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AMD Never Settle Forever Program Finally Announced

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The Never Settle Forever program lets customers choose their free game.

Now that the NDA has been lifted, we can finally talk about AMD's Never Settle Forever program. It was originally introduced to us during E3 2013 back in June, and offers three tiers of rewards when purchasing AMD hardware: Gold, Silver and Bronze offering three, two and one free game, respectively, from a set list of AMD-optimized titles.

According to AMD, customers purchasing the AMD Radeon HD 7790 or the Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition card will fall within the Bronze tier. This will allow owners to choose one free game from a library of six including Sleeping Dogs, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Far Cry 3, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Dirt 3 or Dirt Showdown.

Those who purchase an AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series graphics card will fall within the Silver tier. As previously stated, this offers two free games from a larger library of eight including Hitman Absolution, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Devil May Cry, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Sleeping Dogs, Dirt 3, Far Cry 3 and Dirt Showdown.

Finally there's the Gold tier which allows customers to choose three games when they purchase an AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, Radeon HD 7970 or Radeon HD 7950 graphics card. This library of nine games consists of Tomb Raider, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Hitman Absolution, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Devil May Cry, Dirt 3, Sleeping Dogs, Dirt Showdown and Far Cry 3.

The digital or in-box coupons supplied by these cards are good until December 31, 2013, and can be used at the company's new "Radeon Rewards" redemption portal. They're also good for one transaction, but they don't need to be used immediately: gamers can hold on to them in anticipation of new titles entering the program before the end of the year.

To celebrate the launch, the Radeon RAMDisk software price will be temporarily knocked down a notch to $8.99 USD (typically $10) for those participating in the rewards program. This application will dynamically harness unused RAM to "dramatically" improve load and execution times. Gamers of any tier will be offered the exclusive discount upon redeeming their coupon.

"AMD has numerous close ISV partnerships with the world’s top game developers and we are thrilled to collaborate with them to the benefit of gamers," said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. "But the ‘Never Settle Forever’ program is an entirely new dimension of that commitment, as it pioneers the concept of a completely customizable game bundle. For the very first time, gamers can assemble their own perfect bundle from a vast catalog of games optimized for AMD technology."

AMD said on Wednesday that it will be showcasing the titles in its "Never Settle Forever" program at Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany. For more information about the Never Settle Forever bundle, head here.

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    m32 , August 14, 2013 10:59 AM
    I'm not going to complain about free games.
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    m32 , August 14, 2013 10:59 AM
    I'm not going to complain about free games.
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    spartanmk2 , August 14, 2013 11:00 AM
    I like this. Wish Nvidia would do something similar.
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    matter37 , August 14, 2013 11:15 AM
    The previous Never Settle was better, in my opinion. It is cool that you get to chose from some games, but the list is quite limited.
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    matter37 , August 14, 2013 11:15 AM
    The previous Never Settle was better, in my opinion. It is cool that you get to chose from some games, but the list is quite limited.
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    Immaculate , August 14, 2013 11:51 AM
    Why did they remove Bioshock and Crysis?
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    CheesyHotDogPuff , August 14, 2013 12:01 PM
    Damnit, I just bought my 7850 2 days ago, and I got was a lousy tomb raider game.
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    Immaculate , August 14, 2013 12:19 PM
    Why did they remove Bioshock and Crysis?
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    gm0n3y , August 14, 2013 12:23 PM
    As long as this doesn't impact the hardware prices then why not. I'm not really very excited about any of those games, but free makes them a good value.
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    Novuake , August 14, 2013 12:24 PM
    About bloody time too.
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    Novuake , August 14, 2013 12:25 PM
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    Damnit, I just bought my 7850 2 days ago, and I got was a lousy tomb raider game.


    Get off my planet!!! :D 

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    JPNpower , August 14, 2013 1:12 PM
    Dear amd, advertise the hell out of it and you will most certainly succeed. Otherwise, you'd just be handing out money for nothing.

    Oh and put F1 etc on the list. Not all gamers care about violence and killing and stuff.
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    DeizelVolt , August 14, 2013 1:42 PM
    Can't argue with that now.
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    OcelotRex , August 14, 2013 2:06 PM
    It's always nice to get free games; however, these titles don't represent a HUGE value. Tomb Raider was on sale last month twice for $10. I just picked up Crysis 3 (not on the list but was included in the bundles last time) for $13. Each game in reality it worth between $10-20 dollars if you're activily shopping for them. In my opinion that's not worth picking up year old hardware instead of Nvidia's offerings unless you're grabbing the Sapphire or XFX 7950 that's been on sale for $200 or the 7970 that was on sale this week for 289.99. If those are included in this deal it's a no brainer to go AMD for excellent value.
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    piklar , August 14, 2013 9:29 PM
    Its a brilliant marketing strategy with decent games on offer, be interesting to see if Nvidia comes up with a never settle version of their own..
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    renz496 , August 14, 2013 10:31 PM
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    Its a brilliant marketing strategy with decent games on offer, be interesting to see if Nvidia comes up with a never settle version of their own..


    i don't think nvidia will offer something similar to amd never settle bundle but i think they will keep doing what the did in the past: bundling their hardware at least with one game. the latest one is they bundling Splinter Cell Blacklist Deluxe Edition (+ Splinter Cell Conviction) with the purchase of 660 and above for 600 series and 760 and above for 700 series. the never settle program really did get nvidia off guard when amd able to catch most of the triple A title late last year/early this year.
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    somebodyspecial , August 15, 2013 3:02 AM
    AMD announces "we never will make money forever because we have to give free games away to sell a card" program...

    I hope NV does not do this. This is exactly why the gpu division make ZERO dollars now vs. last year. Pull your heads out of your butt AMD. Quit losing money. To accomplish this goal you have to charge more for your products (which NV will follow immediately, they like money for R&D too, along with profits), and quit giving out free stuff. It's that simple.

    Don't you "lovers of free stuff and price cuts" realize AMD is making NO MONEY? They just lost another 74million. How much do they have to lose before you start worrying about an NV only world with GTX650's going for $400 and Titan's costing $2000? If you want cheap games join steam, gog etc. We don't need AMD giving away top priced games that you can get elsewhere in a few months for $10 (without breaking AMD).

    As much as I hate higher prices, I also realize the LOW prices are killing AMD. Again I say, THEY ARE LOSING MONEY!!! If you love AMD you'd better start asking for HIGHER prices and NO GAMES! I'm confused how people on a tech site don't seem to understand simple economics. A business can't make money by giving free stuff out, and offering products at stupid pricing.

    Nvidia isn't screwing us either. They are making far less per quarter than they did in 2007 or so (about 1/2 roughly). Guess what less profits means? Less R&D spent on the next gens or the ones after that for better gpus/cpus/socs. Get it?
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    spentshells , August 15, 2013 4:09 AM
    I love it, somehow with the original never settle after buying a 7850 1GB for 159 I got
    Sleeping dogs
    Tomb Raider
    Bioshock Infinite
    Far Cry Blood Dragon
    Someone at the store I went to likes me
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    theclouds , August 15, 2013 10:14 AM
    Like everyone said so far. I'm not complaining about free games. Yes, I know a lot of people were expecting Watch Dogs or BF4, BUT let's not be greedy. Consider the alternative = No games whatsoever. AMD has its ups and downs. This is mostly definitely one of its ups. I really hope AMD is making money on this, because without AMD there won't be competition.
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    sanilmahambre , August 19, 2013 11:11 AM
    What! no watch dogs and BF4?
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    jaguarskx , August 19, 2013 1:28 PM
    I wanted BF5, Crysis 4, and Mass Effect 4.

    :( 
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