This week, AMD launched a Far Cry 5 Standard Edition bundle for select pre-built PCs with a Radeon RX Vega 56, RX Vega 64, or RX 580, active now and running through May 20th, 2018. Launching on March 27, Far Cry 5 includes several AMD GPU specific optimizations such as Rapid Packed Math support for Radeon RX Vega cards and shader intrinsics support for all Radeon RX cards. For the former, Far Cry 5 joins Wolfenstein II as the second game to support that feature.

Under normal circumstances, pre-built computers from system integrators are not appealing to those in the market for only a graphics card. However, in today’s time of graphics card scarcity, it may be a reasonable alternative to self-building a system and paying cryptocurrency mining inflated prices in the process. Still, to see a video card game bundle program at a time like this is a bit surprising, to say the least, and it's not clear whether AMD is doing this to shift demand to pre-builts, to shift demand from NVIDIA and to AMD cards within the pre-built ecosystem, or if there's another factor at play altogether.

A number of system builders in the US, Latin America, EMEA, and APJ are participating; for the US, the following vendors are participating in this bundle:

  • AVA Direct
  • CyberPowerPC*
  • Cybertron PC*
  • Digital Storm
  • Extreme PC
  • Falcon Northwest
  • iBuyPower*
  • Maingear
  • OriginPC
  • Puget Systems
  • Velocity Micro
  • Xidax
  • Xotic

Starred system builders are also participating in the 2018 AMD4U Square Enix Collective and Adobe promotion, which runs until April 27. A wide range of products are eligible for the different AMD4U rewards, and details can be found on the Terms and Conditions.

Far Cry 5 coupon codes must be redeemed through an AMD Rewards account before July 15, 2018. The AMD Rewards account will need to be linked to an Uplay account for Far Cry 5 Standard Edition. Game redemption will not be available until date of launch (March 27, 2018).

A full list of participating vendors and further details can be found on the bundle’s Terms and Conditions. Be sure to verify the participation of any vendors purchased from as AMD will not give codes for purchases made from non-participating sellers.

Source: AMD



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  • jordanclock - Friday, March 02, 2018 - link

    So GPU prices are too high, so you decide that means buying a MacBook, Xbox One X and Switch is better? You paid more for those devices and potentially rebuying your games than cost above MSRP would be.

    Also, Nvidia and AMD have NOTHING to do with the price of graphics cards right now. GPU production is far less of a bottleneck than RAM production. Just look at the cost system memory, where every kit is more expensive now than a year ago.
  • peterfares - Friday, March 02, 2018 - link

    You can't bring logic in with mac people ;) Reply
  • Urthor - Saturday, March 10, 2018 - link

    We still don't know if these prices will last once the new generation comes in. The sole reason GPUs could be this high is nobody wants to sit on inventory when Turing/Ampere hits, maybe NVIDIA will just scale production massively and cards will be available at MSRP Reply
  • Hurr Durr - Friday, March 02, 2018 - link

    There was this meme with a photo of an empty room and a caption "room full of people who care". Reply
  • Gigaplex - Saturday, March 03, 2018 - link

    Adding more CPU cores to a laptop won't get you a better GPU. Reply
  • Holliday75 - Saturday, March 03, 2018 - link

    With a name like teamswitcher I am guessing this is more about getting sorely needed attention and less about logic. Reply

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