AMD Never Settle Sweepstakes Part 3: ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II for FREE!

Subject: Graphics Cards | December 5, 2012 - 01:53 PM |
Tagged: never settle, HD 7970, asus, amd

UPDATE: We have selected a winner for this contest!  If you didn't get an email from me on it, then better luck next time.  We'll have more contests coming up very soon at PC Perspective!!

AMD is really excited about its Never Settle campaign and the bundle packages it has built for the holiday season.  PC gamers looking for an uprade will defintely want to read up on the special promotion but we have another surprise for you as well - A FREE GRAPHICS CARD!

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AMD and ASUS are partnering up with PC Perspective to hand out an ASUS HD 7970 DirectCT II graphics card, perfect for gaming on your PC!

Not only do you get the card in this sweet contest but you'll get the same software bundle as if you had purchased them at retail.

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That means a 20% off coupon for Medal of Honor Warfighter, a FREE copy of Far Cry 3, a FREE copy of Hitman: Absolution and a FREE copy of Sleeping Dogs! 

What do you have to do to enter to win this hardware?  It couldn't be easier:

  1. Visit your favorite PC Perspective pages like our YouTube channel, Facebook page and Twitter account.  You should subscribe, like and follow us, you know...if you want to.  We'd appreciate it!
  2. Check out the AMD Never Settle page to read up on the bundle and special offers they are running right now!
  3. Leave a comment here on this post!

That's it - we love our fans so we want to make sure everyone gets a chance to win some free stuff!  Sorry though, North American readers only on this one!

We will close the contest on Wednesday December 12rd at 1pm EST or so - so get your entries in!  Thanks again for being a fan of PC Perspective, thanks to AMD for the great prizes and stay tuned for MORE contests and giveaways in the coming days!

December 5, 2012 | 08:20 PM - Posted by GFXmonkey (not verified)

Keep up the good work PCper!

December 5, 2012 | 08:29 PM - Posted by Col_Hogan so in on this..Love watching the much cool info.

December 5, 2012 | 08:53 PM - Posted by Robert Harrison (not verified)

I really hope I have a chance to win!!! I don't have a dedicated card at all now.

December 5, 2012 | 09:09 PM - Posted by audiophile42

I need an upgrade so I can finally buy one of those 27" Korean LCDs!

December 5, 2012 | 09:13 PM - Posted by king

Every giveaway is cool but this is amazing!
Thank you for that Ryan and AMD!

Ryan and Robert rocks !!!!

P.S. best game stream eveeeer!!

December 5, 2012 | 09:18 PM - Posted by Brian

You are really one bad ass site!
Wish you all the best 'cause you deserve it!
Proud to be member off this site!!!!

December 5, 2012 | 09:27 PM - Posted by Bernard

Thank you guys for awesome giveaway, really enjoying podcast's and games stream.
Wish that more sites is like pcperspective!

December 5, 2012 | 09:31 PM - Posted by Patrick546

Where would we be without you guys!??!
Pc gamers is in your first place!
Thank you pcperspective!

December 5, 2012 | 09:34 PM - Posted by robyawesome

You make my week better!
Honestly you are awesome awesome awesome awesome guys !!!

Love from robyawesome :)

December 5, 2012 | 10:00 PM - Posted by mrcapncaveman

I'm in, Thanks PCPer and AMD

December 5, 2012 | 10:03 PM - Posted by Jeff C (not verified)

Would be awsome to win this

December 9, 2012 | 03:37 AM - Posted by Jeff C (not verified)

yeah def

December 5, 2012 | 10:10 PM - Posted by Grunteh

Thanks PCPer for the contest!

December 5, 2012 | 10:10 PM - Posted by Gothamghost

Very excited about this!

December 5, 2012 | 10:11 PM - Posted by wargames12

love pcper. awesome podcasts, been watching for a year or two now.

December 5, 2012 | 10:11 PM - Posted by arbiter

i never win anything anyways

December 5, 2012 | 10:13 PM - Posted by praack

ahh this would go so well with my old ati rage 3d card and my original radeon!

December 5, 2012 | 10:13 PM - Posted by Andre Brathwaite (not verified)

Love pcper all the way from the Caribbean.

December 5, 2012 | 10:13 PM - Posted by Hacksaw777 (not verified)

Man that card is wicked looking. would be a great upgrade.

December 5, 2012 | 10:13 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

give it to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

December 5, 2012 | 10:15 PM - Posted by dtkflex

Thank you AMD and PC Per for continuing contests like this for free stuff worth a lot!

