Introducing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX "Pick Your Path" Bundle

Subject: General Tech | November 4, 2014 - 01:09 PM |
Tagged: nvidia, Pick your Path, game bundle, GTX 980, GTX 970, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GTX 980M, GTX 970M

NVIDIA has introduced a promotion to compete with AMD's Never Settle Forever program.  The Pick your Path bundle offers purchasers of GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti, or 780 cards or who have bought notebooks with a GTX 980M or 970M the choice of one of three games.   These titles include The Crew, Far Cry 4 and Assassin’s Creed Unity, all of which feature optimization taking advantage of NVIDIA's new HBAO+ and TXAA technologies, enhanced performance at 4k resolutions and other game specific benefits such as the tessellation in Assassin's Creed.  This promotion will run until the end of the year so if you had planned on upgrading your hardware to play one of these games it makes NVIDIA's solutions a little more attractive.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Nov. 4, 2014— NVIDIA today announced a new technology PC gaming development partnership with Ubisoft that will bring consumers closer to their games than ever before.

Thanks to the power of NVIDIA GeForce GTX technology, including the just-released GTX 980 and 970 GPUs, this holiday’s hottest games, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew, will look simply incredible. By integrating NVIDIA’s superior GameWorks technologies, such as HBAO+ for realistic shadows, TXAA for cinema quality smoothness, as well as enhanced 4K support, Ubisoft is delivering cutting-edge content that allow PC gamers to become fully immersed in their gaming environments.

Part of the “Pick Your Path” promotion which kicks off this week and runs to the end of the year, gamers who purchase a qualifying GeForce GTX GPU, including a GeForce GTX 980, 970, 780 Ti, or 780 graphics card or a notebook with GeForce GTX 980M or 970M get their choice of which title--The Crew, Far Cry 4 or Assassin’s Creed Unity--to add to their library for free.

“NVIDIA has worked hard, hand-in-hand with our development teams, to help provide the best experience for our PC players,” said Jean-Francois St.Amour, Lead Graphics Programmer at Ubisoft Montreal. “Their support and insight is even more important now, as we make a big technological leap into the next-generation of Assassin’s Creed games.”

Assassin’s Creed Unity, the latest installment in Ubisoft’s most successful franchise, will feature HBAO+, TXAA, PCSS and tessellation technologies which allow Ubisoft to realistically render the 16th century game environments, which are set in Paris during the French Revolution.

Another legendary game series getting a massively visual and technology upgrade is Far Cry 4. In addition to HBAO+, TXAA, PCSS and enhanced 4K support, Far Cry 4 also integrates NVIDIA Godrays technology so gamers can feel the sun beating down in the Himalayas, and NVIDIA HairWorks, for rendering the realistic, but deadly adversaries that will be encountered in the game.

And finally, if horsepower, engines and pound per cubic feet rev your receptors more, then The Crew, the ultimate street racing game ever made, may be just the ticket you’ve been waiting for. Motoring through the bustling streets of New York City and Los Angeles, cruising down sunny Miami Beach or trekking through the plateaus of Monument Valley never looked so superb thanks in part to the integration of HBAO+ and TXAA technologies-- all rendered in breathtaking 4K. The Crew even comes with an Android companion app that lets you tinker with your ride before playing it live, chat remotely, browse friend profiles, and send your crew on jobs – all from the road.





Source: NVIDIA

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November 4, 2014 | 01:12 PM - Posted by Daniel Masterson (not verified)

I will be waiting for the GTX 1080.

November 4, 2014 | 02:50 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

good for you

November 5, 2014 | 01:25 AM - Posted by Scott Michaud

I wonder if it will be bundled with a snowboarding game...

November 4, 2014 | 01:34 PM - Posted by Spacebob (not verified)

Any word if you're eligible if you already purchased a GTX 970/980?

November 4, 2014 | 01:42 PM - Posted by fvbounty (not verified)

That's what I would like to know, I just got the Asus 970 Strix last week...hope they will!

November 4, 2014 | 01:54 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

History is the best predictor. My Magic 8-Ball says "Don't bet on it".

