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Digital_Trans
09-18-08, 05:55 AM
I pulled the trigger and purchased two EVGA GTX 280 FTW Graphics cards for SLI. With the GTX 280 Series cards being out now for a little while. How long will it take before a refresh is going to be available? I want to know so I can make sure I do the EVGA Step-up program before it expires.
Q3, Q4 is nearing I can't see it even being more then 90 days at that.

crainger
09-18-08, 06:28 AM
Refresh will be out in exactly 34 days.

nekrosoft13
09-18-08, 07:07 AM
34 days, 12 hours, 2 minutes and 54 seconds

azanon
09-18-08, 08:16 AM
What constitutes a refresh in you guys minds? It was my understanding that they already recently updated/enhanced the GTX 260.

nekrosoft13
09-18-08, 08:18 AM
What constitutes a refresh in you guys minds? It was my understanding that they already recently updated/enhanced the GTX 260.

which is slower then GTX 280FTW, so not really a upgrade but with Trans you never know what he might do.

don't forget your monster cables

saturnotaku
09-18-08, 08:50 AM
I don't think a step-up would even be possible. A refreshed 280 isn't going to be much different than the existing cards. eVGA doesn't allow lateral moves, nor can you upgrade to a faster-clocked version of the same GPU.

crainger
09-18-08, 09:54 AM
Dig_trans is let down by his impulsiveness again. ::D:

lee63
09-18-08, 10:53 AM
I thought you just got Quad Sli.

methimpikehoses
09-18-08, 11:12 AM
welfare checks FTW

Roliath
09-18-08, 11:26 AM
welfare checks FTW

hell, where's mine?

Wolken007
09-18-08, 11:50 AM
I am not trying to be mean, but perhaps you should investigate these things a tad bit more before going out and purchasing these top end hardware products with the intent of taking advantage of things like the EVGA step-up program.

Digital_Trans
09-18-08, 12:52 PM
No, I didn't want Quad SLI it scales like *****. The 280 GTX FTW in SLI-Mode is just as good as Quad SLI and in some cases out performs it. I read reviews, and the GTX 280 is better over a 9800 GX2 in SLI.

Digital_Trans
09-18-08, 01:00 PM
I thought you just got Quad Sli.

No, it's an older card. The new GTX 280 FTW is better in SLI.

Digital_Trans
09-18-08, 01:01 PM
which is slower then GTX 280FTW, so not really a upgrade but with Trans you never know what he might do.

don't forget your monster cables

Why bag on Monster? I get 60% off If I need a cable of any kind that's just what I'll do.

Vanzagar
09-18-08, 01:03 PM
I am not trying to be mean, but perhaps you should investigate these things a tad bit more before going out and purchasing these top end hardware products with the intent of taking advantage of things like the EVGA step-up program.

What's to investigate, he wants to buy a top end card now and is trying to figure out when the next refresh occurs, he can't research that...

If you can't do a lateral move then you're hooped anyways... until early 2009(?) when they go to gt212, me thinks...

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=119120

Vanz

Wolken007
09-18-08, 01:16 PM
All that I am saying is that if he had known that you cannot make a lateral move with step-up, he could have saved his money and just purchased the refresh when it comes out. Instead, he purchased the two GTX280s to use in SLI now, but also as a ticket to get the GTX280 refresh through step-up. Now, if he still wants the GTX280 refresh, he'll have to pay full price.

Labyrinth
09-18-08, 04:20 PM
Why bag on Monster? I get 60% off If I need a cable of any kind that's just what I'll do.

And he gets 60% better performance from Monster cables!! Just like how I can jump higher with my Nike Air shoes! :p

Digital_Trans
09-18-08, 11:27 PM
There's alot of bashers and haters on the forum these days but that's okay. I really don't care what or who says what about me because when it comes down to it, You really wouldn't worry or give a rat's ass about what others say about you if you really only knew how often they actually did think about you. Now, if you have positive suggestions or would like to share you're differences with out a bunch of stupid asinine remarks then please step-up to the plate. If not then just shut the **** up!

Digital_Trans
09-18-08, 11:28 PM
And he gets 60% better performance from Monster cables!! Just like how I can jump higher with my Nike Air shoes! :p

Now this was a funny comment! Not bad and creative *****BUMP******

Digital_Trans
09-18-08, 11:30 PM
What's to investigate, he wants to buy a top end card now and is trying to figure out when the next refresh occurs, he can't research that...

If you can't do a lateral move then you're hooped anyways... until early 2009(?) when they go to gt212, me thinks...

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=119120

Vanz

They like to debate and thread jack the subject. That's what you get on NVNEWS these days. Oh, well life goes on mate.

Mr Bigman
11-10-08, 03:41 PM
Can't handle the heat in the Kitchen, than go join the olds folks on the sofa while we cook up some Bigman Staeks.

john19055
11-11-08, 07:54 AM
I thought Evga would let you upgrade to a faster card even if it is the same model.I bought BFG this time and I have had great luck with my cards .They offer a 100 day step-up and they will let you set-up to a faster card of the same make.The first BFG I bought was a BFG GTX 280 OCX (666/1458/2400) and the secound one ,I bought a plain BFG GTX 280 (602/1296/2214),but I can upgrade to the BFG GTX 280 OC or OC2 or the OCX.But I have no reason to since my plain one will overclock to 702/1512/2592. So I just put my BFG GTX 280 OCX in the first slot and they both run at 666/1458/2400.