AMD Never Settle Reloaded Bundle Campaign Includes Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 2, 2013 - 02:30 PM |
Tagged: tomb raider, never settle reloaded, never settle, Crysis 3, bundle, bioshock infinite, bioshock, amd

You might remember over the holiday season of 2012 that AMD had a simply amazing bundle of games to entice PC gamers to choose purchasing Radeon graphics cards instead of GeForce.  That bundle included Medal of Honor, Sleeping Dogs, Hitman: Absolution and Far Cry 3.  We were stoked to see that kind of comittment to the gamer and even did a set of three game streams with AMD on each games' release. 

Well after a behind-the-scenes battle that was finally decided just about two weeks ago, AMD is ready to announce the "Never Settle Reloaded" bundle that might actually be MORE impressive based on the games included. 

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First up is the reboot of Tomb Raider, a fresh look at the Lara Croft character that I got to get hands on at an event in Toronto last year.  Due out on March 5th, the visuals in this game are damn good.

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Bioshock infinite is the third game in the acclaimed series and has a few DirectCompute additions to the game engine code.  Release is set on March 26th.

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DMC Devil May Cry is included for the APAC region (instead of Tomb Raider).

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And the biggest name in the bundle is no doubt Crysis 3 - a game that many PC gamers have been looking forward to and one that promises to push gaming performance on high-end GPUs to their limits.  I was playing this on a GTX 680 recently (the MP beta) and couldn't get more than 40 FPS at 1080p and Ultra settings. 

So how doese the bundle break down?

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If you buy a single Radeon HD 7970 or HD 7950 you'll be able to get keys for both Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite, completely free!  HD 7800 series buyers will get both Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider.

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Just to make things MORE interesting, if you invest in a set of HD 7900 cards for CrossFire, or even a dual-GPU HD 7900 card like the Devil 13, you'll get Crysis 3, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Far Cry 3, Hitman: Absolution and Sleeping Dogs.  That is 6 full PC games worth at least $300 that you'll get keys for just for picking AMD's Radeon cards over NVIDIA's GeForce.

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A not-so-subtle jab at the competition...

So there you have it, the Never Settle Reloaded bundle.  This iteration doesn't include anything for HD 7700 series cards but I think most enthusiasts are going to stay in the HD 7850 and above range of options anyway. 

NVIDIA has definitely fallen behind when it comes to these kinds of deals for PC gamers and I want to know what YOU think - do these bundles affect your purchasing decision?  We heard from AMD that at least one major reseller of PC hardware saw an "order of magnitude" increase in sales during the holiday season with the original Never Settle bundle and they even won a Newegg award for best marketing campaign. 

Get ready for game streams again as well - we'll be hosting a few of them in February and March with more hardware and game keys to give away!

UPDATE: These deals are live right now!  You can find a list of the HD 7970 cards at, starting at just $379 and even the HD 7950 cards starting at $295 that come with Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite keys!  If you are looking more in the HD 7800 series range, you can find HD 7870s starting at just $209 with Bioshock and Tomb Raider keys!

February 2, 2013 | 03:11 PM - Posted by mAxius

yikes this is looking great i may not way for the 89xx series of cards to upgrade. the best part of this is amd's marketing department must of been given aderall cause they are paying attention to the critical times of the year when people would be flush with cash before it was christmas now its tax season

February 2, 2013 | 04:30 PM - Posted by truk007

This is very compelling. Yet, I am still waiting to see the new GPUs that will be released this year.

February 2, 2013 | 06:32 PM - Posted by AbbyNormal

I wish Tomb Raider was included with a 7900 series card. Otherwise, these included games are great!

February 2, 2013 | 07:04 PM - Posted by Daniel Nielsen (not verified)

Solid deals for sure. Worst part for me is that the last one they had with sleeping dogs and whatnot was never available in my country. So i´m not holding my breath on this deal either. I would like to switch my 570 out with a 7970 though.

February 2, 2013 | 07:06 PM - Posted by clonzelda

very tenting, but im still gonna wait to get a 8970 or 780. this 7970 cant maxed crysis 3 mp beta.

