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post #11 of 23
Well, if you settled on EVGA for their step up program...Then why get the Ultra? there is nothing to step up to. It only lasts 90 days. Also if they do release a new card in 90 days, and you want it...why get an OCed ultra? The step up program wont give you a new OC card, so basically you would just be paying more to have an overclocked card for 90 days.
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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
The Ultra is more than just an oc'ed GTX, the Ultra has the A3 core revision..Much better.
And a better cooler, I believe?
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post #13 of 23
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Well, if you settled on EVGA for their step up program...Then why get the Ultra? there is nothing to step up to. It only lasts 90 days. Also if they do release a new card in 90 days, and you want it...why get an OCed ultra? The step up program wont give you a new OC card, so basically you would just be paying more to have an overclocked card for 90 days.
It's not ONLY for the step up program. They do have a lifetime warranty as well. In addition, why wouldn't I be able to step up to a factory overclocked card? I pay the difference, so it shouldn't make a difference to them one way or another. The EVGA is not more expensive than other competitors, so if you have a reason why I should NOT be getting an EVGA, that's the information that would actually be useful.
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My plan is to abuse the hell out of the eVGA step up plan. I got a 8800GTS 320 now as that will do any thing and every thing right now. Within 90 days step up to a GTS 640 or 8800GTX...then to the ultra...and about 60 days after that I figure the next best thing will be out from nVidia (if not alot sooner) and I'll get that and be done for quite a while with GPUs. I don't even plan to get Vista while I have a 8800 under the hood.

and I guess this isn't abuse...this is kind of what eVGA wanted people to do I think. Any way, I've had multiple people tell me that is probally a smart move.
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My plan is to abuse the hell out of the eVGA step up plan. I got a 8800GTS 320 now as that will do any thing and every thing right now. Within 90 days step up to a GTS 640 or 8800GTX...then to the ultra...and about 60 days after that I figure the next best thing will be out from nVidia (if not alot sooner) and I'll get that and be done for quite a while with GPUs. I don't even plan to get Vista while I have a 8800 under the hood.

and I guess this isn't abuse...this is kind of what eVGA wanted people to do I think. Any way, I've had multiple people tell me that is probally a smart move.
You will only be allowed one step-up, you can't step-up a step-up card and you can only step-up to a reference card.
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post #16 of 23
I wouldn't not worth it
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Terms and Conditions

The EVGA Step-up™ Program is available to all EVGA graphics card customers who are within 90 days of their original purchase date (based upon their invoice date). Customers who received their EVGA graphics card as part of a complete computer system are not eligible - except for those listed on our approved system vendor list.


What products will EVGA make available to the Step-Up Program?
EVGA will only release EGS (EVGA Genuine Spec) versions of its products, NVIDIA reference spec and clock, to the step-up program.
Products that have been pre-configured with higher clock speeds will be released based on yield rates and in limited quantities and on a first come first ship bases.
Products known to have limited availability will not be made available to the Step-Up Program. (Limited availability determined by EVGA production.)


What if the card I selected is on back order?
You are welcome to sign up and be in the queue until that card become available.
Once you are notified you will have 14 days to send EVGA your invoice or your step-up will be expired. All notifications are done via email to the registered email that you have on file with EVGA.


Participants in the EVGA Step-up™ Program are welcome to use the program one (1) time per new card purchase. Once you have received your Step-up™ card, the Step-up™ card is not allowed to be used in this program.


Product eligibility is dependent upon the following restrictions:
Product must have been purchased through an authorized reseller, retailer, e-tailer, or distributor of EVGA products.
Products purchased through unauthorized channels, such as E-Bay or other auction sites do not qualify for the Step-up™ program.
Products acquired through a promotional contest or giveaway are also not qualifed to be used in the Step-up™ program.

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post #18 of 23
He said he can get an Ultra for the same price as GTX after MIR.

Let him!

Get the non-overclocked. It's the exact same as the overclocked but the OC'd one has the OC in the bios. The non-overclocked one can OC just as far, and further than the OC'd one..

Only a few times have I seen the non-OC be able to OC a bit further. Sometimes they pick out better stepping GPU's for the OC'd ones.
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post #19 of 23
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You will only be allowed one step-up, you can't step-up a step-up card and you can only step-up to a reference card.
woops..fot got to put in there that I would be just selling the GTS640/GTS and just buy the Ultra and then step it up.

I don't think the next generation of GPUs will be out in 6-9 months any way. I plan to hang onto that the GTX for a few months till I feel it will be safe that I can step up my ultra into some thing better.
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post #20 of 23
i went with the factory overclocked card because i figured it would have some more overclocking headroom...my 8800gts is running at 665/2100
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