November 4, 2014 | 02:44 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

You could try emailing the vendor's customer support and asking ... worst they can say is no.

November 4, 2014 | 05:07 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

We've heard of one reader who purchased a pair of 980s through Newegg a couple of weeks ago who contacted Newegg and recieved codes.  Give it a shot if you've made a recent purchase.

November 4, 2014 | 01:50 PM - Posted by KeBaba (not verified)

No, not possible. These codes are given by the vendors and not by nVidia themself if I recall correctly.

Maybe you can try to RMA it for some reason (coil whine maybe?) and hopefully get a new one from the vendor including the bundle.

November 4, 2014 | 02:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yup I would RMA/return them saying you have Coil Whine and get the free Game. And you could save some money by selling that game..

November 7, 2014 | 08:48 AM - Posted by Spacebob (not verified)

For anyone who cares I was able to contact Newegg and they were able to provide me with a code even though I purchase my GTC 970 on Oct 27th since I am "such a valuable customer"

November 4, 2014 | 02:52 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

lol i just ordered on this weekend wtf i hate ubisoft but want free farcry 4

November 4, 2014 | 02:54 PM - Posted by nayyar_s

Any news of GTX 980 ti?
By the way Awesome Games. i will pick The crew .

November 5, 2014 | 12:09 AM - Posted by renz (not verified)

maybe a year from now. not as GTX980Ti but as new series entirely. that is if nvidia intend to do what they did with kepler again.

November 4, 2014 | 02:57 PM - Posted by collie

My question is on behalf of those of us who have AMD cards and are not in the market for a new card BUT are absolutely bat shit crazy excited for Far Cry 4, It's still gona look great on AMD, right? It's not gonna be coded to stutter or play bad or simply not be beautiful, right? Are we non Nividia guys just gona see solid plastic wigs instead of "Hair works" perfection? How much better is the nvidia card gona perform in this game? I'm having a panic attack, breath, breath, stop typing and breath....

November 4, 2014 | 06:22 PM - Posted by Shrapnol (not verified)

Probably be another Sleeping Dogs problem!

November 4, 2014 | 07:01 PM - Posted by arbiter

Sleeping dogs itself was pretty bad game, graphics were meh, ran like crap, controls were terrible and i mean BAD. They made GTA4's look brilliant. It was pretty much a rip off of GTA and a half assed one at that.

November 4, 2014 | 03:12 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Why does this article read like an Ad and not a report.

" By integrating NVIDIA’s superior GameWorks technologies, such as HBAO+ for realistic shadows, TXAA for cinema quality smoothness, as well as enhanced 4K support, Ubisoft is delivering cutting-edge content that allow PC gamers to become fully immersed in their gaming environments."


November 4, 2014 | 03:20 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Typical BS the games will no doubt run like shit and even more so with these enhancements.

November 4, 2014 | 03:31 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Umm ... because you are copying from NVIDIA's PR maybe?  Don't let that stop you though.

November 4, 2014 | 03:44 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It is nice to get a free game when you buy new hardware, it is lame that it is only available with the flagship cards. But I guess it kind of fits that they promote it with only the flagship cards since ACU is supposed to have at a minimum of a gtx 680 to run, lol

November 4, 2014 | 11:00 PM - Posted by iamstarfox

I have to admit this new nvidia promotion is probably going to work on me. I was planning on buying Far Cry 4 and only casually considering buying a new graphic card. But now, I'm pretty much planning on buying a new GTX 970 and getting Far Cry 4 free.

November 5, 2014 | 11:18 AM - Posted by fvbounty

Just called TigerDirect and they are going to send in a request to get me FarCry 4 for me, should find out in a couple of days, I just got my 970 Strix on the October 30th...keeping fingers

November 7, 2014 | 07:33 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

lol you guys getting free games weeks later. I ordered from evga day prior to this deal and they haven't got back to me about this.

November 8, 2014 | 02:51 PM - Posted by Bakath

Amazon, is not going to do nice and send me a code :(

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