Originally Posted by drka0tic
So...with the step-up program, if I purchase the 680, what card will I be stepping-up to in 90 days. The rumored 4GB model?
As mentioned, the GK110 is not coming out anytime soon, if at all.
To take full advantage of the program I guess I should buy the 580 when the 680 is released, then upgrade to the 680 later on.
Only if the step up product is released within that 90 days. Example - you get a 560Ti then decide within 90 days of purchase you actually needed or wanted the 570 or 580 and that product is already out.
So if you buy the 680 2GB and the 680 4GB isn't out within 90 days you won't be eligible.
When I bought my 580 shortly after the 590 had come out within 90 days of my purchase. However EVGA did not allow me to upgrade from single
GPU to dual
GPU. I was quite bummed. So there are some limitations to the step up program.
Set aside the step up program, the main reason to buy EVGA is the warranty (now even better being transferable within 3 years of registration) and awesome customer service support with very hassle free RMA should you need it. EVGA offers cross shipping RMA process with a credit card to secure the transaction in case you don't send it.
I've got the original lifetime limited (10years basically) with my card I purchased in January 2011. Let's say my 580 takes a dump in four years and there are no longer any 580's in stock, being original owner, they will replace it with another GPU of similar or better performance.
Best warranty and support hands down. In my opinion one of the top three Nvidia vendors in quality followed by ASUS & MSI.
I'm going to be looking for an EVGA for the 680 cards when released. I have a feeling they will be the toughest to find now that their warranty is transferable and no longer a hindrance. Cards will retain value just like ASUS or MSI warrantied cards do and come with the extras that give consumer confidence.EVGA Warranty
EVGA stands firmly behind its entire product line. Products purchased on or after July 1st, 2011* will have a minimum of a 3 year warranty, registration is optional. The warranty will no longer be non-transferable, and new bonuses will be available for those that do register within 30 days of purchase!
Product warranty covers the product, not the user.
Registration is no longer required for RMAs.
Step-Up and Extended Warranty will be available for all original owners registered with the new global RMA system within 30 days of purchase.
If you move, you can send your product back to your local warranty center no matter what region you purchased it in.
A new Standard Cross-Shipping RMA service is free**.
* Recertified and 1 Year Warranty products are not included.
** A credit card will be required for this service to hold in place until EVGA gets the defective card back.