An EEC itemizing (opens in new tab) – a listing of merchandise proposed on the market within the Eurasian Financial Fee space – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia – has appeared detailing potential Gigabyte Nvidia GPUs, all of them 4090 (opens in new tab) fashions.
These listings seem from time (opens in new tab) to time (opens in new tab), and aren’t to be taken as a definitive record of what Gigabyte intends to promote in a area. These listings are extra Gigabyte masking its bases now so it doesn’t must fill in extra paperwork later, as itemizing your merchandise is a requirement within the EEA earlier than promoting them. Nonetheless, it provides us a imprecise thought of the form an upcoming wave of top-end playing cards from one producer may appear to be.
Most of the playing cards are utilizing the Aorus sub-brand that Gigabyte makes use of for its high-performance parts. Curiously the quantity 24 seems in each single one of many 11 mannequin numbers within the itemizing, so this could possibly be a powerful trace on the quantity of included VRAM. This is identical as many 3090 and 3090Ti (opens in new tab) Ampere playing cards, in addition to the Titan RTX (opens in new tab) from the Turing era. The incoming Lovelace card can nearly definitely be relied upon to make use of quicker GDDR reminiscence, or enhance the reminiscence bandwidth over the earlier era not directly, nevertheless.
In any other case, the mannequin names differ by sub-brand, with Gaming and Eagle additionally showing, however not Xtreme, Elite, Turbo or Grasp as we noticed within the 30-series playing cards. The letters prefixing the quantity 24 do maybe give a clue, nevertheless, as they’re W, WB, X, M, E, OC (Gigabyte’s 3080 OC mannequin ran simply 45 MHz quicker than the reference card), and WF3 (strongly pointing to a triple-fan Windforce mannequin). Learn into that what you’ll. The EEC submitting is legitimate till 2027, so it’s attainable a few of these playing cards, if they seem in any respect, might seem later within the launch cycle.
Gigabyte produced a chunky-looking RTX 3080 Eagle card with triple-fan Windforce cooling within the present era, and we hope to see this stage of design once more – there is no motive graphics playing cards must be easy black rectangles. We additionally noticed built-in screens and watercooling from Gigabyte this gen, and whereas there is no motive to suspect these playing cards aren’t coming, they’re not particularly talked about right here – nor are the letters ‘RTX’, however we shouldn’t take this as an indication Nvidia has given up on ray-tracing.
With Russia and Kazakhstan beneath its purview, the EEC covers an enormous space of land that’s not spectacularly densely populated. It could not, due to this fact, get the identical variety of playing cards as higher-volume markets such because the US. The itemizing provides no details about launch dates or pricing.