MSI has filed 29 new graphics card variants listed in the Eurasian Economic Commission’s website. All of these are likely to be multiple variations of the RTX 30 series graphics card. The Ampere will carry the RTX mantle from its 20 series predecessors. Nvidia is expected to make an official announcement on the September 1st
MSI’s numbering standards
It is not certain which GPU variants will be available via launch. What’s rumoured is that Nvidia will have three RTX series graphics cards available at the time of announcement. It would be the RTX 3090 expected to use the V388, RTX 3080 using the V389 and the RTX 3070 paired with the V390 if speculation carries any merits. That’s still a lot of variants for each RTX GPUs. For the RTX 20 series, Nvidia sold its founders edition directly. It is not sure how it will be handled during these times. Naturally, the COVID-19 pandemic brings certain challenges for sales, distribution and pricing. We’ll just have to see how it affects pricing, availability and distributions in respective countries. India is no exception.
MSI usually does not name its products in the ECC listing. A similar practice was done by MSI for the RTX 20 series graphics cards. Though it is unlikely it will release all of its listed 29 RTX 30 series cards at the same time. But it does confirm the readiness from MSI’s end to have these variants available.
Story with the RTX 30 series so far…
The one that would draw many people’s attention is the RTX 3090. Mostly being the first graphics card to use the all-new 12-pin PCIe connector. While this connector does provide a compact design with much higher power draw capability, this will only to be used in Nvidia’s Founder Edition graphics card. It was told that other manufacturers will just use 2 or 3 8-pin PCIe power connector widely used by mid to high end, high wattage power supplies.
Naturally, Nvidia will have its founder edition versions, while respective AIC manufacturers will have the base and the non-reference edition with variable clock speed and cooling system belonging to respective models. Gigabyte/ Aorus, Asus/ ROG/Strix, Zotac, EVGA, MSI and many other AICs are no different. We’ll not have to wait for a long time since September 1st is just around the corner.