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I saw that the 7900GT's are out, and they look quite nice. I just got a replacement eVGA 7800GT for a defective eVGA 7800GT and now I think I will RMA it again and get the 7900GT which is less than what I paid for the 7800GT. Right now my 7800GT is 470/1100 stock and the 7900GT I want is 500/1500 stock. Do you think this will be a big improvement? I know the extra 4 pipelines will help.

Why is the 7800GT's the same price or more expensive than the 7900GT's when they have slower clocks and less pipelines?

Would you exchange cards if you had the chance?

Thanks!
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I did, I have an XFX coming and selling my 7800GT. I wouldn't advise doing the eVGA Step Up or anything, but you wont be able to RMA it for a 7900GT since they probably have some stock left. Plus those that do the Step-Up have to wait a few weeks because of the demand.

It will make a difference depending on the resolution and how much AA and AF you want. I was looking for a 7800GTX but thankfully I waited since the 7900GT's are cheaper and a better card

You're better off selling hte GT and using that money to buy a 7900GT, you might have to pay a little bit but I think it's a good choice if you aren't paying that much.

All the good 7900GT's are out of stock execpt the 550MHz eVGA for $370...ZipZoomFly sill has XFX 520MHz 7900GT's available for $310 shipped

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...By=B&Brand=XFX
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I did, I have an XFX coming and selling my 7800GT. I wouldn't advise stepping up or anything, but you wont be able to RMA it for a 7900GT since they probably have some stock left. Plus those that do the Step-Up have to wait a few weeks because of the demand.

It will make a difference depending on the resolution and how much AA and AF you want. I was looking for a 7800GTX but thankfully I waited since the 7900GT's are cheaper and a better card

You're better off selling hte GT and using that money to buy a 7900GT, you might have to pay a little bit but I think it's a good choice if you aren't paying that much.

All the good 7900GT's are out of stock execpt the 550MHz eVGA for $370...ZipZoomFly sill has XFX 520MHz 7900GT's available for $310 shipped

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...By=B&Brand=XFX
is it me or did you contradict your self here?... you say dont step up, but then you say go get a 7900...***?
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eVGA Step Up, I just edited the post in case of confusion
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Ok I read the step-up policy and it says you pay the difference of what the cards are worth and the shipping. Then I check and my card has an MSRP of $430 USD on their site and a 7900GT has an MSRP of $300 USD on their site. Does this mean I dont have to pay anything or something? I dont get it...

How is my card worth $130 more than the 7900GT? The 7900GTX (not the superclock but right under it) is $499 so theres no way its only worth $75 USD more than mine.
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Quote:
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Ok I read the step-up policy and it says you pay the difference of what the cards are worth and the shipping. Then I check and my card has an MSRP of $430 USD on their site and a 7900GT has an MSRP of $300 USD on their site. Does this mean I dont have to pay anything or something? I dont get it...

How is my card worth $130 more than the 7900GT? The 7900GTX (not the superclock but right under it) is $499 so theres no way its only worth $75 USD more than mine.


Maybe they pay you...
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Ok I read the step-up policy and it says you pay the difference of what the cards are worth and the shipping. Then I check and my card has an MSRP of $430 USD on their site and a 7900GT has an MSRP of $300 USD on their site. Does this mean I dont have to pay anything or something? I dont get it...
You submit what you paid for the card and the retailer you bought it from.

If you paid $430 for your card and want to step up to a card that is $300, you pay nothing, you wont get a credit.

But

You have to pay for shipping both ways for the cards and pay tax on the $300. So you're looking to spend $50 to get the card and you HAVE to send the card to them before they send you the new one.

Also, someone posted that Step-Ups for 7900GTs are going to take a few weeks (thats the response from eVGA), so your downtime could be nearly a month.

Buy one now and sell the other if you have the bank, or sell the one you have and buy a new one after and your downtime is only a week at most, maybe less and you might spend maybe $75 rather than $50 but for $25, I'd rather not wait a month of downtime
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Hmmm, I never thought of using the eVGA step-up program. That's not a bad idea! I was refering to RMA'ing it back to newegg since I am still under the 30 days since I bought it. I have untill the 20th. to return it. The step-up up program insn't a bad idea. I paid $314 for this card I have now and you say the 7900GT is $299? So all I would have to pay is the shipping? So if I did do the step-up I would have to send in my card, and then when they get the one I want in stock, they will send it but it may take a few weeks? I don't know what to do since newegg is out of stock of the one I want anyway.
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Shipping + tax on the $299
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Shipping + tax on the $299
Not too shabby! I may just do it. You have 3 months right? If I wait untill they have them in stock and then send, it may work out all right
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