AMD to Bundle New Hitman Game with Select FX CPUs and Radeon 390 Series Video Cardsby Anton Shilov on February 17, 2016 12:00 PM EST
AMD announced this week that it will bundle the full version of the new Hitman game with its Radeon R9 390-series graphics cards as well as FX 6000- and 8000-series microprocessors. The campaign will run in the U.S. as well as in the EMEA region.
To get a free copy of the full version of Hitman, you will need to buy an AMD Radeon R9 390/390X graphics card, an AMD FX 6000, 8000, or 9000-series microprocessor from a participating retailer starting from February 16, 2016, till April 30, 2016, or while supplies last. Vouchers can be redeemed until June 30, 2016. The new game will be officially released on March 11, 2016, but early buyers will be able to try beta version of the game on February 19 – 22.
As is frequently the case with these bundled games, Hitman will be making use of AMD technologies, in this case case implementing asynchronous shaders that take advantage of AMD’s ACE (asynchronous compute units) found in the GCN graphics processors in a bid to optimize performance under heavy loads. Footage and screenshots from Hitman that have demonstrated so far look rather impressive and the game will clearly take advantage of modern GPUs. AMD claims that the title has been developed with 4K displays in mind, which is a good news for those, who plan to play the title on their current high-end setups.
|AMD Current Game Bundles|
|Radeon R9 Fury/Nano Series Video Cards||None|
|Radeon R9 390 Series Video Cards||Hitman|
|Radeon R9 380 Series Video Cards||None|
|AMD FX 6000/8000/9000 Series CPUs||Hitman|
|AMD FX 4000 Series CPUs||None|
|AMD A Series APUs||None|
Terms and conditions of the new Gaming Evolved campaign in EMEA are located here, whereas details about the campaign in the U.S. are available at Newegg. If you are interested to get Hitman for free, you should make sure that you buy an appropriate product from a participating retailer (in EMEA).
Images by Square Enix/IO Interactive and AMD.
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Flunk - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkAre they going to release new FX CPUs that people might want to buy? Otherwise at the prices they're selling for right now some of these CPUs will actually be cheaper to buy than a copy of Hitman.
nandnandnand - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkDon't buy any AMD CPUs or GPUs until they have been updated to 14nm Zen and Polaris architectures respectively.
This deal can go in the bin.
xthetenth - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkDon't buy any GPUs until Polaris drops really. Good job AMD for picking a game that their hardware should excel on, I expect the 390s to murder their 970/980 counterparts in this.
If you actually need a new card right now, I can think of much worse choices.
SlowSpyder - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkI just bout an HP 8320E and R9 390... wonder if they'll do something for me?
ImSpartacus - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkWhat possessed you to buy an fx CPU in 2016? Have you seen a doctor recently?
SlowSpyder - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkI very much like my FX's, had a spare 990FX board laying around and needed another machine, might as well put the motherboard to use.
Flunk - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkA retailer near me is fire-saling the 8320E for $100, I could see why you might buy it at that price.
SlowSpyder - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkI paid more than that. I am perfectly happy with the purchase, with what I got for the price paid.
ImSpartacus - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkWhere's the love for fiji?
Hopefully this just the beginning of bundle season and fiji will get its share.
Or maybe fiji about to be replaced by a new gpu so it doesn't need a bundle...
Flunk - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkThe HBM means that they're not making a big profit on each unit.