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So, I hear 780ti 6gb will be available soon and 780 ti owners will be able to step to the 6gb model. I will most likely do this but this would be the first time I've used EVGA Step up and was wondering what exactly do I need to qualify for the program? Do I have to purchase extended warranty for my card?
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You need to have registered your card with EVGA and uploaded an invoice within 14 days of purchase. If you missed that window then yes you need to buy an extended warranty to qualify for step-up. You would need to be running SLI and be gaming on 4k to really make use of that VRAM though.
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You need to have registered your card with EVGA and uploaded an invoice within 14 days of purchase. If you missed that window then yes you need to buy an extended warranty to qualify for step-up. You would need to be running SLI and be gaming on 4k to really make use of that VRAM though.

Thanks for the help. Well I wont be going to 4k any time soon but I will be getting that Asus ROG monitor when it hits stores. I know I wont get anywhere near 6gb usage but I dont want to be so close to the 3gb limit in certain moments of some games and games that have yet to be released. I had this happen with a 680 2gb model and there was quite a bit of stuttering because of it. I don't ever want to experience that again. I just want to be on the safe side of things when I go to 1440p.
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Fair enough, but I think you are going to need a second card to push 144 fps on 1440p. biggrin.gif
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Fair enough, but I think you are going to need a second card to push 144 fps on 1440p. biggrin.gif

Yeah probably wont reach 144 maxed out for newer games though gsync should help a little for a single card I think smile.gif
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well, you're only likely to hit 144fps @1440p if you drop the visual quality right down in which case you're not going to need 6GB of VRAM so it's a bit of a misnomer. It's a slippery slope though as I've now got 3x GTX780Ti's for my single 1440p monitor to be able to guarantee 60fps at max settings... but I do like eye candy!

EVGA were quite lenient with me when I went to step up, one of my cards was over 90 days old and the other was over 30 days old and neither registered within 14 days. I just emailed them and asked if they would do the step up anyway and they did. However since them doing that I bought another EVGA 780Ti, a EVGA PSU and a EVGA 750ti so I guess they saw the benefit of getting me on their favourable side, they're certainly my new favourite manufacturer!
 
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