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Figuring out G80 8800GTS SNs for A3 cores


DanGilmore
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Intro:
As the 8800GTS G80 was the first card I took subzero it is something that I developed some sort of relationship to, all you XOC guys know what I'm talking about. 
And since it's been quite a while since I benched any G80 cards I was certain to get a few cards and run some benches. So I started looking for some information or just hints on how to spot the infamous A3 core in the wild. It turns out that there is hardly any information out there on how to spot A3 cores and it's mostly related to GPU-Z, something that most local or online sellers won't provide you with.

So I decided to get a bunch of cards and try to find a way of telling if that card has a A3 core or not, just from looking at the card. The good news are that there is a really easy way of spotting A3 cores but I haven't yet figured out how to tell which ICs the card is using. What I found is not 100% consistent but with the help of this community we'll surely find a way!

Without further ado this is what I found:

Findings:

General findings:
There are two stickers (on the backside) that probably contain all the information we need. The first one is located right above the PCIe connector and starts with "600-10356-..." the second one is located right under the SLI connector and starts with "900-10356-...".  

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Core related findings:
The label above the PCIe connector will end with "15X X" for A3 cores and "10X X" for A2 cores. 

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Memory related findings:
Even though the method for spotting A2/A3 cores worked flawless for all 15 cards I can't say the same about spotting the memory ICs. As this is still under exploration I won't go into detail as I don't want to spread false information! 
But at least we can identify the 320/640 mb variants of the 8800GTS by looking at either one of the labels. The second to last sequence of numbers will look like this "0000" for 320mb cards and like this "0001" or this "0008" for 640mb cards.

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Collected Data:

8800GTS 640mb

Core	IC	Ram	PCIe label		SLI label
A3	Samsung	640	600-10356-0001-151 F	900-10356-0001-152 G
A3	Samsung	640	600-10356-0001-151 F	900-10356-0001-153 G
A3	Hynix	640	600-10356-0001-151 F	900-10356-0001-152 G
A3	Hynix	640	600-10356-0001-152 B	900-10356-0001-152 J  

A2	Samsung	640	600-10356-0001-100 R	900-10356-0001-151 C
A2	Samsung	640	600-10356-0001-100 R	900-10356-0001-151 C
A2	Hynix	640	600-10356-0008-100 E	900-10356-0008-101 B
A2	Hynix	640	600-10356-0001-103 K	900-10356-0001-102 J

 

8800GTS 320mb

Core	IC	Ram	PCIe label		SLI label
A3	Samsung	320	600-10356-0000-152 C	900-10356-0000-150 H
A3	Samsung	320	600-10356-0000-151 G	900-10356-0000-150 F
A3	Samsung	320	600-10356-0000-151 G	900-10356-0000-150 F
A3	Samsung	320	600-10356-0000-151 G	900-10356-0000-150 F

A2	Samsung	320	600-10356-0000-107 A	900-10356-0000-150 K
A2	Hynix	320	600-10356-0000-100 F	900-10356-0000-150 E
A2	Hynix	320	600-10356-0000-100 F	900-10356-0000-100 E
A2	Hynix	320	600-10356-0000-101 G	900-10356-0000-100 F

I hope you found this useful.
If you want to contribute to the "database" feel free to do so (either post picture or just plain text)

DanGilmore

 

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