AMD Launches Far Cry 5 Bundle for Pre-Builts with Radeon RX Vega or RX 580by Nate Oh on March 1, 2018 12:00 PM EST
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This week, AMD launched a Far Cry 5 Standard Edition bundle for select pre-built PCs with a Radeon RX Vega 56, RX Vega 64, or RX 580, active now and running through May 20th, 2018. Launching on March 27, Far Cry 5 includes several AMD GPU specific optimizations such as Rapid Packed Math support for Radeon RX Vega cards and shader intrinsics support for all Radeon RX cards. For the former, Far Cry 5 joins Wolfenstein II as the second game to support that feature.
Under normal circumstances, pre-built computers from system integrators are not appealing to those in the market for only a graphics card. However, in today’s time of graphics card scarcity, it may be a reasonable alternative to self-building a system and paying cryptocurrency mining inflated prices in the process. Still, to see a video card game bundle program at a time like this is a bit surprising, to say the least, and it's not clear whether AMD is doing this to shift demand to pre-builts, to shift demand from NVIDIA and to AMD cards within the pre-built ecosystem, or if there's another factor at play altogether.
A number of system builders in the US, Latin America, EMEA, and APJ are participating; for the US, the following vendors are participating in this bundle:
- AVA Direct
- Cybertron PC*
- Digital Storm
- Extreme PC
- Falcon Northwest
- Puget Systems
- Velocity Micro
Starred system builders are also participating in the 2018 AMD4U Square Enix Collective and Adobe promotion, which runs until April 27. A wide range of products are eligible for the different AMD4U rewards, and details can be found on the Terms and Conditions.
Far Cry 5 coupon codes must be redeemed through an AMD Rewards account before July 15, 2018. The AMD Rewards account will need to be linked to an Uplay account for Far Cry 5 Standard Edition. Game redemption will not be available until date of launch (March 27, 2018).
A full list of participating vendors and further details can be found on the bundle’s Terms and Conditions. Be sure to verify the participation of any vendors purchased from as AMD will not give codes for purchases made from non-participating sellers.
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Lolimaster - Thursday, March 1, 2018 - linkThey should bundle 2400G/1600/1700+ Vega dgpu's.
Hxx - Thursday, March 1, 2018 - linkis Far cry even worth torrenting now? lol ....its free i guess but not really... nothing is free
Hurr Durr - Friday, March 2, 2018 - linkWell, if you want another leftist diatribe by Ubi...
TesseractOrion - Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - linkCool! I'll definitely buy it then. Nothing like mowing down a lot of inbred rednecks virtually (as conversely, they like to gun down people, especially kids, in real life).
Hurr Durr - Thursday, March 8, 2018 - linkExcept it is the blacks that do the most homicides, serial killings and all other stuff you somehow stereotype on honest working whites. Not to mention inbreeding and general miscegenation is actually a leftist consituents` problem oh so much more.
Urthor - Saturday, March 10, 2018 - linkI mean Ubisoft delivered AC Origins which was a perfectly good singleplayer experience without all the games as a service add on, I don't see why you can't trust them with your money to deliver a proper Far Cry game.
watzupken - Friday, March 2, 2018 - linkYou will probably find a lot of codes that miners are selling since all these cards are mainly purchased for the purpose of crypto mining. It is a silly move from AMD since their target market is mainly the miners than gamers.
thesavvymage - Sunday, March 4, 2018 - linkIf you had read any of the post, you wouldve seen that this isnt a card bundle, its a bundle for pre-made systems that come with certain AMD cards. Miners are not buying these.
TEAMSWITCHER - Friday, March 2, 2018 - linkThe race is on... The first Manufacturer that gets their GPU back to MSRP will get my purchase. But know this ... Apple is in the race too. If Apple releases a new 13" MacBook Pro with a quad-core processor, then they will win the race and I won't upgrade my PC anymore.
I've grown tired of my Steam Account, switching exclusively to a MacBook and buying an Xbox One X to accompany my Nintendo Switch will provide all the gaming that I'm interested in. It was a great ride, but the PC isn't the only game in town anymore. It maybe best if the buggy platform just dies.
jordanclock - Friday, March 2, 2018 - linkSo GPU prices are too high, so you decide that means buying a MacBook, Xbox One X and Switch is better? You paid more for those devices and potentially rebuying your games than cost above MSRP would be.
Also, Nvidia and AMD have NOTHING to do with the price of graphics cards right now. GPU production is far less of a bottleneck than RAM production. Just look at the cost system memory, where every kit is more expensive now than a year ago.