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AMD Launches Never Settle: Space Edition Game Bundle

In addition to officially announcing the Radeon R9 285 graphics card, on Tuesday, AMD also revealed a new Never Settle bundle: the Never Settle: Space Edition. This bundle includes Alien: Isolation, and the Mustang Omega Variant Racer from Accelerated Mass Design in Star Citizen. Customers will also have access to Star Citizen's first two modules.

The new Radeon R9 285 graphics card will likely fall within the Gold Reward group, along with the R9 295X2, the R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280X and R9 280. This group's Reward coupon provides three choices out of twenty-nine in AMD's library including Alien: Isolation, Thief, Dirt 3 and many more.

AMD customers purchasing an R9 270X, R9 270, R7 260X or the R7 260 will receive a Silver reward, allowing them to choose two free titles from the Never Settle library. Those who purchase an R7 250X, R7 250 or R7 240 will get a Bronze Reward voucher for one PC game.

"Today marks a very important day for AMD graphics. We're introducing the most compelling product in the market for high resolution gaming with the Radeon R9 285 GPU, and also continuing our dedication to AMD's Unified Gaming Strategy, with the newest 'Never Settle' bundle," said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president, Computing and Graphics Business, AMD.

AMD launched the Radeon R9 285 graphics card on Tuesday, promising fluid gameplay with the ultimate settings turned on and the resolution set at 1080p "and beyond." The specifications show 3.29 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power, 1,792 streaming processor units, up to a 918 MHz engine clock, 2 GB of DDR5 memory, and a memory clock speed of up to 5.5 Gbps.

The new Radeon card supports Project FeeSync, which is a move to take advantage of industry standards to deliver dynamic refresh rates. (For more on FreeSync, check out our coverage here and here.) The new card also supports AMD's Mantle API, OpenGL 4.3 and DirectX 12 as well as TrueAudio technology and Eyefinity technology.

AMD's Radeon R9 285 card is available now for $249. Alien: Isolation won't arrive until October 7.

AMD first announced the Radeon R9 285 earlier this month; our full review is here.

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  • nismo303
    Packed with Alien: Isolation, the R9 285 comes down to a $209 price tag. STEAL
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  • toneill-1952
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  • alidan
    yea, got a 280x thinking it would be a good gameing card and video rendering card... well 1 of 2 isnt bad, than a never settle came out a week after i got mine...
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  • photonboy
    Never Settle already exists with different bundles and the R9-280X should have access to the Silver Tier so you can select two games such as Sniper Elite III and Tomb Raider.

    So this is just a different package. If you haven't redeemed your codes do it ASAP. I'm unsure if ALL stores offer the Never Settle deal or not but I'd investigate that if you didn't see any codes or info when you bought a recent AMD card.
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  • SlySi84
    My R9 280X came with a gold reward. The addition of these 2 titles makes the gold reward much better. Now if only I could give back Murdered : Soul Suspect!! ;)
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  • SlySi84
    My R9 280X came with a gold reward. The addition of these 2 titles makes the gold reward much better. Now if only I could give back Murdered : Soul Suspect!! ;)
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  • Ninjawithagun
    AMD's Free Sync is a hoax. It was recently revealed that special hardware is actually required inside the monitor in order for Free Sync to actually work. This in turn makes Free Sync capable monitors just as expensive as Nvidia's G-Sync equipped monitors. What AMD doesn't want everyone to know is that Free Sync is actually not their idea at all, but is part of DisplayPort 1.2a and 1.3 standard capabilities to allow for full duplex communication between the monitor and graphics card. Bottom line, AMD was caught lieing about Free Sync and is now trying to cover it up.
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  • justmark81
    Is the star citizen just a beta package? or am i able to play the full game on release. AAA title sounds like full release to me. Or not?
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