NVIDIA sends word this evening that they’re launching a new GeForce video card game bundle for the spring timeframe. Their latest bundle, replacing their recently expired $150 February free-to-play bundle, will see 4A Games’ upcoming post-apocalyptic first person shooter Metro: Last Light bundled with the GeForce GTX 660 and above. Last Light is the sequel to 4A Games’ 2010 FPS, Metro: 2033, which was also co-marketed with NVIDIA under their The Way It’s Meant to be Played program.

The Last Light bundle is launching today with the participation of the usual e-tailers and retailers, with participating vendors including coupons with qualifying purchases. Last Light will be released next month – May 14th for North America and May 17th for Europe – so GeForce video card buyers will have to sit tight for about a month before they can get the game. Note that as this offer is only for the GTX 660 and above, it will not be replacing NVIDIA’s $75 free-to-play bundle for the GTX 650 series cards, which remains in effect and runs until the end of the month.

Current NVIDIA Game Bundles
Video Card Bundle
GeForce GTX Titan Metro: Last Light
GeForce GTX 690 Metro: Last Light
GeForce GTX 680 Metro: Last Light
GeForce GTX 670 Metro: Last Light
GeForce GTX 660 Series Metro: Last Light
GeForce GTX 650 Series $75 Free-To-Play
GeForce GT 640 (& Below) None

Source: NVIDIA

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  • ShieTar - Friday, April 19, 2013 - link

    The 660 is running at about 25% higher memory speeds, and thus the 25% smaller interface is almost completely compensated. The resulting bandwidth is also basically the same as it was for the 5850 and the 470. This is not an aspect of videocards that is rapidly changing right now, and I don't see why that should change in the next 2-4 years. Reply
  • geniusloci - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    AMD has better cards AND better bundles. Reply
  • chizow - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Bundles, yes
    Cards, no
    Drivers, HELL NO LOL.
    Reply
  • Senti - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Drivers: they are both awful. Yesterday great nVidia drivers two times bluescreened me in one morning out of absolutely nowhere. Reply
  • BishopLord - Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - link

    Didn't bluescreen me. I could say the same about AMD Drivers (when I used the AMD card, 4850 and 5850) every single day I'm on the computer I would get "video driver crashed". WTF? It wasn't like it was just one PC, it happened on two separate PC's. Could have been the damn card, but oh well, right?

    Besides, I invested a lot of money in Nvidia 3D Vision. AMD cards won't work with this. I'm very happy with the Nvidia cards I have and will never go back to AMD (with the exception of my netbook because it has a built in AMD GPU).
    Reply
  • wavetrex - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    I agree, AMD's 7000 generation is (slightly) better in (almost) every possible way
    The only thing they have trouble is Crossfire ... but seriously, that's a very-very small part of the market (people with multiple videocards).
    1. AMD's cards are a bit cheaper at the same performance, or a bit faster at the same price (Also have bigger, faster memory buffers, which will be essential for new games with more textures)
    2. AMD's game bundle is much more delicious
    3. AMD has MUCH better compute power right now (which gets used more and more... OpenCL on Kepler is a joke...)
    4. AMD already has the next generation architecture ready (8000 series, which will most likely come before the end of the year)... nVidia is still waiting for new process node, that will take a while.

    I am not a fanboy, just stating the facts... NV needs to get their heads out of the sand (read: Mobile space) and continue competing properly in desktop/mobile high-performance space, or they will keep losing market-share rapidly )
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  • Hrel - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Agreed, I can't make a single Nvidia recommendation right now on Desktop. Laptop sure, AMD still has switching issues. Where Optimus works great. But that's not really such a big deal. Kinda happy to see it though, cause Intel if just WALLOPING AMD on CPU's. Reply
  • chizow - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    1. Titan > All
    2. True.
    3. Titan > All. Not sure about the state of OpenCL on Titan, but serious compute users are using CUDA anyways.
    4. 8000 series is a rebrand for AMD (fact) while there are rumors Nvidia is ramping up a Kepler refresh 700 series line-up in time for Computex in early June.
    Reply
  • D3m - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Are you sure HD 8000 is a rebrand? And what compute users are using CUDA? Reply
  • wavetrex - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - link

    Titan is an ultra overpriced card. At 650$ it would be great, awesome, the best card ever. At 1000$ is just an apple-type ripoff.
    nNidia itself is switching to OpenCL :) CUDA was nice, but it's slowly and surely becoming outdated (just like it happens with every other proprietary technology in the history of computing)
    Heck, there are even here a lot of articles in which various AAA software (like Adobe Photoshop or Aftereffects are switching/using OpenCL in their latest versions to accelerate processing). And more and more software pop-up and take advantage of this extra computing horespower.
    Sure, Titan is more powerful... but again, 1000$ ... HELL NO.

    8000 Is not rebrand, it's GCN 2.0 (tuned/optimized), start googling for that info. There's already a card out which is using GCN 2.0 ... Radeon 7790, which is NOT a rebrand and NOT a higher clocked 7770.

    Please research your facts next time, ktnxbye.
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