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  • plcn - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - link

    will they honor prior purchases like they did with blood dragon? Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - link

    No. This is only for new buyers. Which is part of the reason it's a new bundle. Reply
  • plcn - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - link

    alas. thanks for clarifying! either way, what a value. hope it works for AMD and gets them the cash they need to stay competitive (and fix crossfire along the way so I can get another 7870 + free games)! Reply
  • Ortanon - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - link

    Damn. Thought I was getting an extra game again! Reply
  • Bob Todd - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - link

    Balls, I was hoping they'd do something absurdly awesome and make this retroactive like the last expansion. I wouldn't mind a copy of Crysis 3.

    And just FYI , they've had 7870s for ~$190 several times, and there's one right now. $211.59 before rebate (w/ 8% promo code) and $191.59 after rebate for a Double D XFX with a lifetime warranty.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    For the performance and free copies of 3 new AAA games that's a pretty awesome deal.
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  • angryblanket - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - link

    Ah man, I really wanted Tomb Raider. Reply
  • makerofthegames - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - link

    Damn. Now I'm *really* going to have a hard time resisting that 7950 ME I've had my eyes on.

    And I just upgraded to a 6870 six months ago. Curses.
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  • LordReserei - Thursday, May 16, 2013 - link

    Try to sell off the 6870 and go for the 7950. I went from a XFX 6870 1GB to a Gigabyte 7950 Windforce X3 3GB (came out of the box OCd at 1GHz) back in April, and like you, I didn't have the 6870 for that long (probably a little over 6 months). Switching to the 7950 was, and still is the best decision I've made regardless. Reply
  • makerofthegames - Thursday, May 16, 2013 - link

    I would, except for a few things:
    1) Since I'm using a Mac Pro, I'd be buying the Mac Edition, which is about $100 more expensive than a regular 7950.
    2) I have a lot of other, more urgent upgrades. Like an SSD.

    Really, the 6870 was fine for my purposes, until I got that new monitor. And something tells me a 7950 still isn't going to push 1440p too well.
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  • Dribble - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - link

    This probably means AMD have too many unused Crysis and Tomb Raider keys left and need to shift them before they switch to a new bundle. Good for consumers, but even more expensive for AMD. Reply
  • chrnochime - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - link

    I'd rather they fix their CCC first... Reply
  • Jigar2speed - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - link

    This is getting old, CCC works just fine, try to nit pick on crossfire please. Reply
  • tviceman - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - link

    I think this is admission that AMD won't have any products to counter Nvidia's incoming 700 series lineup... but they may not need to. At the prices they are asking for the current cards, and the bundles they're offering, if Nvidia doesn't come in with better perf/$ then AMD will still have the better deals. Reply
  • mayankleoboy1 - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - link

    Atleast AMD are not rebranding non-OEM cards. And they publily announced all the OEM rebranding too, unlike Nvidia. Reply
  • HisDivineOrder - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - link

    nVidia's new series of launches has AMD scared out of their mind. Titan for the mainstream? 680-level gaming with 4GB as the baseline at current 670 pricing? Relatively cheapo 670 SLI potentials at only 660 Ti x 2 pricing? And toss in an actual new game that's not the same old, same old that most now own and have for months...

    AMD doesn't want to drop prices again, but nVidia's going to force their hand. In the meantime, they're hoping to con a few people into buying in now just ahead of the new launch before they are forced to drop prices.

    I imagine the "Limited Time Only" part is because when they drop prices (and they will), they're going to want to end that extra part of the promo really quickly. I'm remembering last year when they struggled to avoid dropping the 7970's pricing against the 680 and then the 670, but after all that lashing in reviews (that they could have easily avoided by pricing their cards appropriately from the start), they wound up dropping prices anyway.

    Except all the reviews had been written and the 670/680 came out looking like champs while Radeons had their reputation etched for months after that as the overpriced, underperformer who ran hotter than nVidia's best.

    Eventually, they got around that, but it took months upon months and TWO great bundles with TONS of games to make it happen.

    AMD needs to drop prices right now, ahead of the launches. They need to get out in front of nVidia, lest they lose in these early reviews and suffer another major setback like last year.
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  • Will Robinson - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - link

    "AMD are scared out of their minds"?
    The only truly scary thing is you posting that with a straight face.
    Both the 7970GHZ and HD7950 are a better buy than either of the two you mentioned.
    Please confine your trolling for NVDA to the VC&G forum where we are used to it.
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  • Mr Perfect - Friday, May 17, 2013 - link

    These bundles are nice, but they're trying to sell an architecture that launched January of '12. Release something new, guys. People will line up to buy it, even without a bunch of Steam codes in the box. Reply
  • michaelquerty - Friday, May 17, 2013 - link

    I never was able to get Far Cry 3 from my 7970 bundle. I got all the games through STEAM, but FARCRY was through Ubisoft. Reply
  • Digital Demise - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - link

    I just bought my XFX 7950 last night (~7:30) do I get Tomb Raider for free too ? Please :)? Reply
  • Creig - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - link

    nVidia? Release a new high performance card at a decent price? You can't possibly be referring to the same nVidia that I'm thinking of. You know, the one that just released a $1,000 single GPU video card? The same nVidia that was forced to drop the price of its GTX280 from $650 to $400 after only one month of sales because AMD released their HD4870 at $300. And then were shamed into offering its early customers a refund on the difference by way of apologizing for picking their pockets? Nvidia may be a lot of things, but altruistic isn't one of them. Reply

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