeForce GTX GPUs after all

The latest ECC certificate for Manli's upcoming GPU suggests that the upcoming Nvidia GPUs will use the 20xx suffix. (Source: Youtube)
The latest ECC certificate for Manli's upcoming GPU suggests that the upcoming Nvidia GPUs will use the 20xx suffix. (Source: Youtube)
Initially rumored to be called GTX 20xxx, the next gen Nvidia GPU series seemed like it could actually use the 11xx suffix in the past few months. However, a new Russian ECC certificate for Manli's upcoming Nvidia GPUs informs that the series could use the 20xx denomination after all. Additionally, it mentions that the GPUs use the Ampere architecture.

Nvidia managed to keep the numbering of the next gen GeForce GTX GPUs away from leakers for an outstanding period of time. Speculation about the naming scheme began in early March, and the most obvious way to name the the upcoming series was too add the 20xx suffix. However, later on, sources claimed that Nvidia will most likely go with the 11xx suffix.

With all the information sent to its AIB partners in the last few weeks, Nvidia somehow preferred not to unveil the GPU names just yet. It seems like the Russian ECC certification authorities did not really care about this secret. A quick look through the latest certificates for Manli (an Nvidia AIB partner from China) reveals the naming scheme for the next gen GPUs start with the 20xx suffix after all.

Moreover, previous sources still could not confirm if the Nvidia microarchitecture for the upcoming GTX series is to be named Ampere or Turing. The latest Manli certificates clearly show the GA104 and GA104-400 codenames which are based on the Ampere microarchitecture.

Twitter user Komachi points out that the GTX 2070 and GTX 2080 names in the certificate could be misspelled GTX 1070 and 1080 names instead, because those latter ones are nowhere to be seen. Additionally, the names in a certificate can be changed however the manufacturing company sees fit, so these might still be placeholder names.

August is here already and, by the end of this month, all names and specs for the next gen Nvidia GPUs should officially be revealed, but the rumor mill never stops churning, so there will most likely be more leaks in the weeks to come.

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All the GPU names certified under the Manli brand (Source: ECC)
All the GPU names certified under the Manli brand (Source: ECC)

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-08- 3 (Update: 2018-08- 3)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.