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^^ 2nd person whos said that are they releasing such a card? I will be freaking pissed if i sell my ref 680 to buy a lightning and then another one comes out! maybe the price drop is a normal newegg special?? or does anyone one here have something anything to back up their being a new card released called the extreme version of the lightning?!!?!
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If the 4g extreme comes out mine will be on ebay in 2 seconds!!!
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^^ 2nd person whos said that are they releasing such a card? I will be freaking pissed if i sell my ref 680 to buy a lightning and then another one comes out! maybe the price drop is a normal newegg special?? or does anyone one here have something anything to back up their being a new card released called the extreme version of the lightning?!!?!

to clarify I am not saying they are releasing one, in fact I have NO idea whether they are LOL

It would just be the PERFECT card this gen!!! thumb.gif

and the price is lower on newegg but does not seem to have dropped at other etailers at this poing , so we shall see


yes i also welcome ANY info on this biggrin.gif
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If the 4g extreme comes out mine will be on ebay in 2 seconds!!!

I think the only thing people have to go off of is that there was a 580 Lightning Xtreme. So you never know, they might or they might not.
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I think the only thing people have to go off of is that there was a 580 Lightning Xtreme. So you never know, they might or they might not.

that and msi has yet to release a 4gb kepler while several other manufacturers have ... and we know if MSI does it , they do it right! thumb.gif
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ugh so i guess i should hold off on sellini my ref card incase they do release that? will be mad if they dont and neweggs price goes back up!!
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ugh so i guess i should hold off on sellini my ref card incase they do release that? will be mad if they dont and neweggs price goes back up!!

well there is no real evidence to show that they will release one at all to say the least of releasing one soon ... this could be a simple Lightning sale at NE or a start to a lower price point ... could have something to do with the feedback NE has been getting on the phone from some Lightning purchasers unhappy with no voltage control (as of a few days ago , though things seem to be changing for the better in that regard now).

Point being hold off if you REALLY want to wait and see but not because a few of us mentioned wanting a lightning 4gb or because 1 single person asked whether this price drop has anything to do with a lightning extreme release ...

my 2 cents

On my part I would love these lightnings in 4gb flavor enough to wait and see ... and if I miss out on saving $30 a card plus free shipping (even for 4 of em) that is ok with me smile.gif but it could be a long wait and I might not feel like waiting more than a week or 2 more in any case ...

Good luck with your choice and if you find out any info please share it here tongue.gif
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well i have a take it or leave it kind of offer on my plate he wants to have a card by monday whether its mine or he buys a 7970 locally and now he only wants to pay 430$ instead of the initial 450$

so out of pocket I will be putting down 140$ for this card whch I dont mind doing but once again if they do release a 4gb or Extreme version i would be quite pissed.. anyway I think i will just order this and then call newegg once 2.2.3 is released or in am onth or so and request that 50$ credit that i forgot some peope said they recieve already!!

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well i have a take it or leave it kind of offer on my plate he wants to have a card by monday whether its mine or he buys a 7970 locally and now he only wants to pay 430$ instead of the initial 450$
so out of pocket I will be putting down 140$ for this card whch I dont mind doing but once again if they do release a 4gb or Extreme version i would be quite pissed.. anyway I think i will just order this and then call newegg once 2.2.3 is released or in am onth or so and request that 50$ credit that i forgot some peope said they recieve already!!
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Wait, on a 1080p screen how does 4gb help you...
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Wait, on a 1080p screen how does 4gb help you...

Certain nitch situations, like going overboard on skyrim mods or using your card for some armature CAD work while still being able to game on the same rig.

Other than that, he could be thinking like me. I'm on 1080 now, but only because upgrading my monitor would kill my current GPU, and there aren't any nice 1600p IPS monitors out there yet for any kind of reasonable cost. After upgrading the GPU, and giving it about a year for LG and samsung to release all those new panels they're talking about, I'll no longer be on 1080 and that extra 2gb will matter a lot.

I know some of you like to upgrade to the latest and greatest every time something is released. Personally, I couldn't care less for the prospect of spending as much as 1000 bucks every few months just for a minor, possible not even noticeable upgrade. Never mind having to redo my loop and going without a working rig for a few days or weeks. I upgrade when the performance increase justifies the cost. That means I'll likely be sticking with whatever card I get this gen, for another 2-4 years if GPUs keep up their current pace.
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