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Should I cancel my step up from 680-780i?

post #1 of 10
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I signed up for the EVGA step up back in December for my 680i to 780i. It has been ready for about 3 weeks now but I have had to wait to send it in because I needed my computer. I am now ready to send it in, but I am hesitant because I have been reading some stuff about the 790i.

Is the 780i not worth the $100 that it is going to cost me? With the "not technically" PCI 2.0 and other things with the 780i I think I may be getting screwed.

So should I go ahead and send in my 680i next week or should I cancel it?

Also, has anyone else not been able to get to the board in the last 12 hours? I have been unable to load the site at all for about 12 hours.
post #2 of 10
its not worth it if ur not going to use 3way sli and little things
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its not worth it if ur not going to use 3way sli and little things
I may wish to tri SLI some 9800GTX's in the future, maybe starting this summer. Right now though I am only running one card, I may do two soon.
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No other comments? I feel as though I am paying a premium for a technology that was promised with the 780i, but is not refined. It seems as though the 780i is a "quick to market" solution to the problem that the 790i fixes.
post #5 of 10
I would say wait for 790i if it is going to come out before your step up time expires, and if it doesn't get a 780i. 680i - 780i for a hundred bux ain't bad.
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post #6 of 10
I can honestly say that the 780i does offer some improvements over the 680i. The circuitry has been fixed making the memory controller more robust as well as the CPU voltage. The GTL REF voltage has been enhanced to allow for better CPU stability at high OCs. So I would say yes, it is worth it.

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I would say wait for 790i if it is going to come out before your step up time expires, and if it doesn't get a 780i. 680i - 780i for a hundred bux ain't bad.
The step up is only for a 680i to a 780i. It was eVGA's way of saying sorry for not delivering on the 45nm quad core support promised with the 680i.
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The step up is only for a 680i to a 780i. It was eVGA's way of saying sorry for not delivering on the 45nm quad core support promised with the 680i.
Oh woops, my mistake. Well I'd say go for it then, the 780i is supposed to be much better for OC'ing the quad cores.
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post #8 of 10
i would get the 780i im getting it cause of the more sturdy memory controller and the voltage problem has been fix for a much higher overclock.
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post #9 of 10
Get it. It's a good board.
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post #10 of 10
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Ok, thanks guys! I will take Athena apart on Sunday and send her mobo out on Monday.
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