I called them about it. The Step-Up is an amazing program.
If you bought and registered an eVGA card and then want to purchase another in the next 3 months, you send in your old card as a trade-in, and they give you exactly how much you payed as a start towards it. I'm doing that with my 7900GS which I payed 180 for to get an 8900GS when it comes out. I will have to pay 15% extra though becuase I don't have the original box and stuff, but still evenb after 15% thats what like 40 bucks for a new 8900GS card?
Step-up is truly what makes eVGA card's stick out above the rest when you want to buy a card. You could just keep upgrading your card every 3 months with the times if you wanted as I'm sure there would be a new one or one you hadn't got by 3 months time.
My problem is I don;'t have the sticker on my card to register it anymore and I have to send them pictures with a digital camera of what I actually have, they said if I dpo this they can consider registering it. Too bad I purchased my card december 20th which means They need to come out with new cards by then or I'll just get like a 7950GT to hold me over.
Still such an excellent program.
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