Originally Posted by Samzon
Long story short, has anyone ever traded their current GPU in for the latest one? I was thinking about trading my current 980Ti in for the new 1080, is how difficult is the process, would it be worth doing?
I stepped up my 980Ti Hybrid(bought in April) last Friday to a 1080 Founder Edition(you can get ACX 3.0 or Reference 1080 as well), process is quite simple(make sure your current card is registered to your EVGA account and you uploaded your invoice from the original seller). I got mine approved within 3 hours and had already shipped my 980Ti to EVGA by the end of the day(you get assigned a RMA number and the shipment goes to the EVGA RMA department).
Total Shipping is about $30 ($20 ish for you to ship to card to EVGA depend on your shipper and where you live, $11.55 for EVGA to ship the 1080 to you). If your 980Ti purchase price was more than the price of 1080 you are getting you don't pay anything else(no tax etc).
For me I think it is worth while, you are trading about 1-2 weeks(shipping to and from, this isn't a cross ship and they have to receive your card before sending the new one) and $30ish in shipping for +25% performance or more.Edited by sherlock - 5/30/16 at 12:45pm