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I'm on mobile, so I'm not going to to quote that whole thing. However, the biggest problem is assuming that AMD is ahead of the game because they use 4GB vs NV using 3GB. It's that they use different memory buses. Meaning that NVIDIA is limited to 3GB or 6GB (etc). They simply can't implement 2GB or 4GB (etc) without changing the architecture completely. It's not uncommon for NV to do this.

NVDIA offered cards later on with 4GB (for 600 series) or 3GB (for 500 series). So it can be done easily. They just charge a price premium for it. Usually $100 more. thumb.gif

Later on you saw 4GB 670/680's and 3GB 580's. So it can be done ahead of time.
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NVDIA offered cards later on with 4GB (for 600 series) or 3GB (for 500 series). So it can be done easily. They just charge a price premium for it. Usually $100 more. thumb.gif

What I'm saying is they would have to completely redesign the cards in the 7 series for it to be done. Again, not something that means AMD is 'ahead of the game'.
 
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What I'm saying is they would have to completely redesign the cards in the 7 series for it to be done. Again, not something that means AMD is 'ahead of the game'.

What would they have to redesign? When they released the 780 all it was, was a gimped Titan with less VRAM. They could have easily nerfed it while maintaining 6GB of VRAM if they wanted to.
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I'm speaking as if it were to have 4GB.

However, this falls into NV not allowing anyone to use 6GB on the 780/780TI until now. The primary topic of the thread. That's not really NV being behind the curve, yet protecting/covering the Titan for themselves. Everyone might have their own opinion of that tactic, but still not behind the curve.

Also, Jacob, already said the price was going to be $550 for the reference 6GB, which is what the 3GB models/variants run for.
 
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I'm speaking as if it were to have 4GB.

However, this falls into NV not allowing anyone to use 6GB on the 780/780TI until now. The primary topic of the thread. That's not really NV being behind the curve, yet protecting/covering the Titan for themselves. Everyone might have their own opinion of that tactic, but still not behind the curve.

Also, Jacob, already said the price was going to be $550 for the reference 6GB, which is what the 3GB models/variants run for.

I'm speaking as if they put a reasonable amount of VRAM on the card from the get go instead of later making us pay an extra premium to have a more future proof card. AMD does it, why can't nVidia do it. We have to pay extra for something that can be done from the factory. They have been doing this before the Titan, releasing cards with more VRAM for more money.

I'm not denying that $550 is a bad deal or not, but for a non-reference 6GB variant of a 780 it's probably going to be like $580-ish or something along those lines. Which basically sticks to the $100 more for extra VRAM. When non-reference 780's can be had for $500.

Besides where's the other manufacturers releasing their 6GB variants? Why is only EVGA exclusively allowed to release such a card?
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I'm speaking as if they put a reasonable amount of VRAM on the card from the get go instead of later making us pay an extra premium to have a more future proof card. AMD does it, why can't nVidia do it. We have to pay extra for something that can be done from the factory. They have been doing this before the Titan, releasing cards with more VRAM for more money.

I'm not denying that $550 is a bad deal or not, but for a non-reference 6GB variant of a 780 it's probably going to be like $580-ish or something along those lines. Which basically sticks to the $100 more for extra VRAM. When non-reference 780's can be had for $500.

Besides where's the other manufacturers releasing their 6GB variants? Why is only EVGA exclusively allowed to release such a card?

I'm not sure why you can't wrap your head around they didn't allow people to slap on 6GB until now. Simple as that. NV designed the card with 3GB because the Titan had 6GB. That's all there is to it. It's not that they didn't add enough in the first place; as people have constantly said throughout the thread, 3GB has been more than plenty.

Also, the step up for me won't even be $50 should the prices remain what was announced.

Also, if you want to attack NV for this, where is the proper mention of that 8GB Sapphire R9 290X?
 
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So if i buy this 780 Classy as i had planned this week, i can trade it in, pay the difference between EVGA's site and what i payed. Then get a 6Gb 780? That's very interesting.
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So if i buy this 780 Classy as i had planned this week, i can trade it in, pay the difference between EVGA's site and what i payed. Then get a 6Gb 780? That's very interesting.

If you haven't bought yet, it's better to just buy the 6GB version to retain the step up.
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yeah if you havent bought a card yet, go for the 6gb version for sure.
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So if i buy this 780 Classy as i had planned this week, i can trade it in, pay the difference between EVGA's site and what i payed. Then get a 6Gb 780? That's very interesting.

NEGATIVE, you can NOT pay the difference and move up. You will lose the difference and trade the Classified for a reference model. Classifieds are not included in the step-up program, unless they changed that for this go around, which is sounds like they aren't going to do.
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