Save for a driver release hiccup, the “Never Settle” project that Advanced Micro Devices initialized back in October 2012 has been a success. Now, the Sunnyvale, California-based chip maker is introducing some more graphics card+game bundles.
AMD is going purely AAA this time around. For those not familiar with the term, AAA means something different depending on who you ask.
Marketing experts will say AAA games are titles with a large advertising budget, producers use it to refer to high-quality games with a high budget, and the press usually uses AAA to mean a very high quality game.
Either of the meanings applies to the games that AMD has now added to its Never Settle program, games that will be on the market by the end of the quarter (Q1 2013).
In the US, seven titles are, or will be, part of the Never Settle Reloaded bundles: Tomb Raider (2013), Bioshock Infinite, DMC: Devil May Cry (2013), Crysis 3, Hitman Absolution, FarCry 3 and Sleeping Dogs.
For those still disbelieving, Advanced Micro Devices really is shipping the games for free here.
A single Radeon HD 7900 series graphics adapter will bring customers Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite.
A Radeon HD 7800 board will be accompanied by Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider (2013). That's right, the Tomb Raider franchise is still going strong. In some areas, FarCry 3 will be part of the offer too (NA, EMEA, AUS, NZL, KOR).
A pair of Radeon HD 7900 boards will drag along all games except Devil May Cry. The same goes for the Radeon HD 7990-type dual-GPU adapters.
Finally, there is a special offer that only people living in the United Kingdom will have access to one game besides these seven: DiRT Showdown. All it takes to get it, as well as all the other games, is to buy the ASUS ROG ARES II dual-GPU.
AMD Airs Second “Never Settle” Episode, 8 Games Bundled with Radeon Graphics Cards
Between two and four AAA game titles ship with Radeon HD 7900 boards
... so hot right now