AMD Unveils New Never Settle Bundle

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Scatter

I'd rather buy a card without a handful of games that I may not want and just be charged less but I guess that's out of the question.

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The Mac

Unfortunately, thtas not how it works.

They cant lower the prices and still make a decent profit, so they add value with the bundles.

AMD gets the licences dirt cheap, so it costs them very little to add great value.

If they lowered the prices by the amount they paid for the licences, it would make very little difference in the price.

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Scatter

The additional games (or 'value') is just something that they can point at to try to justify the high price of the cards.

It kind of reminds me of cable television and Comcast. Comcast loves to point at the fact that they have hundreds of channels for their customer when people complain about their prices. 'Tons of value'. Meanwhile most people only watch about a dozen of those channels and end up paying to support dozens more than they couldn't care less about.

Value is in the eyes of the purchaser.

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GTFHercules

Except that the 680 still costs more than the 7970, and has no games with it.

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The Mac

The only other option is to offer nothing at the same price.

Ill take the games.

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vrmlbasic

Tomb Raider should be in Bronze tier. :(

Syndicate looks interesting but Origin. AMD's free games got me on Steam in the first place but I don't think they'll inspire me to Origin. One clunky DRM platform on my PC is enough.

I thought that Dishonored was a Nvidia game. I don't have it installed still to test that (still peeved about the DLC for it). Maybe I've just been playing too much Just Cause 2 & BL 1/2 lol.

I do like this choice policy though. I wonder if the 9000 series, should it ever appear, will participate in this program. I'll admit that I'm holding out for the 9K series.

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The Mac

october supposedly

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MaximumMike

That is a pretty awesome way to bundle free games with a video card. I wish AMD would find some way to make their micro processors as compelling.