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Sapphire Select Gives Gamers Freedom of Choice

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Sapphire Technology Limited has just announced an exciting new way to bundle top software and games titles with its graphics cards that allows users to choose which tiltles they want. In an industry first, to be known as Sapphire Select, most of the new Sapphire graphics accelerators will be shipped with a DVD containing a selection of top applications and games from several leading software houses. The end customer can play each of the games for a one hour trial before choosing which titles he or she wants to keep and use the activation codes for those titles. Additional access codes for further titles on the disk will also be offered at discounted prices. Adrian Thompson, Global Marketing Director for Sapphire, said this is an added attraction to choose the Sapphire brand. "We know people don’t buy graphics products just for the bundled games," "But Sapphire Select gives a true added value to our products because customers can actually choose what they want after they get the product home."

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Wow. It took them long enough to start doing this. I remember reading about this years ago.
 

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i too recall reading about this years ago.
 

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Quite a nice idea!
Good job Sapphire!
Let's hope the games aren't crappy...
 
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Sapphire seems to bundle good games with their cards. I think it's a neat idea, don't just get one game of whatever they think is the new hot thing. Wonder if you'll just get one choice from the disk or more than one for free. Plus the discounts, probably 10%.
 
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eh, they've been doing this for ages, I got a sapphire select dvd with my old 1900xt i bought ages ago
 
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lols, now a marginally clued up person can now get all those games on that dvd for free and possibly sell on the one actual game code, or just get the other games for free.

either way, good for us ;)
 
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lols, now a marginally clued up person can now get all those games on that dvd for free and possibly sell on the one actual game code, or just get the other games for free.

either way, good for us ;)
i was thinking the same thing. I figure this is why it wasn't mainstreamed long ago.

Then once you do it, you tell your friends how to do it, then its on someone's blog, and *poof* they stop including Select DVDs... lol
 
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Yep, old news

Back in the day I got one of these DVDs with my x850xt. Play games at limited settings and only for 1 hour, and then go online and enter your codes to get to the install. I don't remember which games were available, but I believe I got 2 out of the 5 games on the dvd.