February 2, 2013 | 07:33 PM - Posted by praack

wow, shame i already pre-ordered 2 of the games- but then again- i do know someone who is a bit short this year (had twins!).

hmmm verrry tempting and i know my 560 won't play crysis at the better levels- heck it can't play the original crysis at the highest levels

February 2, 2013 | 09:17 PM - Posted by ezjohny

write now I got a GTX 560 ti in my system, but I think I'm going to get an Radeon hd 7870, PC gamer out!

February 11, 2013 | 08:57 PM - Posted by LordReserei (not verified)

Look into a Powercolour HD7870 Myst Edition (Tahiti LE). As the name suggests it uses a Tahiti GPU (same as HD79xx cards) rather than a Pitcairn GPU and is better with regards to performance than a GTX 660 Ti.

You wouldn't be able to Crossfire it with another HD7870 if you wanted to Crossfire, but you would be able to Crossfire with another Tahiti GPU based card like a HD7950.

Powercolour HD7870 Myst Edition (Tahiti LE) should technically be called a HD 7930 or something.

February 3, 2013 | 03:54 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)


February 3, 2013 | 04:08 AM - Posted by ET3D (not verified)

OMG, got to buy a Radeon NOW!!

February 3, 2013 | 10:17 AM - Posted by Draconian

God forbid Nvidia give you any free games. Bastards

February 4, 2013 | 01:05 AM - Posted by Arb1 (not verified)

Got to wonder if AMD is even making any money off their cards giving away games like this? Also makes me wonder a few other things i won't say.

February 11, 2013 | 07:28 PM - Posted by Christopher J Kubilus (not verified)

I actually just bought(friday) a XFX 7950 Double D over a Geforce 670 because #1 the free games(big Crysis fan), #2 the performance and benchmarks #3 Brand Loyalty to XFX #4 my 4850 finally kicked the bucket after 4 great years.

February 11, 2013 | 07:28 PM - Posted by Christopher J Kubilus (not verified)

I actually just bought(friday) a XFX 7950 Double D over a Geforce 670 because #1 the free games(big Crysis fan), #2 the performance and benchmarks #3 Brand Loyalty to XFX #4 my 4850 finally kicked the bucket after 4 great years.

February 11, 2013 | 07:39 PM - Posted by AggieFAN86 (not verified)

While the offers are great - my angry pair of MSi 5850s are still spitting some venom. I do much like the pushes AMD has made on their 7000 series to make up for the rather lackluster 6000 series. My rig is still in great form - but will wait for the next AMD platform for such a gutting of my tower...Otherwise, a pair of 7870 Tahiti's would have been called forth in no time

February 11, 2013 | 09:08 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I think I got stooged...
I got my card on the second day of the offer...
Yet to get any game codes... every time I contact the store via email.. I get no reply... when I contact via phone... the worker acts dumb...

the only point I got this damn card was for crysis 3 and bioshock...
looks like I should have just stuck withe the plan of a 670... at least
that way I could still be playing awesome looking boarderlands 2

February 12, 2013 | 11:12 AM - Posted by Shawn T (not verified)

WOW... i just bought a 7970 2 weeks ago, and i get NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thx!

February 12, 2013 | 06:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Hey I got mine during the offer...
still got nothing...
nobody at AMD will do a thing...
nobody at the store will do a thing...
I would have rather brought mine two weeks ago...
that way I wouldn't have this sense of entitlement and rage.

February 15, 2013 | 03:44 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I also purchased a 7970 about a week ago and have not received any email with promised Crysis 3 or Bioshock steam codes. Anyone have any info on what is up with promotion?

February 17, 2013 | 09:50 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Waiting on the codes also...

February 19, 2013 | 01:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I just ordered the Asus/AMD 7950 and NewEgg has the games on my invoice. I will find out Thursday when it arrives,

February 20, 2013 | 08:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I purchased a 7950 about a week ago. Submitted the code and have the Crysis3 codes up and running, but said it would be 4 weeks until BioShock code release... really wanted the codes so I could activate the pre-purchase Bioshock Industrial Revolution game. Apparently, those codes will only be sent out after the official release (march 6) and will not allow access to the pre-purchase bonus.

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