This is the news of the day, we may have spotted the PCB of the graphics card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti on the website of the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) with the reference PG136C. Let’s first recall that for the current GeForce RTX 3090 we have two different PCBs with the PG136 and the PG132. The PG136 is used only by Founders Edition models. This PCB is based on a V-shaped design with power supply via the 12-pin MicroFit connector. For its part, the PG132 is the reference PCB for the chameleon brand’s partners. The latter uses more conventional 8-pin power supply connectors.
PG136C: the name of the new PCB used by the RTX 3090 Ti Founders Edition?
The PCB PG136C is therefore a declination of the reference of NVIDIA on its Founders. And at a time when everyone is eagerly waiting for news from NVIDIA about the RTX 3090 Ti, this may well be a new clue. Recall that the PCB of the RTX 3090 Ti should still have significant changes compared to the PG136 of the 3090. Indeed, we pass on memory chips Micron 2GB GDDR6X running at 21GBPS. This means that we will no longer need 24 chips, but only 12. Thus, we could no longer have memory chips on the back of the PCB, thus also changing the cooling system. Similarly, we would pass on a 12+4 pin power connector which we recently talked about.
Finally, recall that at the latest news NVIDIA has asked its partners to stop the production of RTX 3090 Ti due to BIOS and hardware issues. This problem could concern the PCB dedicated to the partners and not the PG136C (if that is indeed the name of the Founders PCB of the RTX 3090 Ti).