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  • boozed - Friday, August 30, 2013 - link

    Their "bundle" is one game?

    bun·dle [buhn-dl]
    noun
    a number of things considered together

    And the reward tiers don't even make sense. GG Nvidia.
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  • boozed - Friday, August 30, 2013 - link

    Hmm, this made much more sense in my head than it does when written down. Reply
  • jimbo2779 - Saturday, August 31, 2013 - link

    I came to post the same thing. A bundle suggests more than one game.

    Worst bit is that they are neglecting the most expensive cards as well. Compared to AMDs bundle this is a bit of a steaming pile.
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  • WallySimmonds - Saturday, August 31, 2013 - link

    Yeah, given you can get a 7950 with Never settle for less...pretty average from Nvidia. Reply
  • Klimax - Saturday, August 31, 2013 - link

    Because value of that bundle is not that great either... (more or less equivalent - new game versus old games which already all seen discounts over summer) Reply
  • TerdFerguson - Saturday, August 31, 2013 - link

    I agree that it's a pretty crappy bundle, albeit better than their f2p bundle. However, I think it can legitimately be called a bundle because they are bundling a game with a video board. Reply
  • HisDivineOrder - Saturday, August 31, 2013 - link

    Bundle is multiple things. A game plus a card. Hence, bundle. Reply
  • boozed - Sunday, September 01, 2013 - link

    Indeed Reply
  • nemi2 - Sunday, September 01, 2013 - link

    Thing #1 a graphics card
    Thing #2 a game
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  • HisDivineOrder - Saturday, August 31, 2013 - link

    Just like with this last program with Splinter Cell Blacklist, I fully expect that nVidia will replace this one with an AC4-based program a couple weeks after Arkham Origins release. Coincidentally, that should be right around when the new Radeons are hitting mass availability if rumors are to be believed. Reply
  • marc1000 - Monday, September 02, 2013 - link

    new radeons will be available on a couple weeks, but I needed the best 150W gpu right now. so I went with a gtx660, and the game was a nice bonus. the 7850 is < 150w but is slower, and the 7870/7950 requires more power, so no AMD card would fit for me this time (my case is small and the radeon boards in this clategory are bigger too).

    and I'm a supporter of ATI/AMD, owned 4 radeons in a row until today (9000, x1300, hd3850, hd5770). but this time they took too long to launch new products and the previous family was not as power-efficient as Nvidia. even knowing of dx 11.1 or 11.2 questions, I never had a problem using a DX10 card until recently (it is running on my girlfriend computer right now), so technical detais are not so important. size, power and loudness are more important on the same level of performance.
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  • Loremonger - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    I have been waiting for this. I did the same deal with Arkham City. I'm going to buy the game anyway. And I always stick to ~$200.00 cards, so it's a pretty good deal in my book. Reply
  • Casecutter - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    I not sure the statement the “7850 is < 150w” is accurate. From most inputs I find 7850 were designed as 130W TDP, while the GTX660 is at 140W TDP. Given that you are correct the GTX 660 in factory OC will in most titles out-muster the 7850. But, when you pull power usage from several different title’s you find that Boost clock does change, and if you look at performance/watts for many of those titles there not so much of a difference between what they offer in that matrix.

    But here’s what’s noteworthy as the GTX 660 in most case can’t provide increasing the settings, while not a noticeable difference in game play, although wins in FPS graphs... the obligatory 20% premium exacted isn't as electrifying! You pay more in price and power for little if any difference in the immersive experience. But given the 150W threshold and need for a smaller package, it was the best choice faced with such limitations.
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