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I have an EVGA GTX 680 currently, can I use that to step up to a EVGA GTX 880?

#1ChromaticAngelPosted 8/5/2014 3:24:55 PM
I got the 680 on release day, basically.
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#2hunter1235Posted 8/5/2014 3:27:45 PM
http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

"knowing you can upgrade to the latest parts that come out within the first 90 days from your purchase"
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#3ChromaticAngel(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2014 3:31:13 PM
hunter1235 posted...
http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

"knowing you can upgrade to the latest parts that come out within the first 90 days from your purchase"


seems like a pointless program unless I want to get an 880 now and upgrade to an 880 Ti 90 days later.
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#4uped145Posted 8/5/2014 3:40:07 PM
ChromaticAngel posted...
hunter1235 posted...
http://www.evga.com/support/stepup/

"knowing you can upgrade to the latest parts that come out within the first 90 days from your purchase"


seems like a pointless program unless I want to get an 880 now and upgrade to an 880 Ti 90 days later.


You can't even technically do that since the 880ti would have to be released within 90 days of the 880 and the 780ti came out six months after the 780 so......

It's basically only for people who are hesitant about buying a card right before the launch of a new line like the 800 series. They can get their card now and "step up" if they aren't satisfied.
#5foodeater4Posted 8/5/2014 4:09:02 PM(edited)
I think its good for when you guy a 750, 60 or 70 and then you decide you need more powa and you can upgrade.

OR if you build a new computer around now with a 7 series card, this gives you a great chance to get a nice 8 series card when they come out at minimal cost without having to wait for 2 or 3 more months to buy a computer.
#6HaMMeRHeaD25Posted 8/5/2014 4:09:12 PM
You aren't supposed to step from generation to generation unless you bought an outdated card. They need to make money..
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#7ChromaticAngel(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2014 4:19:16 PM
HaMMeRHeaD25 posted...
You aren't supposed to step from generation to generation unless you bought an outdated card. They need to make money..


I mean, I just thought I could maybe get a $50 discount on my 880 purchase or something. I suppose I can still get that just by selling the 680 though, but it would have been nice if EVGA took care of that for me.
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#8revolverPosted 8/5/2014 5:35:12 PM
ChromaticAngel posted...
I mean, I just thought I could maybe get a $50 discount on my 880 purchase or something. I suppose I can still get that just by selling the 680 though, but it would have been nice if EVGA took care of that for me.

You have to send the card in for the step up program though, and could sell your 680 on your own for a lot more than $50.
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#9myztikricePosted 8/5/2014 5:38:02 PM
revolver posted...
ChromaticAngel posted...
I mean, I just thought I could maybe get a $50 discount on my 880 purchase or something. I suppose I can still get that just by selling the 680 though, but it would have been nice if EVGA took care of that for me.

You have to send the card in for the step up program though, and could sell your 680 on your own for a lot more than $50.


What? He'd have to buy the 8xx card
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