December 5, 2012 | 10:15 PM - Posted by TinkerToyTech

I try to watch you all every week, and I really need a new video card to watch and I know* you just love it when I watch...

December 5, 2012 | 10:15 PM - Posted by Redtech

I really would love to win this card so i could include it in my 2013 pc gaming build.

December 5, 2012 | 10:16 PM - Posted by DDAYoung (not verified)

AMD is awesome because they put out parts that perform very well that most people can afford. It is unfortunate that they have not kept up technology wise with Intel but hopefully with Intel slacking on the R&D, because they can afford to for awhile, AMD may be able to catch up again like in the Athlon 64 days.

PCPer is awesome because the staff epitomized the idea of sharing information and pushing the industry forward by getting the information out there and provoking intellectual conversation about the current and future technology.

December 5, 2012 | 10:28 PM - Posted by KronicSmit (not verified)

Nice.. to eyefinity and beyond!!

December 5, 2012 | 10:43 PM - Posted by Vanclink

I would be extremely excited to win one of these!

December 5, 2012 | 10:46 PM - Posted by Rick (not verified)

The asus and amd combo is the best money can buy. The power of an amd 7900 series gpu perfectly tuned by asus. It's gpu porn!

December 5, 2012 | 11:10 PM - Posted by vlad1966 (not verified)

I could always use another fast video card :-)

December 5, 2012 | 11:31 PM - Posted by snowbound999

Sure would like to win this. Would make up for my dreary Xmas.

December 5, 2012 | 11:53 PM - Posted by Nilbog

ERMAGURD! AMD!! I love these!

Pick me!

December 6, 2012 | 12:06 AM - Posted by darksavant82 (not verified)

Would be cool to with this good, luck to all entering the contest

December 6, 2012 | 12:12 AM - Posted by thomas winfrey (not verified)

love to have this. how does it compare to a hd5870 and a phenom x4 9750? really need a upgrade.

December 6, 2012 | 12:31 AM - Posted by Dvnamis (not verified)


December 6, 2012 | 12:41 AM - Posted by JAMES Addicott (not verified)

I hope I win always an amd fan over Nvidia

December 6, 2012 | 01:04 AM - Posted by DrW00kie

It get's better every time! Thanks PC Per.

December 6, 2012 | 01:12 AM - Posted by Frederick Datu (not verified)

this is a good upgrade for my old Radeon 6870 ..

December 6, 2012 | 01:31 AM - Posted by NakedFable

My busted up HD5770 needs an upgrade...THIS would be perfect.

December 6, 2012 | 02:02 AM - Posted by SJAnimist


December 6, 2012 | 02:05 AM - Posted by billb79

This would be a great beginning to a build of the ultimate gaming system...........really!

December 6, 2012 | 02:57 AM - Posted by Andrew Graham (not verified)

NICE card for the money.... would love to seriously rock my media center and ditch my xbox

*giveaway entry*

December 6, 2012 | 04:54 AM - Posted by Anupa Somasiri (not verified)

Please let it be me....

December 6, 2012 | 05:11 AM - Posted by Vishnu (not verified)

I need this very Badly!!!!

December 6, 2012 | 06:38 AM - Posted by mikesheadroom

This contest must be the reason I didn't win any of the previous contests!

December 6, 2012 | 07:11 AM - Posted by Luigidaddy (not verified)

Thanks Ryan and Team! You Guys Rock!

December 6, 2012 | 07:36 AM - Posted by ThorAxe

This would go nicely with my ROG motherboard. Thank you PC Perspective, AMD and Asus.

December 6, 2012 | 08:57 AM - Posted by Raven6

Hoping for a extra wonderful christmas :-)

December 6, 2012 | 09:41 AM - Posted by Buzz

It would be great present for Christmas!
Tnx PCPER and AMD!

December 6, 2012 | 09:46 AM - Posted by matteo

COOL giveaway!
Only the best stuff from pcperspective!
Thank you guys and merry Christmas!

December 6, 2012 | 09:52 AM - Posted by Spike (not verified)

I watched my friend get a mohawk for FarCry 3 @ PAX East, can't wait to see if it's worth it lol

December 6, 2012 | 10:48 AM - Posted by 95blackz26

I would love to win this.

December 6, 2012 | 10:49 AM - Posted by tzaar0723 (not verified)

I would absolutely LOVE to win this! Thanks for the great giveaway PCPer!

December 6, 2012 | 12:16 PM - Posted by Chaitanya Shukla (not verified)

Cool give away, Asus certainly has some great video cards under DirectCU II series.

