AMD Launches Updated “Raise the Game” Game Bundle for Radeon RX 5500 & RX 5700 Seriesby Ryan Smith on February 4, 2020 4:30 PM EST
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Following last month’s launch of the new Radeon RX 5600 series of video cards, AMD is not done tweaking their product stacks quite yet. Today the company is launching an updated series of Raise the Game game bundles, which will see multiple games bundled with both Radeon RX 5500 and RX 5700 series cards, as well as OEM systems including those cards.
AMD’s latest game bundle is one of the biggest ones in a while from the GPU manufacturer, and is a bit surprising in just how many games they’re bundling with the cheaper Radeon RX 5500 XT. The updated bundle sees the value line of cards come with three games: Resident Evil 3, Warcraft III: Reforged, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. For the RX 5500 this replaces the earlier bundle that was in place when that card launched in December, and is a notably larger bundle than that single-game Monster Hunter World offer.
|AMD "Raise the Game" Bundles|
(incl. systems and OEMs)
|Radeon RX 5700 XT||Monster Hunder World: Iceborn Master Edition
Resident Evil 3
Xbox Game Pass for PC (3 Months Free )
|Radeon RX 5700|
|Radeon RX 5600 XT||Xbox Game Pass for PC (3 Months Free )|
|Radeon RX 5500 XT
Radeon RX 5500
Radeon RX 5500M
|Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Resident Evil 3
Warcraft III: Reforged
Xbox Game Pass for PC (3 Months Free )
Radeon RX 590 & Below
|Xbox Game Pass for PC (3 Months Free )|
Meanwhile the Radeon RX 5700 series gets a game bundle as well, but one that’s not quite so lucrative. The RX 5700 series now comes with Monster Hunter World: Iceborn Master Edition, as well as Resident Evil 3. AMD’s high-end cards haven’t previously been offered with a proper game bundle, so this is a first for those cards.
Along with discrete video card purchases, these bundles are valid for OEM systems as well. So as with standalone cards, AMD’s partners will also be bundling these games with desktops and laptops that are using 5500/5700 series video cards, including the Radeon RX 5500M series.
In fact, the only current-generation Radeon product that’s not getting covered by a new bundle is the recently-launched Radeon RX 5600 series. The cheapest of the Navi 10-based cards, AMD has been playing a very careful game there to grab a piece of the mainstream video card market without undermining their own pricing and profit margins by too much. So it would seem that AMD is happy to leave the RX 5600 XT where it is, without a bundle.
Overall, AMD’s latest bundle seems to be a reaction to recent launches and price cuts within the GPU sphere. The launch of the Radeon RX 5600 XT combined with NVIDIA’s recent price cut to the GeForce RTX 2060 has put a lot of pressure on the market, especially around the $300 price point. And while the affected AMD cards are all well above or below this point, it may be a sign that AMD is a bit worried about what these events mean for their other cards, leading to the company taking some steps to improve their value propositions without making significant price adjustments.
The current bundle offers are set to run through April 25th, 2020, or until AMD runs out of vouchers. As always, you can check AMD’s website for a complete list of participating retailers and OEMs, along with information on how to redeem the vouchers.
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Alistair - Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - linkI guess these bundles don't cost much. The RX 5500 XT desperately needs a $10 price cut for the 4GB model, and $20 for the 8GB model. It isn't as good a deal as the 1650 Super or the old 8GB Radeon cards. So we get this instead, I guess. Weird.
Sttm - Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - linkSo the worst reviewed game of all time, the game that made Ubisoft abandon their open world gameplay model after several successful years, and a remake of Resident Evil.
Ooof... not great.
Alistair - Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - linkWarcraft 3 is a fun game, ignore review bombing by users, critics gave it a mid level score. It just is disappointing that after all the money spent it is basically just a texture pack and new models. Even the animations are still locked to 30 fps and the controls in multiplayer are not good (like Starcraft 1, this is no Starcraft 2).
Resident Evil 2 remake was one of the best games last year. That is a game that shows Blizzard what is possible.
Ubisoft, no comment. It's ... fine.
Qasar - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - linkwar3 reforged is more then that.. updated it to more reflect what has transpired in WoW as well...
Alistair - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - linkno sadly those improvements were cancelled
i was just bummed that they didn't increase animation speed to FPS speed, and maybe use the Starcraft 2 engine
Qasar - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - linkheh... ive been playing it for the last few days....
Gich - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - link"Fans" asked not mess with the original story and gameplay, so plans were "dialed back".
It's not a ramake, it's the same old engine updated to handle more pixels.
I'd love they get the SC2 engine... but I was into minority.
Alistair - Thursday, February 6, 2020 - linkme too brother, still having fun with the old campaign though
keristerzt - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - linkNah, User EULA and over-banned complaints, refund request, censored contents and Graphics quality has been downgrade not as promised in 2018, W3R is a real shame to the gaming industry so that why users (mostly hardcore fan) are hoarding them with 0 scores.
Gich - Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - linkBans were for profanity.
Refunds are there.
Cutscenes were remade more in line with the originale instead of the "movie look" after "hardcore fans" protested at BlizzCon 2018.
Also review bombing undermine the rightful complains... it's childish.