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Source http://www.anandtech.com/show/6724/amd-announces-new-winter-video-game-bundle-never-settle-reloaded
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This time around the 7700 series will be left out (no doubt due to the sub-$100 prices those cards now fetch), but the 7800 series and up will now come with at least two games. For most buyers the 7800 series will be bundled with Bioshock: Infinite (launch date March 26th) and Tomb Raider (March 5th), while for Asia-Pacific region buyers will get Devil May Cry (February 28th) in place of Tomb Raider. Meanwhile the 7900 series swaps out Tomb Raider for Crysis 3 (February 19th), an unlikely (and unexpected) addition to the Gaming Evolved stable. Finally, for buyers picking up a pair of 7900s (or a single 7990), AMD has a six-game bundle composed of the three new games (Crysis, Tomb Raider, and Bioshock), along with Far Cry 3, Sleeping Dogs, and Hitman: Absolution from their previous bundle

AMD really adding extra value to their GPU's. And luckily their drivers are now beginning to be really good ans smooth.
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Not gonna lie, the never settle bundle had a HUGE factor in my decision to go AMD this time. They bundled some GREAT games, and I couldn't resist.
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Think that they'll send out codes if you purchased GPU's in the last couple weeks?
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if this just came a few days earlier I would have picked up a second 7950 instead of all the other miscellaneous stuff I spent my money on. Pretty great deal though, never expected to see Crysis in there.
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I bought my 7950 a month ago. I didn't get any games? Do I still get them confused.gif
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I def would rather have tomb raider over crysis
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While a big plus for consumers, all it really tells me is that AMD in not happy with their sales, since they go out of their way to increase their sales at the cost of smaller per card profit.

Tho I wonder, wouldn't lowering price for 30-40$ (probably around what AMD pays for games) do more good than that.
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While a big plus for consumers, all it really tells me is that AMD in not happy with their sales, since they go out of their way to increase their sales at the cost of smaller per card profit.

Tho I wonder, wouldn't lowering price for 30-40$ (probably around what AMD pays for games) do more good than that.

AMD cards are already a good value when compared to NVIDIA equivalents, the games are just icing on the cake.

I can tell you personally as someone that just upgraded, the never settle bundle actually helped me make my decision to switch to AMD.
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Originally Posted by Nowyn View Post

While a big plus for consumers, all it really tells me is that AMD in not happy with their sales, since they go out of their way to increase their sales at the cost of smaller per card profit.

Tho I wonder, wouldn't lowering price for 30-40$ (probably around what AMD pays for games) do more good than that.

The most important thing a company can do is actually get their product into the hands of as many consumers as possible. Not only will that raise brand awareness, but it also gives them a wider base of future buyers. If someone buys an AMD card now and enjoys it, they will be that much more likely to buy another AMD card down the road. Being a profitable business has more to it than the margins at the time of sale--you want to make and keep new customers as well.

I suspect that the return of the Never Settle bundle is more of a testament to the fact that the first one was fantastically successful at reeling in potential nVida buyers. Also, someone on another forum insightfully pointed out that the Never Settle bundles have always come out when people have had handfuls of cash to spend [1) the holidays 2) tax season]
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I unfortunately bought my 7970 a week before the original Never Settle bundle so yeh..... Still happy with my 7970 and the drivers are now great, every game I play is smooth.

I agree with alcal lowering margins for a short period in order to maximise sales is a strategy used many times. And this gets an AMD card in more peoples hands.
Edited by Razor 116 - 2/2/13 at 1:27pm
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