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InstantLoser
04-21-2014, 09:34 PM
Well my good friends, EVGA has released 6GB ACX Cooler versions of their GTX780 cards. Yours truly qualifies to Step Up to these cards (I own 2 3GB reference 780's). The cost? Counting shipping, about $40 per card to upgrade.

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Iranu055/Other/aww-yeah.gif

Will be rigorously testing FPS improvements in modded 1440p Skyrim once new cards are acquired. Currently unsure of when the new cards will ship, there apparently is a queue system.

Anyone who purchased a GTX700 series card within the last 90 days should qualify for the program (if you're interested). Figured people would want to know. All you do is register your card, purchase a 5 year warranty (like $30, which transfers to your new card btw), and upload a copy of your invoice from the original sale (I just uploaded a screenshot of the Amazon invoice page). After that, just go into your products page, and select the step-up program. It'll walk you through a few easy steps and afterwards you'll get a confirmation email giving you instructions.

I'm excited. :D

FFX
04-21-2014, 10:21 PM
Do you get to keep your current cards or you got to send them back too?

MiscMathematician
04-21-2014, 10:27 PM
Do you get to keep your current cards or you got to send them back too?

he gets to keep them. they give him a BJ too

Mikelawton
04-21-2014, 10:29 PM
anyone who purchased a GTX700 series card within the last 90 days should qualify for the program

****, i purchased mine late December, im like 1 month too late maximum

KilaByte
04-21-2014, 10:39 PM
I'm SOL then.

Drewzer92
04-21-2014, 11:18 PM
Just got a 780 a month ago, we president now.

waytoodeep03
04-22-2014, 08:09 AM
Well my good friends, EVGA has released 6GB ACX Cooler versions of their GTX780 cards. Yours truly qualifies to Step Up to these cards (I own 2 3GB reference 780's). The cost? Counting shipping, about $40 per card to upgrade.

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Iranu055/Other/aww-yeah.gif

Will be rigorously testing FPS improvements in modded 1440p Skyrim once new cards are acquired. Currently unsure of when the new cards will ship, there apparently is a queue system.

Anyone who purchased a GTX700 series card within the last 90 days should qualify for the program (if you're interested). Figured people would want to know. All you do is register your card, purchase a 5 year warranty (like $30, which transfers to your new card btw), and upload a copy of your invoice from the original sale (I just uploaded a screenshot of the Amazon invoice page). After that, just go into your products page, and select the step-up program. It'll walk you through a few easy steps and afterwards you'll get a confirmation email giving you instructions.

I'm excited. :D

Yes please post your Skyrim impressions up along with mods. I am curious to see how this card can handle mods stacked on top of mods

Ronnie87
04-22-2014, 08:11 AM
You must really like Skyrim I guess

anonymous
04-22-2014, 09:32 AM
Link?

Finch000
04-22-2014, 09:33 AM
just picked up a 780ti last weekend

FawkinJuicy
04-22-2014, 10:20 AM
Link?

http://www.evga.com/articles/00830/

Dang, I just purchased my eVGA ACX GTX780 on Dec. 12th, looks like I was a little too early to the party. I might email them just to see if they would grant an exception for me.

anonymous
04-22-2014, 10:44 AM
http://www.evga.com/articles/00830/

Dang, I just purchased my eVGA ACX GTX780 on Dec. 12th, looks like I was a little too early to the party. I might email them just to see if they would grant an exception for me.

Intredasting, just purchased my 780 last week for my build. Is this a no-brainer to step up?

guitarwar241
04-22-2014, 10:50 AM
Intredasting, just purchased my 780 last week for my build. Is this a no-brainer to step up?

Seems like it. A measely $40 to double your VRAM and have an upgraded cooling system is a sweet deal.

tdnick
04-22-2014, 11:13 AM
Intredasting, just purchased my 780 last week for my build. Is this a no-brainer to step up?

I'd say so. It'll be future proof much longer and if you play games with a lot of mods/resource hogs and it'll help a lot especially if you're using a 1440p monitor. $40 seems like too sweet of a deal to pass up

everblue
04-22-2014, 11:15 AM
Intredasting, just purchased my 780 last week for my build. Is this a no-brainer to step up?

Definitely if you plan to SLI later on

Since VRAM doesn't stack in SLI and this card doesn't have the bandwidth or speed to utilize 6gb of VRAM this should absolutely shine in SLI

InstantLoser
04-22-2014, 11:46 AM
You must really like Skyrim I guess

I like it in that it represents a good challenge to get it running smoothly with 4k/8k textures and ENB. I've already played through the game a few times so as far as that goes, I'm kind of done with the gameplay portion of it. Having a pair of 6GB cards will help me keep playing newer games @1440p smoothly though for a while to come.

eXistenceLies
04-22-2014, 11:47 AM
Hell yea. Bought my card on 1/30. Doing this when I get home. Thanks OP!

Well hell it is saying you have to pay the difference of what the card costs from the two. Plus they will NOT send you a new one until you send in yours first.

Yep for us GTX 780 3G owners it will be $30 for a 5 year warranty PLUS $40 to upgrade to double the ram. So $70 for the upgrade plus shipping.

everblue
04-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Hell yea. Bought my card on 1/30. Doing this when I get home. Thanks OP!

Well hell it is saying you have to pay the difference of what the card costs from the two. Plus they will NOT send you a new one until you send in yours first.

Evga ships pretty fast. Call their customer support line I'm sure they would cross ship if you allow them to put a temp charge on a credit card

Also where the hell are all the benchmarks for the 6gb 780? Can't find any at all

Budjola
04-22-2014, 12:02 PM
meanwhile i still play on 8800gt from 2005-2006

InstantLoser
04-22-2014, 12:04 PM
Hell yea. Bought my card on 1/30. Doing this when I get home. Thanks OP!

Well hell it is saying you have to pay the difference of what the card costs from the two. Plus they will NOT send you a new one until you send in yours first.

Yeah I thought I covered this. For me, the difference in cost (plus shipping) = ~$40 per card. If you were upgrading from a GTX760 for instance that retails around $250, you'd pay like $300 to upgrade. Sorry if I wasn't clear in how it works. It lets you "step up" to a better card by paying the difference in value.

eXistenceLies
04-22-2014, 12:06 PM
Evga ships pretty fast. Call their customer support line I'm sure they would cross ship if you allow them to put a temp charge on a credit card

Also where the hell are all the benchmarks for the 6gb 780? Can't find any at all

I may call them back up and see if they would do that. Really don't want to wait a few days with my computer unusable.


Yeah I thought I covered this. For me, the difference in cost (plus shipping) = ~$40 per card. If you were upgrading from a GTX760 for instance that retails around $250, you'd pay like $300 to upgrade. Sorry if I wasn't clear in how it works. It lets you "step up" to a better card by paying the difference in value.


I just talked with them.

1quick1
04-22-2014, 12:42 PM
I got an EVGA 780ti on Feb 6th so if it came out early May I'd be eligible but I honestly don't think I'm going to bother.

InstantLoser
04-22-2014, 06:11 PM
Pretty speedy, already recieved my shipping labels. Will be sending out my cards in the morning. Hoping to have my new ones by some time maybe mid-next week.