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Hopefully we will see these in July. EVGA's Classy looks to be coming out possibly in the next 2 weeks with 4GB of VRAM which seems to be the big difference, not that I am worried about the extra 2GB, but if there is an extreme version,. I may hold out for that. This Lightning looks like it might be the best 680 of them all if the Voltage Control works like it is touted. Who wants to use EVbot if you don't have to? Also, that's another 100 bucks on TOP of the Classy price. just silly.
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eVGA warranty is useless in asia >_>

I think things are different in asia. In asia, if you buy it, its yours, no RMA or returns (for all electronics)
post #53 of 900
Any "rough estimate" hint hint wink wink on 4GB version?

4GB + Voltage control + Likely to get waterblock = Card I've been waiting for. If I can get that without stooping to EVbot, you guys have my money and EVGA can suck their own crappy business practices. wink.gif
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I'll definitely be getting one of these, preferably 4GB for future use but I'll settle for 2GB.
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I'll definitely be getting one of these, preferably 4GB for future use but I'll settle for 2GB.

I'm with you BG. I think these are the cards we have all been waiting for. I just think the Classy is going to be overpriced.
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I'm with you BG. I think these are the cards we have all been waiting for. I just think the Classy is going to be overpriced.

Classy has stupid stacked power, stupid gimmicky ugly and cumbersome EVbot (which jacks up the price another $100!) and hideous water blocks.

It's more than just overpriced. It's really a shame EVGA has so many blindly devoted fans that they can get away with this stuff, and that all the other "good" companies (in the US anyway) have either stopped trying to compete (ASUS) or have gone out of business (BFG).Thank god for MSI picking up where BFG left off.
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Classy has stupid stacked power, stupid gimmicky ugly and cumbersome EVbot (which jacks up the price another $100!) and hideous water blocks.
It's more than just overpriced. It's really a shame EVGA has so many blindly devoted fans that they can get away with this stuff, and that all the other "good" companies (in the US anyway) have either stopped trying to compete (ASUS) or have gone out of business (BFG).Thank god for MSI picking up where BFG left off.

Sapphire is great to but they obviously just make AMD stuff. Heck even Powercolor and HIS are stepping it up on the AMD side right now as well.

With that said I agree with you. I was really looking forward to the classy and am a huge EVGA fan but there is just too many things wrong with it and the price makes it a no-go. If MSI doesn't unlock the voltage on this thing though it's goign to be the only option. I'll just wait for AMD/Nvidia's next if that is the case.
    
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I'd be interested in these 680 Lightnings but I can't wait for the cards and then the blocks to become available (if they even make blocks for these). Going reference 7970's so I can use my new Nickel-Plexi EK blocks (that are NOT crop circle inspired)....
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I'd be interested in these 680 Lightnings but I can't wait for the cards and then the blocks to become available (if they even make blocks for these). Going reference 7970's so I can use my new Nickel-Plexi EK blocks (that are NOT crop circle inspired)....

I have a 680 Vanilla with a HC block from EVGA on my other 3930k rig. The funny thing is, they release a block for a card that has NO need for it. Air cools these things just fine and since you can't add voltage it's pointless.

The cards we WILL need blocks for are those like the Lightning. I just think it's asinine. I purchased the 680 day one at 5am and had no idea we wouldn't be able to add more voltage. It's certainly my fault but I can't wait to ditch this one and get my hands on a REAL 680.
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Its funny how people bring price into the 680 vs 7970 argument, yet the 7970 OC's way better (IMHO) because it offers voltage control and doesn't put stop signs in your way with water cooling. So taking extreme overclocking into account, you get that with the 7970 at the original price point but you pay upwards of 700$ for the 680 with voltage control...ridiculous..

I'm using a 690 now, but I was happy with the 7970s when I had them. I really do think they OC'ed much better (my 690 gets 150ish offset and throttles because it hits 70C+ regularly....) Not to say that I'm not pleased with the 690 -- I really do love it. I just don't like the voltage lock.
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