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I'm going to bed. When I wake up this entire forum will all be nothing be a bad dream. My 7900 GTO will be able to be tradeable for the G8800.

I'm dreaming now so I'm not going to get mad.
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Anyone with a card that can't actually be stepped up(like the 7950 GX2; what's higher?) can take them to court and win.

Anyone that has proof stating cross-generation step-ups would be available(saved forum pages, etc.) could also easily force them to step you up.
     
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post #53 of 62
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
Anyone with a card that can't actually be stepped up(like the 7950 GX2; what's higher?) can take them to court and win.

Anyone that has proof stating cross-generation step-ups would be available(saved forum pages, etc.) could also easily force them to step you up.
Lol you make me feel like buying a 7950GX2 right away and then sue them right away, therefore I get 8800GTX SLI for free as compensation.

Oh well I better quit dreaming.

And someone above mentioned that he upgraded from 6800GS to 7900GT, now there's proof.
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post #54 of 62
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Originally Posted by NuclearCrap View Post
Lol you make me feel like buying a 7950GX2 right away and then sue them right away, therefore I get 8800GTX SLI for free as compensation.

Oh well I better quit dreaming.

And someone above mentioned that he upgraded from 6800GS to 7900GT, now there's proof.
Honestly man if they were going to do this they could have let everyone know more than 90 days before the release date. They played us badly by letting us know less than a week before the G8800 was released. They did us wrong. They knew excatly what we were thinking by buying their cards around this date. And they sat back and enjoyed the profit knowing full well they were tricking us.
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post #55 of 62
I have used both nVidia and ATI - I like 'em both. EVGA did have some issues with the initial 7900GT, a faulty temp diode that underclocked cards - they fixed it and posted SKU's on their website so that consumers would be in the know.

As a consumer I feel that to "step up" is just that, unfortunately any coporate entity will have fine print that allows them to change it at will. 6xxx to 7xxx to 8whatever s/b be allowed. It sux that they seemingly won't do it, maybe they will change their minds....

I do like the fact that that I can switch HSF's, OC and still have a warranty. I'm not sure how many companies are willing to do that...

In the final analysis, most of us live in capitalistic economies. Corporations are out to sell and make money, and we gotta stick up for eachother to make sure the corporations don't ream us one. We are all intelligent and have access to a wide range of sleuthing tools to aid us - let's us 'em.

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Well in spite of recent news even for the UK market only getting a certain amount of cards, it's no surprise they aren't allowing Step-ups...for now.

I think what you're going to see is that they aren't allowing Step-Ups for these cards at launch but will allow them once there are more around, but that does defeat the purpose of just buying a new cards and then a better one coming out. It's Supply and Demand, there's not going to be a lot of supply and eVGA has a bunch of other cards they need to sell other than the G80.

As I state again, I don't see why those with newer cards, just sell them and purchase a G80 (if you can even get one), that's what I did when the G71's came out after I got my G70 (and I was still within my step-up period) I just didn't feel like waiting a month and paid about $30 more
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thats total ****
    
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It makes total sense from a corporate viewpoint, seeing as how you buying a high-end card now and waiting to Step-up to a 8xxx card can basically be seen as an attempt to elevate yourself above the other people who have actually been waiting to buy a 8xxx from the start. If it were me, I would just say that Stepping-up is prohibited until actual sales and Stepping-up will not conflict with each other, but I guess eVGA had other plans.
post #59 of 62
I don't mind what Evga is doing. What I don't like is how they went about doing it. They could have announced this more than 90 days prior to the release of G80. That way noone will go out and buy a card say, 2 weeks before the release and then expect to use the step up program. You might say that buying a card for that reason isn't right. But if they offer that why not take advantage of it.

I brought the 7900GTO because I simply could not beat the price for that card and I realize that was a limited sell. I am quite happy with it but I would like to exchange it for the 680 a few months down the line. Now maybe I'll have to go for the ebay route. The thought of how many cards are going to be on ebay around that time is just scary... But if I can get 200 for it I suppose I won't complain.

Honestly, I just wish they would have stated this in advance.
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post #60 of 62
Good news guy the 8800 series cards are available for stepup. i just submitted my ticket for a stepup to a 8800GTS
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