Wednesday, August 8th 2018

AMD Announces "Raise the Game" Bundle: 3 Games, All Unreleased

AMD announced the "Raise the Game" bundle. The company is giving away three AAA games with its Radeon RX Vega 64, RX Vega 56, RX 580, and RX 570 graphics cards (you get all three games when you purchase any of those graphics cards). Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the star attraction here. The latest addition to the Assassin's Creed franchise adds a straight $59.99 value to your graphics card purchase. You also get "Strange Brigade," a $39.99 upcoming co-op adventure shooter set in a Tomb Raider-esque setting. Lastly, there's Star Control: Origins, the upcoming space RTS by Stardock.

This is probably the first time that a GPU vendor is bundling only upcoming games, which at launch-prices add tremendous value to your graphics card, especially some of the cheaper RX 570 ones. Assassin's Creed Origins releases this October, while Strange Brigade lands late-August, and Star Control: Origins this September. The bundle is limited to participating retailers, and applicable to graphics cards sold between August 7, 2018 and ends November 3, 2018 (or until stocks last). You get a master coupon that must be redeemed on AMD website before 31st December, which puts out the UPlay and Steam keys for the games.
Source: AMD
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28 Comments on AMD Announces "Raise the Game" Bundle: 3 Games, All Unreleased

#1
Fatalfury
Good offer.. but does that also mean that no New Graphic card from AMD this year..because they are running this offer till year end.
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#2
cucker tarlson
"Fatalfury said:
Good offer.. but does that also mean that no New Graphic card from AMD this year..because they are running this offer till year end.
I think it was rumored that amd will not release anything new till q1/q2 2019.
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#3
StrayKAT
Old Star Control was the shit back in the day. Hope it lives up.

As far as Ubi goes, I think I got the better deal a few months back (Far Cry 5).
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#4
DeathtoGnomes
In the past AMD use cheap or crappy games no one wanted that were past their prime in popularity. Glad to see newer games make the PR bundles.
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#5
W1zzard
"Fatalfury said:
Good offer.. but does that also mean that no New Graphic card from AMD this year..because they are running this offer till year end.
AMD is not releasing anything new for gamers until 2019, probably well into 2019..
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#6
INSTG8R
"W1zzard said:
AMD is not releasing anything new for gamers until 2019, probably well into 2019..
Then I bought my Vega too early for this deal but on time for getting one I guess...
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#7
kings
With the milk cow of mining running out, I guess it´s time to focus on gamers again!
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#8
renz496
"DeathtoGnomes said:
In the past AMD use cheap or crappy games no one wanted that were past their prime in popularity. Glad to see newer games make the PR bundles.
but will it good enough to sway buyer from $250 GTX1160 that is as fast as Vega 64? :P
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#9
windwhirl
"renz496 said:
but will it good enough to sway buyer from $250 GTX1160 that is as fast as Vega 64? :p
Good question, but there are no performance numbers available yet (except for the 1180/2080/whatever), only rumors. And until we get full reviews, there is no data to answer yes or no.
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#10
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
At least this is better than the Nvidia Destiny 2 'Bundle'
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#11
Readlight
I better watch youtube for pyramids, psychology, money than play games who makes me angry.
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#12
cucker tarlson
"renz496 said:
but will it good enough to sway buyer from $250 GTX1160 that is as fast as Vega 64? :p
This is a good bundle for those who rule out buying next gen nvidia for whatever reasons.
And there will be no $250 ~ GTX 1080 card. That's gonna be a $100 more. 1070Ti costs $400 now and it's just slower, don't expect more than $50 drop on that.
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#13
Kinestron
"cucker tarlson said:
This is a good bundle for those who rule out buying next gen nvidia for whatever reasons.
And there will be no $250 ~ GTX 1080 card. That's gonna be a $100 more. 1070Ti costs $400 now and it's just slower, don't expect more than $50 drop on that.
Also, I thought the rumors were retailers still have a lot of 10xx cards to sell and are not really dropping prices to move them, meaning the 11xx series will need to come in at a higher price range or risk cannibalizing sales.
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#14
HD64G
"renz496 said:
but will it good enough to sway buyer from $250 GTX1160 that is as fast as Vega 64? :p
Nice wish but not possible...
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#15
StrayKAT
I still wouldn't buy a cheap Nvidia in comparison. Reason (I hate to be a broken record): Freesync.
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#16
LFaWolf
Does anyone know - do you need to have a Radeon card to activate and play the games? I have a GTX 1080ti in my gaming machine. The Radeon card can go to another machine...
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#17
INSTG8R
"LFaWolf said:
Does anyone know - do you need to have a Radeon card to activate and play the games? I have a GTX 1080ti in my gaming machine. The Radeon card can go to another machine...
I’d think it just CD Keys I don’t think it cares about the card.
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#18
StrayKAT
Yeah, you just activate the keys through AMD's website.. From there, you can choose how you want it delivered.
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#19
LFaWolf
Ok cool, as I remember nVidia does enforce the rule with GeForce Experirence that a GTX 1080 or something similar is required to run or activate the games when they bundled a game last year.
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#20
Vayra86
3 games. What's next, a free refrigerator?
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#21
ZoneDymo
"DeathtoGnomes said:
In the past AMD use cheap or crappy games no one wanted that were past their prime in popularity. Glad to see newer games make the PR bundles.
Ermm I got my HD6950 with Dirt 2 which was baller yo
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#22
HD64G
Besides 1080Ti, in any other price range, due to freesync, AMD is ultra competitive vfm wise, even when having higher price gpu vs gpu. Only weak side is power comsumption, but that is the same for 5 gens now.
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#23
INSTG8R
"ZoneDymo said:
Ermm I got my HD6950 with Dirt 2 which was baller yo
I pretty much got DiRT 2, 3 and Showdown with AMD cards.
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#24
Nkd
"LFaWolf said:
Does anyone know - do you need to have a Radeon card to activate and play the games? I have a GTX 1080ti in my gaming machine. The Radeon card can go to another machine...
Yes you do. I have a 1080ti myself and ordered a rx 580 from newegg with the masterpass deal for 237 out the door with these games. I got the code to activate but amd website said no RX card detected in the system. So you do need a card in the system to activate and get the keys. But not to play, after you download all good so may be just get the keys from the backup rig and activate and download or redownlaod on the 1080ti rig. I don't game much so I might be offloading my 1080ti soon and throw the rx 580 in my personal rig for now.

"StrayKAT said:
Yeah, you just activate the keys through AMD's website.. From there, you can choose how you want it delivered.
Nope need the card in system to activate the promo code. Tried it already on my system but don't have the card yet, comes friday.
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#25
INSTG8R
"Nkd said:
Yes you do. I have a 1080ti myself and ordered a rx 580 from newegg with the masterpass deal for 237 out the door with these games. I got the code to activate but amd website said no RX card detected in the system. So you do need a card in the system to activate and get the keys. But not to play, after you download all good so may be just get the keys from the backup rig and activate and download or redownlaod on the 1080ti rig. I don't game much so I might be offloading my 1080ti soon and throw the rx 580 in my personal rig for now.



Nope need the card in system to activate the promo code. Tried it already on my system but don't have the card yet, comes friday.
Wow I’m quite surprised by that...I thought they were better than NV with their GFE requirements.
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