It’s nothing new for retailers and manufacturers to bundle game codes with new graphics cards – in fact it’s so common, you should always look to get a game with your new GPU. In that spirit, Newegg announced on Twitter that for a limited time every AMD Radeon R9 series graphics card will come with a copy of Dirt Rally, a fast-paced rally car game that should scratch your racing itch.
While almost all of the Radeon R9 series cards on Newegg come with a copy of Dirt Rally, some of the cards inexplicably don’t. The cheapest card that comes with Dirt Rally is the Radeon R9 270 from Gigabyte with 2GB of of VRAM. It’s not the fastest card out there, but it’s a decent option for the price, and you get the free game, which adds some value.
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At the top end, you can pick up an XFX Core Edition Radeon R9 295×2 with 8GB of VRAM and built-in liquid cooling. It comes paired with a copy of Dirt Rally so you can get gaming right out of the box, and a $30.00 mail-in rebate card that chops a bit off the $685 price tag. the Sapphire version of the card comes in at an even $600 with a rebate, and also includes a copy of the racing game, if you want to save a bit of cash to invest in a racing wheel.
A deal like this probably means that Newegg is trying to clear out their extra inventory of the AMD cards in anticipation of new product announcements. They have an event coming up at E3 where they’re rumored to be introducing new Radeon cards, and while we aren’t sure what they’ll look like, it’s good to know that Newegg is at least interested in carrying them. If you’re looking for a time to upgrade and want to get something out of it, now’s your chance.