December 6, 2012 | 12:32 PM - Posted by Nebulis01

Well this would be a spiffy present, thanks to AMD, ASUS and PCPER.

December 6, 2012 | 01:47 PM - Posted by Common Cold (not verified)

An ASUS 7970? How could I say no?

December 6, 2012 | 02:20 PM - Posted by rwmcclarin

This would be a great start to my new upgrade. athlon 64 and 8800GT.

December 6, 2012 | 02:30 PM - Posted by inasense (not verified)

Thanks so much to the folks at AMD & PCPer for the chance to win this awesome piece of kit!

December 6, 2012 | 02:33 PM - Posted by Lucas993

Best giveaway from pcperspective!
Tnx Ryan and merry Christmas!

December 6, 2012 | 02:35 PM - Posted by Timmy

Very big thanks to pcper and amd for this awesome giveaway!!!
I'm in guys! Wish you all good luck!!!!

December 6, 2012 | 03:24 PM - Posted by nismoz2

7970 FTW!

December 6, 2012 | 03:43 PM - Posted by Osirez (not verified)

Comment left. LoL. In all seriousness though, I just started watching your podcast and all I can say is its awesome and informative. Thanks for the great work.

December 6, 2012 | 03:48 PM - Posted by Beetroot

bacon sure is tasty

December 6, 2012 | 03:49 PM - Posted by tehKD

I take one of those ;)

December 6, 2012 | 03:56 PM - Posted by wilson79

awesome show guys i would love to win this card

December 6, 2012 | 04:02 PM - Posted by FW (not verified)

Wouldn't miss the podcast..!! Need a new graphics card..!!

December 6, 2012 | 04:02 PM - Posted by sonac

Love listening to your podcast every week and my CPU would really appreciate a GPU upgrade :)

December 6, 2012 | 04:06 PM - Posted by Toan Duong (not verified)

hi. i want.

December 6, 2012 | 04:17 PM - Posted by calical26

nice would love to a beefy card like this

December 6, 2012 | 04:22 PM - Posted by jaybird (not verified)

I would love to win those cards to replace my older AMD card. I have bought and used AMD when I got an AMD 64 chip and a 2500 card. Love the company

December 6, 2012 | 04:33 PM - Posted by 1Hellcat (not verified)

That's an awesome card.

December 6, 2012 | 04:39 PM - Posted by Lonnie (not verified)

I would love to use this in a new build , thz for the chance to win guys......

December 6, 2012 | 05:18 PM - Posted by zakattak80 (not verified)

I'd love to see the in my Corsair 600T

December 6, 2012 | 05:20 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I have subscribed to everything and Ive won nothing in my life. Plus you guys keep me sane during my journeys to work

December 6, 2012 | 05:20 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

my name is vic

December 6, 2012 | 05:29 PM - Posted by Karl Ermatinger (not verified)

Looks great.

December 6, 2012 | 05:39 PM - Posted by Alyssha Lewin (not verified)

Building my first pc and would love to have this Gpu! Games are a bonus!

December 6, 2012 | 05:55 PM - Posted by Guy Moulton (not verified)

This card would be a perfect fit in my MSI mobo! Do want please!

December 6, 2012 | 06:10 PM - Posted by Logan (not verified)

Awesome! I would love to win! :D

December 6, 2012 | 06:11 PM - Posted by Mario

Pcperspective is my most favorite site!
Keep up the good work guys!
Happy holidays!

December 6, 2012 | 06:14 PM - Posted by pokeylucky7

Hope that I win :) Thanks for being awesome.

December 6, 2012 | 06:17 PM - Posted by Sammy

Count me in!
Tnx Ryan and pcper. Best site in the whole world!
Regards from me and my friends from school!!!

December 6, 2012 | 06:20 PM - Posted by toby

Good work guys, really enjoyed today watching podcast!
Pcper rule!


December 6, 2012 | 06:30 PM - Posted by Josh Hubatchek (not verified)

I'm a newer listener of the podcast and a not so new enthusiast. I need a GPU upgrade horribly and this is a better than great card. Great job on the podcast I really enjoy it.

December 6, 2012 | 06:41 PM - Posted by Goofus Maximus (not verified)

Now if I can just figure out how to jam this into my AGP slot... :)

Count me in anyway!

December 6, 2012 | 06:44 PM - Posted by Michael (not verified)

Love the show hope to win

December 6, 2012 | 06:57 PM - Posted by KngtRider

Hrrm, triple slot. Wonder how much this and the Matrix are related in hardware and PCB design. Although the ASUS DCU cards in general and the Matrix have good legacy so this should be good.

