While the arrival of the Radeon HD 7990 wasn’t exactly a watershed moment in PC gaming AMD's statements surrounding the launch were intriguing. AMD’s senior product manager, Devon Nekechuk, was adamant they were looking to “transform AMD into a gaming company.” From recent developments at the Texas-based company that transformation looks to be gaining pace.
AMD Never Settle Reloaded
Nvidia and AMD go head-to-head in the bundle wars. Do you want triple-A titles or free-to-play freebies?
Nvidia have hit back in the great bundle wars with their own $150 F2P content giveaway. That’s around £100 in real money. If the lure of having a brand new performance pixel-pusher chucking polygons around your PC’s monitron wasn’t enough to entice you to part with your hard-earned cash, Nvidia are hoping that giving you extra pocket-money in three of the top free-to-play games around will sway you their way. It’s a different take on the game bundle than rival GPU manufacturer, AMD, have used. They recently launched their Never Settle Reloaded bundle, offering triple-A games with newly-purchased graphics cards in their HD 7800 and HD 7900 series.
Nvidia though is banking on the explosion in the free-to-play market being more of an attraction than a bundle of new titles. Which would entice you?