Coinciding with this week’s launch of the GeForce 800M series, NVIDIA is back in the saddle with another set of bundles to help promote GeForce video card and laptop sales.

Replacing the Assassin’s Creed IV bundle that had been running for the last couple of months, NVIDIA’s spring bundle will be a two tier affair. For purchasers of the GeForce GTX 660/760 and above, NVIDIA will be including a voucher for a Steam copy of the survival horror game Daylight.

Daylight is a game we have admittedly not heard much about thus far, but a bit of research tells us that it comes from Zombie Studios, the developers responsible for the Spec Ops and Blacklight series of games, among others. More excitingly, this will be the first game released that uses Unreal Engine 4, coming out ahead of other titles such as Epic’s own Fortnite. Daylight is set to retail for $15, so this won’t be quite as aggressive a bundle that the outgoing AC4 bundle was.

NVIDIA Spring 2014 Game Bundles
Video Card Bundle
GeForce GTX
760/770/780/780Ti/Titan
660/660Ti/670/680/690
Daylight
GeForce GTX 650/650Ti/750/750Ti $150 Free-To-Play
(Warface, Heroes of Newerth, Path of Exile)
Select GTX 700M/800M-based Notebooks $150 Free-To-Play
(Warface, Heroes of Newerth, Path of Exile)
GeForce GT 640 (& Below) None

Meanwhile for customers purchasing GTX 650 and GTX 750 series cards, along with “select GTX 700M/800M-based notebooks,” NVIDIA is launching another one of their free-to-play currency bundles.  This spring F2P bundle will be for Warface, Heroes of Newerth, and Path of Exile, with NVIDIA providing a voucher good for $50 of currency in each game. At $150 the retail value of this bundle technically exceeds the value of the cards it’s bundled with, but it goes without saying that NVIDIA is clearly not paying retail prices here. Whereas the fact that they’re offering this bundle with laptop sales is quite interesting, since NVIDIA doesn’t typically promote laptop sales in this manner.

Finally, as always, these bundles are being distributed in voucher from, with retailers and etailers providing vouchers with qualifying purchases. So buyers will want to double check whether their purchase includes a voucher for either of the above deals. Checking NVIDIA’s terms and conditions, the codes from this bundle are only good through May 31st, so we don’t expect this bundle will run any longer than 2 months.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • ImSpartacus - Friday, March 14, 2014 - link

    These seems kinda meh.

    It's almost like Nvidia feels pressured to provide SOME kind of game with their GPUs.
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  • Jon Tseng - Friday, March 14, 2014 - link

    Yup.

    Yeah. There's basically an inverse correlation between competitiveness of GPU vendor and generosity of bundle.

    The logic is when you are behind and your product as strong as the opposition (AMD a couple of years ago) you bundle to compensate.

    However when your product lineup is strong and you are killing it, no need to throw in freebies!

    J
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  • Mathos - Friday, March 14, 2014 - link

    Not really, unless you're completely blind, Nvidia isn't killing it. Had they not released the 780ti, they'd be handily in second place. Don't forget, the 290x was able to solidly beat the 780 and Titan in most cases. The reality is, were it not for the wonky price inflation due to crypto coin miners in the US, pricing on AMD's cards puts them as faster at generally any given price point. They just need to work on getting power usage down.

    Far as bundles go, even when they were getting solidly beaten, Nvidia always has been stingy with bundling games. And if they did, it's going to have the Nvidia the way it's meant to be played logo right at the start, which is becoming much less common these days. Those F2P vouchers likely don't cost Nvidia much of anything. Since as far as the game devs are concerned it's an easy way to draw new possible customers in. The only one out of that bundle that's decent though is Path of Exile, and thats only if you're into diabloesque style games. Was unimpressed when I beta tested Warface. It'd be one thing if they were pushing good f2p's like War Frame or War Thunder, Mechwarrior Online, etc.
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  • nevertell - Friday, March 14, 2014 - link

    Having the fastest flagship does not mean that the company is doing good by any means. Reply
  • hpglow - Friday, March 14, 2014 - link

    I can go buy a nvidia card for retail or less. AMD on the other hand is making money from crypto miners. So right now its hard to tell if AMD is competitive from a gaming standpoint when I we can't buy one for a price comparable to most nvidia cards. Once the 280 and 290 come down from the stratusphere they will go on my radar. Reply
  • Hameedo - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    @Mathos, Are you high? Assassin's Creed 4, Batman Origins, Call Of Duty Ghosts, Splinter Cell Black List, Metro Last Light, Titanfall, Watch_Dogs, Bureau XCOM, Remember Me, Hawken, Warframe, NeverWinter, ElderScrolls Online .. All of these are TWIMTBP games, NVIDIA practically flooded the market last year with it's games!

    And NVIDIA is killing it as always, their market share is 65%, just like last year.
    Reply
  • patrickjp93 - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    You're high. Nvidia just took the cryptocoin mining crown from AMD and both AMD and Intel know it. With the Maxwell independent CPUs onboard the cards and with the superior performance per watt, NVIDIA is going to steal the only market AMD had solidly wrapped up. AMD is floundering and done unless they scrap GCN for something 50% more efficient. Reply
  • inorbital - Saturday, March 15, 2014 - link

    Agreed Nvidia is killin itttttt. Look at Nvidia stock vs. AMD... lol pwnd. Reply
  • Ammaross - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - link

    You don't look at stock prices, you look at Market Cap. Either way, AMD is still outmatched sadly. Reply
  • patrickjp93 - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - link

    AMD will remain outmatched. Their performance per watt is a shoddy 18% less than NVIDIA, and with the maxwell and volta architectures coming out, AMD is going to lose for a decade. None of their upcoming architectures have the performance per watt nvidia does nor the ability to cool their cards as well. Nvidia cards can be overclocked to almost 200% if you know what you're doing. AMD even with a refrigerated oil bath is going to burn out. Reply

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