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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rk_game_pc - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linki belief they r trying to clear the fx series cpus and r9 390 and some people will buy but majority of the people will not buy whn zen is around the corner , then again if they lower the price than who knows .
AMD plz release zen already am waiting
ImSpartacus - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkThe existence of this bundle means that we'll see both products continue to be sold for at least a few more months.
I wouldn't hold your breath for zen in 2016.
silverblue - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkWe're only in February. As with other promotions, wouldn't it just be in limited numbers?
Alexvrb - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkVery end of 2016, and probably only select models. But in the middle of the year we should see Polaris, and AM4 will drop soon and let people build a budget system that can later be upgraded to Zen. If you build anything AM3+ or FM2+ right now you better get a good deal because they are dead-end platforms.
rk_game_pc - Thursday, February 18, 2016 - linkYes they r dead socket except for some refresh model releasing right now but some got new architecture like the athlon II x4 845 with 5% more ipc and 65 watt TDP with new 95 watt cool thermal cooler .
cknobman - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkWell shoot I've been toying with the idea of buying a new Fury X GPU for 4k The Division gaming.
Bundling Hitman with one would have made my mind up.
extide - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkBetter re-read the article, then. Hitman is NOT included with R9 Fury series cards, only the 390/390x and the CPU's.
VoraciousGorak - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - link"would have"
I think he read it alright.
Sivar - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkI will still never give AMD another chance after repeated terrible experiences with their drivers, about one every 2 years, since the ATI Radeon 9800 (crashes, graphical glitches, in-setup BANNER ADS, astonishingly bad UIs).
Just today we ran into yet another problem with AMD video drivers: SQL Developer crashes when the mouse is moved over certain Java UI elements. After Googling for a while, he found this is a common problem and had downgrade his FireGL driver to an old Catalyst release.
nVidia drivers aren't perfect, but their driver teem appears to take at least some pride in their work.
MrCommunistGen - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - linkJust being a typo Nazi... teem -> team
Not going to argue your point. It is actually due to some silly driver bug that I thought my launch day HD7950 was dying and I replaced it with a GTX 970 that I bought from a friend for less than the current going rate (silly story there as well - he'd ordered 2 different models an MSI and an ASUS (?) and for some reason didn't want to return the second card). The really good price was my motivation for buying that specific card - not a desire to switch camps or upgrade performance. I figured I could always flip the card for a small profit later if I wanted to... then a month later "GTX 970-gate"/"3.5GB-gate" hit and GTX 970 prices fell through the floor. I decided to hold onto the card.
A a little while later I read in the Catalyst release notes that they'd addressed an issue with the display not waking up after it'd gone to sleep (my issue)... so there was nothing physically wrong with the card I'd replaced that I was otherwise still happy with. Ashamed with the whole mess I gifted the HD 7950 to a friend for his birthday.