The preparations for the release of GeForce RTX 3090/3080 video cards are gaining momentum. Nvidia’s new 3D accelerators have already been certified by the South Korean RRA (National Radio Research Agency) department. Recently, an entry was added to its online database about a graphics card with the “PG133A” model number.
The same marking, according to the previous leaks, is worn by the printed circuit board for the older GeForce RTX 3000 video cards based on the GA102 core performed by the Founders Edition. In other words, the reference of GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 went through the Korean agency.
Traditionally, video cards appear in the RRA database one to two months before the official release. From this, we can conclude that the top-end GeForce RTX 3000 series will be on the shelves in September, a few weeks after the official announcement.
According to reports, the “PG133A” model number hides a V-notch board previously seen in the GeForce RTX 3080 prototype. At the same time, Nvidia’s AIB partners will use a PCB with PG132 model number for their cards, modified to one degree or another.
The PG133A board would be exclusive to NVIDIA’s Founders Edition, and is probably the same board we saw in the RTX 3080/RTX 3090 leak.
As we mentioned before, this certification is one of the last steps before the product goes on the market, and it seems to coincide perfectly with the #UltimateCountdown launch announcement campaign by NVIDIA that will take place this September 1.