If you’re thinking of taking the plunge with AMD for your new processor or graphics card, perhaps with the swiftly incoming Black Friday in mind as a good time to make a move, then some new promo deals are giving away top-class games for free.
If you buy an AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation processor or an AMD Radeon graphics card, you'll be able to claim some free games, including Borderlands 3 and The Outer Worlds. And, if you buy both an AMD Ryzen processor and a Radeon GPU, you'll be able to get three games. The best part? These promotions will remain live until the end of the year (December 31).
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First up, AMD’s Radeon ‘Raise the Game’ bundle means those who purchase a Radeon RX 5700 series, RX 590, RX 580 or RX 570 graphics card – or certain Radeon-powered desktop PCs or laptops – can choose between a PC copy of either Borderlands 3 or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
And the Ryzen ‘Equipped to Win’ bundle gives purchasers of a Ryzen 7 3700X, Ryzen 5 3600X, Ryzen 7 2700X or Ryzen 7 2700 processor a choice of either Borderlands 3 or The Outer Worlds for free.
If you step up and buy a Ryzen 7 3800X or any Ryzen 9 3000 series chip, you’ll get both Borderlands 3 and The Outer Worlds (although at least right now, it’ll likely be challenging to even find the 3900X on sale – and the flagship 3950X isn’t out until November).
So, you can probably see where this is going if you want all three of those games. AMD fans who buy both a Ryzen 9 3000 or Ryzen 7 3800X CPU along with a Radeon RX 5700 GPU, or RX 590, RX 580, or RX 570 graphics card get the full trio: Borderlands 3, Ghost Recon Breakpoint and The Outer Worlds.
Buy any of the above graphics cards with a Ryzen 7 3700X, Ryzen 5 3600X, Ryzen 7 2700X or 2700 processor and you can have your pick of two games from those three.
Borderlands 3 is already out – offering a “rollicking good time”, as our review concluded – and you’ll get the other games after they launch, which is on October 4 for Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and October 25 in the case of The Outer Worlds.
As an added bonus, all these bundles come with a free three-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass for PC, so you can give that a spin.
There are bound to be some solid deals on Ryzen 3rd-gen chips and AMD Navi graphics cards come Black Friday, given that they’ve now been out for a while – although certainly in the case of the former, we’re expecting that still excellent Ryzen 2nd-generation chips will get some even more tempting seriously beefy discounts.