This is more of a definition of never settle.

December 6, 2012 | 07:06 PM - Posted by WileECyte (not verified)

That would be a nice start to a new rig.

December 6, 2012 | 07:17 PM - Posted by Devil 2 U


December 6, 2012 | 07:23 PM - Posted by James (not verified)

Obligatory post for GPU...

Also, I listened to the podcast live; for the first time, last night. Good stuff, I'll have to make sure I'm off work every Wed. now!

Great show as usual, Thanks!

December 6, 2012 | 07:33 PM - Posted by John H (not verified)

I am pretending to pretend to want to win this!

I really want to win this!

PC Perspective is awesome! The Podcast is awesome!

Thank you !!!!!

December 6, 2012 | 08:23 PM - Posted by fg55 (not verified)

I would love to have this package I really like ASUS and AMD products best bang for your buck!

December 6, 2012 | 08:44 PM - Posted by Monkadelicd (not verified)

I like giveaways...

December 6, 2012 | 08:49 PM - Posted by xxTooLxx

Thanks PCPer and AMD

December 6, 2012 | 08:49 PM - Posted by DigitalDeity

It would be nice to win such an awesome graphics card.
This is the best computer hardware site on the net.(even without the free stuff)

December 6, 2012 | 08:50 PM - Posted by Meng Zhao (not verified)

I'd love to get my sweaty hands on this sweaty hot card!!!
It would be awesome

December 6, 2012 | 09:21 PM - Posted by thephantombroadcast (not verified)

I know lightning doesn't strike twice but I don't mind going out in the rain

as always an entertaining hour

December 6, 2012 | 09:27 PM - Posted by BarryNice (not verified)

Looks awesome!


December 6, 2012 | 09:32 PM - Posted by HK-47 (not verified)

How could anyone NOT want a 7970? Count me in!

December 6, 2012 | 09:34 PM - Posted by jeff warren (not verified)

my son needs one for the system i built for him

December 6, 2012 | 09:37 PM - Posted by dlpatague (not verified)


December 6, 2012 | 09:39 PM - Posted by Clonk

After seeing Farcry3 Video Perspective made me want to put a new GPU up against my not that old 580!...

December 6, 2012 | 10:35 PM - Posted by daakers

This would be so sweat for christmas

December 6, 2012 | 10:38 PM - Posted by bilmath76 (not verified)

I wish i had this card to replace my ageing 8800GTS 640MB, crossing this fingers...

December 6, 2012 | 10:47 PM - Posted by Dunecatfish

I would love this. thanks for the chance to win.

December 6, 2012 | 11:47 PM - Posted by HM (not verified)

is it faster than my 5750?


December 7, 2012 | 12:35 AM - Posted by Seth Overdeer (not verified)

I love you guys and would love to win this for my upcoming living room htpc/couch gaming pc.

December 7, 2012 | 12:37 AM - Posted by Kzbrd (not verified)

Howdy PCper...another good podcast today. :). This card is bombsauce!

December 7, 2012 | 12:43 AM - Posted by Cody Menting (not verified)

Will this card play solitaire?

December 7, 2012 | 12:58 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)


December 7, 2012 | 02:41 AM - Posted by Clonzelda (not verified)

I would love to win this card so I can give it to my younger brother for Christmas, he is rocking a Gtx 275, most games at low settings. This are the problems of a first world country, we really do have it hard.

December 7, 2012 | 06:16 AM - Posted by Kuntflap

Thanks for holding the contest! Good luck all.

December 7, 2012 | 07:16 AM - Posted by coolcrab

This Time....Please God....Help me winning...hahaha

December 7, 2012 | 07:41 AM - Posted by hyhy (not verified)

Would be great to have that card sitting on my mainboard :D

December 7, 2012 | 09:00 AM - Posted by ReelTrouble

I would love to have a new card to play with for Christmas. Heck....I might even have to put together a new system if an elf from ASUS or PCPer were to leave this in my stocking.

December 7, 2012 | 09:12 AM - Posted by Xen (not verified)

Can't wait til December 12rd! ;) (Twird?)

December 7, 2012 | 09:52 AM - Posted by guy chang (not verified)

i love you guys :-)

December 7, 2012 | 10:00 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Wow Asus direct CU for free...hell it would fit in my case, and I'm due for an upgrade for the last 4 years

December 7, 2012 | 10:20 AM - Posted by hoxlund (not verified)

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! the DirectCU series. I own the awesome EAH6950 2GB modded to 6970 shaders and clock speeds. Would love to upgrade it to the 7970.


