ssatenethI've been trying to decode the serial number found on EVGA branded video cards. Some things I figured out on my own, some things EVGA reps told me, others remain a mystery for me. Let's take a few SN's (Don't worry, they're already "out there" on the internet, and cards I personally have, or had in the past). Lets take a few EVGA 1070 8GB SC cards... See any patterns? Digits 1-2 is the year of (re)manufacturing.Digit 3 seems to remain constant and is always a 1, would like some clarification.Digit 4-5, I'm not sure. Would like some clarification. Maybe the plant it was originally manufactured in?Digit 6, also seems to remain constant and is always a 3, also would like clarification.Digits 7-10 is the model number of the product. For these, it's 08G-P4-6173-K? (-KR is generic retail, -KB is Best Buy)Digit 11 I'm not entirely clear on either. 0 and 8 seem to be retail parts. 9 is a refurbished model that came from an RMA. Though rarely a retail boxed unit is sent out for RMA instead and has a 0 or 8 too. Digits 12-16 are the unique identifier for that card. If anyone else has some more info, I'm all ears! If some of my assumed info is wrong, please, do correct me.
SajinSerial number breakdown:First two digits: Year ManufacturedThird digit: Product type (1 being graphics card).Fourth and Fifth: What factory the product was built at.Sixth: Warranty Length.Seventh to Tenth: Part Number.Eleventh: Region Sold.Twelfth to Sixteenth: SNS or Serial Number Sequence.
EVGATech_JamesLAlso If you add all of the numbers together, multiply it by the number of years for warranty, then add the year of release, minus the weight of the product you get the number 3..... HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED!!!!!!