Last year, AMD tried to close the gap between it and competitor Nvidia by offering several ridiculously good “Never Settle” graphics card bundles featuring some of the year’s most popular games. The company is continuing that approach this year with Never Settle: Reloaded for Radeon HD 7800 and HD 7900 customers.
The bundle’s contents depend on the card purchased. Those who go for the HD 7800 will be given a free copy of Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite, and gamers who grab the HD 7900 will get Bioshock Infinite and Crysis 3. These are full copies distributed via Steam or Origin, depending on the title.
That’s not all. Enthusiasts who buy two HD 7900 video cards will receive all of the games already mentioned and a copy of Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution, and Sleeping Dogs. UK gamers can receive even more by purchasing the uber-high-end ASUS ROG ARES II video card. This monster video card adds Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dirt Showdown, and Nexuiz to the bundle, though it also removes Tomb Raider.
Besides adding value, the bundles highlight AMD’s push to work more closely with game developers. All of the games are part of the company’s “Gaming Evolved” branding, which means they should be best on hardware from AMD. They might also support AMD features like Eyefinity.
Participating retailers should begin selling Never Settle: Reloaded immediately. The bundles will be available for the remainder of 2013, though they may end early if AMD runs out of software codes. Bundled games that are not yet released won’t be available before launch.