AMD reveals special edition Radeon R9 290X Battlefield 4 card
AMD recently announced their next generation PC graphics cards, the R7 and R9 series. And with those, they’ve revealed a limited edition Battlefield 4 branded Radeon R9 290X — the top of the line card, which according to AMD is the most powerful single GPU graphics card in the world.
AMD and EA are already partnering with Battlefield 4. The game will feature specific optimizations for AMD hardware on the PC (since next gen consoles are powered by AMD chips). AMD also provided the monster PCs that ran Battlefield 4 during E3, GamesCom, and other events.
According to rumors, AMD has an exclusive deal with EA to bundle Battlefield 4 with its graphics card, a deal that reportedly cost them millions. AMD will also bundle Battlefield 4 with its other cards, as part of their “Never settle” promotional program.
The partnership between AMD and EA/DICE goes even deeper. At the recent conference, AMD revealed a new PC GPU API called “Mantle”, which will make games run better on slower graphics cards and hardware. And the first developer to take advantage of Mantle will be DICE with BF4.