Originally Posted by Napoleon85
I know I'm a bit late to the party here, but there is a method to the madness behind EVGA part numbers that can be helpful when doing this. I haven't verified that this is applicable to every single product, but the pattern fits everything I have found that's recent within a period that anything older is not relevant.
Let's use this as an example:
02G - This indicates that the card comes with 2GB of VRAM
P4 - No idea
2762 - This is the interesting part. The first digit always seems to be either "2" or "3." When the first digit is "2" it seems to indicate that a reference PCB was used, "3" seems to indicate that a non-reference PCB was used. The second two digits indicate the card family, 76 = GTX760. The final digit is the product ID for that family, incremented each time they have a new model.
KR - No idea
This logic matches up nicely with obvious key indicators. Look at the Classified boards, and the boards with Dual BIOS. These are almost always non-reference boards (for all the obvious reasons) and carry the 3XXY nomenclature, whereas the stock and SC cards (sometimes FTW as well) carry the 2XXY nomenclature. I'm not 100% sure this is accurate, but from what I have found it's good enough for me to trust it. It was very helpful when buying my card since I wanted to be absolutely sure that I was getting a reference board for waterblock compatibility (planning ahead - always a good idea).
hmm never heard that before makes some sense but.. 02G-P4-2765-KR Is the code for my card, from what you've stated my card should be/is reference design but on a site linked earlier in the forum i think the first response, states clearly that my card is a non-reference design. What your saying does sound like it makes sense... heres the link: http://www.techpowerup.com/mobile/reviews/EVGA/GTX_760_SC_ACX_Cooler/1.html
It states in the paragraph below the picture of the graphics card itself " In addition to a non-reference design PCB"... from what ive researched it is non reference despite the "2" in the "2765" section of the part number.
I also forgot to mention EK emailed me back saying their GTX760 waterblock will not fit this card.. which leads me to believe further its a non-ref PCB.