AMD to offer free Battlefield 4 with graphics cards
Graphics card maker ADM has announced a new deal with EA/DICE to offer a free copy of Battlefield 4 bundled with upcoming AMD Radeon graphics cards. AMD’s “Never Settle” campaign offers a bundle of games with select Radeon graphics card purchases, and in the future, Battlefield 4 will be included.
AMD currently offers BioShock Infinite, Crysis 3, and Tomb Raider with the purchase of a Radeon HD 7800 or 7900 series graphics card. When Battlefield 4 is released this Fall (rumored on October 29), it will join the Never Settle bundle. Recently it was revealed that the 17-minute Battlefield 4 singleplayer demo ran on a decked out system powered by a top of the line Radeon HD 7990 graphics card. The 7990 retails for $800 and sports two GPUs and a massive 6 GB frame buffer.
Recently DICE announced that they are working with AMD and Nvidia for the graphics cards makers to release special drivers that are optimized for Battlefield 4. According to reports from GDC, it looks like DICE is putting extra effort to optimize Battlefield 4 for AMD’s GCN architecture, which is also powering the PlayStation 4.
A lot of gamers will be looking to upgrade their hardware for Battlefield 4, and many will certainly be lured by AMD’s offer of a free copy of Battlefield 4 (and other games) thrown in with a graphics card purchase. AMD’s Never Settle games usually ship as codes that can be redeemed on Origin, Steam, etc., making it even more convenient for PC gamers.
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