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[EVGA] 780i StepUp to 790i Ultra

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http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=...1&key=&#290914

It's now avaliable... HURRY before the queue gets longer!

The Step Up applies to customers who purchased the 780i motherboard through a retailer. This does not apply to 780i owners who recieved their boards from a 680i StepUp.
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Links not working duck.

Besides mt understanding of the board is that its DDR3 only

Here is a comparison with the asus boards 780i and 790i chipset. Interesting results with SLI but about the same otherwise


http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=728

I still can't justify the cost of decent DDR3 to myself.
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Links not working duck.

Besides mt understanding of the board is that its DDR3 only

Here is a comparison with the asus boards 780i and 790i chipset. Interesting results with SLI but about the same otherwise


http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=728

I still can't justify the cost of decent DDR3 to myself.
Correct, the 790i is DDR3. EVGA is providing the option to end-users to upgrade to the latest/greatest if they wish.

EVGA's website is down/slow due to volume of requests.
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Thanks I went over and found the link manually. Unless someone is going to donate $400 - $500 worth of good DDR3 ram, I'm going to have to pass
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Thanks for telling us about this, Duckie. I'd upgrade, but I'm just not willing to spend the extra $$$ to buy DDR3 at this time. The price-to-performance ratio compared to good DDR2 just isn't where I'd like it to be at.

(PS: I have an EVGA 780i sitting here ready to be installed, just been to lazy to do it, lol.)
    
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post #6 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robilar View Post
Links not working duck.

Besides mt understanding of the board is that its DDR3 only

Here is a comparison with the asus boards 780i and 790i chipset. Interesting results with SLI but about the same otherwise


http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=728

I still can't justify the cost of decent DDR3 to myself.
Robilar, no offence, but just as i predicted it is not just a DDR3. Take a look at http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...oc.aspx?i=3265 since they have quite a few nice tables covering power management features and all. Tho, DDR3 is a waste of money right now, so it's wise to keep 680i/780i until next Intel socket arrives.
post #7 of 18
I understand that Nowyn but the board that EVGA is providing (as per this link) is a DDR3 board.

http://www.evga.com/articles/389.asp

They may release a DDR2 version at a later date but currently DDR3 is it.
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post #8 of 18
790i ultra is the biz.
post #9 of 18
... So How does step up work? I just bought a 780I less than a week ago and 2 8800gts512s...
post #10 of 18
Go to the EVGA site, there is a link there. Then find a buyer for your current ram and prepare to shell out some serious money for decent DDR3....
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