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This is ridiculous IMO. It seems like a cheap and nasty way to get market share.

I don't think its cheap and nasty for AMD to try and offer more value to potential customers. In fact, seems more like its expensive and a pretty sweet incentive for a guy whose on the fence on whether to jump on a 7970 right now or wait till the end of the month to see Nvidia's offering.
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I don't think its cheap and nasty for AMD to try and offer more value to potential customers. In fact, seems more like its expensive and a pretty sweet incentive for a guy whose on the fence on whether to jump on a 7970 right now or wait till the end of the month to see Nvidia's offering.

I doubt that JoshHunter means "cheap and nasty" in the moral sense of the term, but in terms of being an inelegant solution to AMD's current problems.

Instead of addressing the core issues behind their market share decline, they're essentially throwing money (in terms of the $$$ paid to publishers for the "free" game codes) at the problem.
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Just when I bought Tomb Raider on my own and settled on buying a 2nd 7950... sigh...
    
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With how AMD is performing at their $200+ price points and the awesome game packs they're offering like this, it seems like you really have to want the absolute highest end single GPU card like the Titan, have specialized uses for the card where Nvidia is better, or just be a hardcore Nvidia fanboy to buy Nvidia. It's nice to see the midrange 7870 get some awesome games in the Level Up pack.

This is why I bought the 7950 : ). After seeing the F2P "Bundle" from nvidia, I felt that was more of an insult than an incentive.
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I like nVidia and have used a lot of their cards, but I will never pay full price for one. AMD however, I will, with or without game bundles.
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This is why I bought the 7950 : ). After seeing the F2P "Bundle" from nvidia, I felt that was more of an insult than an incentive.

Definitely agree on that front. I find it insulting as a customer to offer codes for F2P or P2W games.
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That is really awesome.

AMD's marketing is really stepped up and these bundles just keep getting better and better. I'm impressed. redface.gif
 
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Who needs steam sales when AMD is hooking us up with so many games?!
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I doubt that JoshHunter means "cheap and nasty" in the moral sense of the term, but in terms of being an inelegant solution to AMD's current problems.

Instead of addressing the core issues behind their market share decline, they're essentially throwing money (in terms of the $$$ paid to publishers for the "free" game codes) at the problem.

after the never settle and never settle reloaded promotions AMD has actually done better.

http://www.investorvillage.com/smbd.asp?mb=476&mn=263502&pt=msg&mid=12790483

For desktop discrete GPU Q1 2013 AMD has stopped market share bleeding. notebook however is in free fall. AMD is miserable in the notebook market. From the charts we can see in Q3 2010 AMD were above 60% market share in notebook. today the situation has reversed. this is completely due to AMD's inferior enduro compared to nvidia optimus. AMD's current problems are Enduro is not as polished and robust as Nvidia Optimus. This has lead to AMD being decimated in the notebook market. The other is a CPU division which is bleeding the company and its cash reserves.
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Hm, hadn't seen that set of numbers before as I usually go with Jon Peddie for the quarterly GPU market share stats.

However, Mercury Research is also legit, and I use their numbers on x86 market share trends so I'm certainly not going to dispute them. AMD's share seem to be a couple points higher at Mercury than at JP, but within the margin of error.

It'll be a couple weeks before JP reports Q1 2013's stats, so I guess we'll see then if both sets of data converge.
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