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Sapphire Unveils Radeon HD 7790 SimCity Edition Graphics Card

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  1. btarunr

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    AMD's recent free SimCity game bundle with most A8- and A10-series sub-$150 APUs baffled analysts, particularly with how AMD is bundling a gift with market price of $60, with products starting at $80. It looks like certain AMD add-in board (AIB) partners are striking similar deals with EA. A case in point is Sapphire, which decided to bundle the game with a special edition Radeon HD 7790 graphics card, which for now appears to be a Japan-exclusive. We're not sure how the SimCity inclusion affects the Never Settle bundle eligibility of the card, which should also fetch its owners Far Cry 3, and a 20% discount coupon for Medal of Honor: Warfighter. We don't imagine Sapphire to price its card significantly higher than its stock trim. The card itself looks identical to the HD 7790 2 GB the company recently announced, albeit with just 1 GB of memory, lacking a back-plate, and featuring reference AMD clock speeds of 1000 MHz core and 6.00 GHz memory.

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    so you can only use this card if you have a internet connection ?
     
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    and there are constant traffic collisions in the pcie lanes
     
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    Either this or all these cards comes with special defective features and you can't get more than 50% of performance unless you pay extra after purchace or pirate the BIOS.
     
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    Better be called Radeon HD 7790 DRM Edition
     
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    This was my first idea to make a comment like this when i first seen the thread, but i see you already posted it :D
     
  7. Random Murderer

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    BAHAHAHAHA
    I was coming in here to post something like this, but you all have it pretty covered.
    +1 internets for you all.
     
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    this should sell about as good as the game, then everyone will want to return it after loading it for the 1st time.

    fail!
     
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    Should bundle with free months of Comcast Internet instead.
     
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    Affordable card packaged with 2 games and a coupon. Great deal imo.
     
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    You should be given a discount for getting SimCity with it. Even if EA subsidized the card, they would still make money due to their focus on microtransactions.
     
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    EA has the right to make money on a product. No one is forcing you to buy the card, it's just nice that is comes bundled with games. It adds value.
     
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    So EA sold a bundle of codes to Sapphire to get some money back on a game ment to be played with a mouse/pc but made for a console. Yeah I guess thats the only way they'll get a return.
     
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    I heard the 2.0 patch for the drivers makes everything really shitty.
     
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    Sapphire Unveils job postings for new marketing team.
     
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    Sapphire and EA proudly presents, overclocking with micro-transactions now $0.10 for every mhz...
     

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