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Report: Green Light for Never Settle Bundle for AMD R200s

By - Source: WCCF Tech | B 16 comments

It seems that the Never Settle bundles from AMD might be making their way to the R200 series graphics cards as well!

According to a report from WCCF Tech, AMD's VP of sales has confirmed that the Never Settle bundles will be coming to the just-announced R200 series graphics cards. The report doesn't give a date as to when they will arrive, but it expects it to be soon.

The report indicates that the previous Never Settle bundles helped the sales of the Radeon HD 7000 series cards so much that "a repeat for the R200 Series is a no-brainer for AMD."

The basic system will remain the same, giving either Bronze, Silver, or Gold rewards, allowing you to choose one, two, or three games, respectively, from a list of games from which to pick per class.

Also, and this is not the first time that it's been heard, AMD might be making Battlefield 4 an option for the Never Settle bundles included with the R200 series graphics cards.

Sadly, none of this is confirmed yet, so be sure to take it all with a grain of salt.

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    Sid Jeong , October 17, 2013 3:06 PM
    ...so what about people already bought the card?
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    shikamaru31789 , October 17, 2013 3:24 PM
    I really hope that both of those rumors are true, I'd love to buy a Rx 200 series card and get Battlefield 4 with it.
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    jktmstokes1 , October 17, 2013 3:26 PM
    What if you already have a Gold code and haven't used it... I wonder if there will be new tier for the newer cards? If Gold is Gold and BF4 is another Gold-only option, no matter the card. This is what I hope for, as this is what I've been saving my code for. Saints Row 4 and BF4 plus another game off that list? Amazing value with a powercolor 7950.

    I was thinking about getting a 290x, so I wonder if this means the never settle forever bundle will be extended? The card I have says it ends December 31st. A possible scenario would be that the newer cards get a card with an extended date, so better games in the future (past december) may be added. Who knows. all conjecture as of now.
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    jktmstokes1 , October 17, 2013 3:27 PM
    Still... doesn't make since that they'd add BF4 when they made such a big deal out of it being bundled with the 290x... When I saw that bundle I immediately thought that it was out of the question to be added to the never settle bundle. Who knows, still holding out hope.
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    loops , October 17, 2013 3:30 PM
    If bf4 comes with a 280x, it am getting one. They need to say so soon so I can cancel my preorder.
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    pyromanicadeluxe , October 17, 2013 3:37 PM
    I hope that they introduce this within the next 30 days to I can return my card to newegg and reorder....bastards!
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    jktmstokes1 , October 17, 2013 4:15 PM
    I highly doubt any announcements will be made until BF4 comes out, or at the very least the 290x comes out, a day before. Wouldn't be surprised if it takes more than 30 days though. Which is why i'm holding out until more announcements are made and more information becomes available.
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    dgingeri , October 17, 2013 4:20 PM
    I haven't seen a video card yet with free games of any type I actually want. I just got a second GTX680, and it came with free Batman: Arkham Origins, and I just don't want it. It's not my type of game. I've had free games with video cards dating back over a decade, and I pretty much have just given them to my nephew. I have yet to see one of value to me. None of these look any good either.
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    jktmstokes1 , October 17, 2013 5:43 PM
    The bundle as it is set is pretty dated and not interesting. But free games on top of a cheaper card, who can complain.
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    jktmstokes1 , October 17, 2013 6:08 PM
    NVIDIA responds http://www.gamefront.com/nvidia-gameworks-program-new-holiday-bundles/
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    silicondoc_85 , October 17, 2013 8:45 PM
    Well who can complain ? AMD has done something that is actually good for gamers trying to dump their piece of crap cards - well at least they are trying since coding drivers is something they continuously fail to do properly.

    I do have to wonder how much they have to beg the game makers for the cheap subsidy, though. Might not be good in the long run for the companies that create our gaming content. I guess they have to suffer for amd's repeated failures, too.

    Also, since the cards suck and too many know it, it's a rather underhanded way to get sales, a sort of pathetic cry for help. I mean it's nice to get "free games", but probably not so much with the crashing piece of crap amd cards.

    Oh, was I complaining ? How about that.
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    jktmstokes1 , October 17, 2013 8:56 PM
    Let's be open minded here and not too overly irrational.. Sounds like you've had some bad experiences, which always cloud ones perception of a product. I'm the same way, though I try not to be that way. I have a computer with an Nvidia GPU and a Computer with an AMD GPU, and while I do agree, Nvidia is leaps and bounds better with drivers and support, plus the GeForce Experience app is killer, the AMD cards aren't as dreadful as you claim. Actually I see positive takes on them quite frequently. I've had no bad experiences and I do enjoy the lower prices plus the game bundles.

    The link I posted before your post shows the NVIDIA too is going with a games bundled scenario. It's just added incentive, not some plea for help. NVIDIA and AMD both have their strengths and weaknesses, too take it past that, to an extreme, is just a display of irrationality on some level.
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    spyguy001 , October 22, 2013 4:06 AM
    Who knows? Battlefied 4 may just have a platinum tier of its own.

    Now we wait...
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    jktmstokes1 , October 22, 2013 4:48 PM
    ^^^ This. I was just thinking this earlier. Too bad AMD plays it all so close to the vest.
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    Scrapy , October 24, 2013 5:57 AM
    Has anybody got an idea of when the bundle is coming? Are we talking days, weeks or even months? I need a new GPU next week...