Originally Posted by aeassa
Protip: Buy an EVGA GTX 5xx then step up
I believe the step-up waiting list for GTX 580 amassed 500-1000 people. There's also very
limited supply in the beginning for these new enthusiast GPUs, and Nvidia has been having issues with 28nm yields.
Mind you, I'm not saying you wouldn't get upgraded, I'm just saying it could take awhile:
Edited by SkillzKillz - 3/16/12 at 10:28pm
Originally Posted by EVGA
Why do I have to wait in queue?
We have a queue for our Step-Up process so you can keep your current EVGA product until we have your new product ready and waiting for you in our warehouse. Sometimes, very high demand will necessitate a longer than usual queue, but once you have made your request and you are in queue the 90 day limit no longer applies - you are considered in the Step-Up process.
If you are still within the 90 days from your original purchase, you can cancel your Step-Up and start a new process yourself. If you are out of the 90 days from your original purchase and you leave the queue, you will not be allowed to start a new Step-Up.