December 7, 2012 | 10:21 AM - Posted by Drvudoo (not verified)

I need a bigger GPU to drive Strike Commander. :-/

December 7, 2012 | 12:50 PM - Posted by mLocke (not verified)

Here goes nothing.

December 7, 2012 | 12:50 PM - Posted by mLocke (not verified)

Here goes nothing.

December 7, 2012 | 01:23 PM - Posted by dfox

Throw my name in the hat.

December 7, 2012 | 01:33 PM - Posted by xseries

please let me win this... been using a integrated HD4250 for games =((

December 7, 2012 | 02:11 PM - Posted by Goose_67a

The Podcast rocks!! Hope I win. Happy Holidays.

December 7, 2012 | 04:31 PM - Posted by Leszek Przywara (not verified)

Ryan Shrout is a God. I want to be like him.

December 7, 2012 | 04:56 PM - Posted by Jonathan Kelley (not verified)

A new graphics card would be so nice, rocking a 5770 now. Also more games...who needs sleep right?

December 7, 2012 | 05:24 PM - Posted by BerbaBog

Yes, finally I won.
Thanks Ryan and the crew, see you next week on pcper podcast.

December 7, 2012 | 06:31 PM - Posted by nickb64

This is pretty cool.

December 7, 2012 | 07:10 PM - Posted by ChasingTail

Never settle for Nvidia!

December 7, 2012 | 07:16 PM - Posted by pfkninenines (not verified)

Awesome card, awesome company, awesome contest, awesome website. Thanks for the reviews and this contest, PCPer. Hope to see the card in my case soon :-)

December 7, 2012 | 07:20 PM - Posted by Alexw585

As a Computer technician, salesman, and enthusiast I watch your Podcast every week and enjoy it thoroughly. Me and my colleagues refer to your website on a regular basis and we wish you guys the best of luck! Thanks for the service you provide!

December 7, 2012 | 07:20 PM - Posted by Alexw585

As a Computer technician, salesman, and enthusiast I watch your Podcast every week and enjoy it thoroughly. Me and my colleagues refer to your website on a regular basis and we wish you guys the best of luck! Thanks for the service you provide!

December 7, 2012 | 07:26 PM - Posted by chris w (not verified)

Build a new desktop with this.

December 7, 2012 | 07:30 PM - Posted by Total Zombie (not verified)

from ur cousins, in the UK, im broke 32, and live with my parents, i need somin good!

December 7, 2012 | 08:21 PM - Posted by JOE_E

wow you guys are awesome! great contest and good luck everyone!

December 7, 2012 | 09:09 PM - Posted by talios (not verified)


December 8, 2012 | 12:46 AM - Posted by brisa117

I need this card! Pretty please!

December 8, 2012 | 01:17 AM - Posted by stephan (not verified)

me and my 10 year olds daugther will make a prayer to santa

merry chrismas pc perspective you are the Best !!!
good luck to all .

December 8, 2012 | 01:36 AM - Posted by Luthair (not verified)

Would be a massive upgrade ;)

December 8, 2012 | 01:46 AM - Posted by kylef41

Great site. Thanks.

December 8, 2012 | 04:43 AM - Posted by P. Tran (not verified)

would love to give this to my GF or her sister for the gaming rig we are saving up to build for them.

here's hoping.

December 8, 2012 | 07:08 AM - Posted by rexi

COOL giweaway!
Best regards to pcper and amd!

December 8, 2012 | 07:09 AM - Posted by aleksandra

really good graphic card and very good review on site!
Kiss from alex!

December 8, 2012 | 07:13 AM - Posted by BiggestFan

It would be nice to win this amazing card!
Tnx PcPerspective and AMD!

December 8, 2012 | 07:15 AM - Posted by goran

Perfect present for Christmas to someone!
Good luck to all!

December 8, 2012 | 09:54 AM - Posted by denny32

Love pcper and amd!
Keep up the good work!

December 8, 2012 | 11:19 AM - Posted by RS-Dolph (not verified)

Very nice card.

December 8, 2012 | 11:55 AM - Posted by imagination

I really need to step up from onboard video guys. Thanks for the chance. It would be the perfect Christmas gift!

December 8, 2012 | 12:35 PM - Posted by Christopher (not verified)

Would really love to win this

December 8, 2012 | 01:31 PM - Posted by OptimusPrimeTME

Never Settle ! Awesome Card, hope to win and crush the competition online!

December 8, 2012 | 01:56 PM - Posted by The Grommet (not verified)

Yes please

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