NVIDIA To Bundle GeForce Maxwell Graphics Cards With The Division, AMD Bundles Radeon 390 Series Cards With Hitman

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Feb 15, 2016
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In February, GPU makers will be issuing the second round of game bundles for their graphics cards this year which will include some of the latest upcoming titles. The game bundles will be issued by both, NVIDIA and AMD on a select range of graphics cards. The titles include the highly anticipated Tom Clancy’s: The Division and Hitman 2016.

NVIDIA Bundles GeForce With The Division, AMD Bundles Radeon With Hitman 2016

In January 2016, NVIDIA announced their Rise of the Tomb Raider bundle which was redeemable with GeForce cards based on the Maxwell architecture. Rise of the Tomb Raider came with a range of tweaking options that included NVIDIA’s HBAO+ technology and AMD’s TressFX 3.0 hair render. All combined, Rise of the Tomb Raider is one of the most gorgeous games available to play in 2016. AMD on to other hand extended their Star Wars: Battlefront bundle and added the Fury X to the promo too. Star Wars: Battlefront itself is the most graphically intensive titles available on PCs which utilizes the updated Frostbite 3 engine to showcase the gigantic maps of the Star Wars universe in glorified detail.

Tom Clancy’s The Division Bundle With NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Cards:

NVIDIA GeForce The Division Bundle

Image Credits: Videocardz

In the upcoming weeks, NVIDIA and AMD plan to renew their game bundles. The NVIDIA side of things will be updated with the Tom Clancy’s The Division title which is an online open world RPG set in the city of New York where an epidemic has brought upon a crisis like situation and being part of the Strategic Homeland Division (SHD), you must combat the threats of both rival factions and the epidemic in the city. The Division bundle will be available on several GeForce cards which include the GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards and the GeForce GTX 970M or GeForce GTX 980M mobility graphics cards.

The promotion will run while supplies last and for a limited time. There will be selected retailers who will take part in the promo so do confirm whether your retailer is entitled to provide you the game before buying the graphics card. The bundle is expected to hit retailers shortly and it should also be mentioned that the BETA on PC begins on 19th February so players who want to play the game first hand can sign up for it at the following link: http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubi.com/game/en-us/beta/.

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Hitman 2016 Bundle With AMD Radeon Graphics Cards:

AMD Radeon Hitman 2016 Bundle

Image Credits: Sweclockers

The AMD graphics cards will also be receiving a new game bundle. While the Radeon R9 Fury series cards will get Star Wars: Battlefront promo up till 31st March 2016, the Radeon R9 390 series cards which include the R9 390X and the R9 390 will be getting the upcoming Hitman. The bundle is expected to hit retailers on February 16th, 2016 as reported by Sweclockers and will last up till 30th April 2016. Along with the graphics cards, AMD will also add select FX-6000 and FX-8000 series processors to the promo so buyers who get the new GPU and CPUs should ask for a free copy of Hitman when the bundle goes live, through participating retailers.

The upcoming Hitman is expected to feature the best implementation of DirectX 12 and Async Compute which will be great for Radeon graphics card that utilize hardware based Asynchronous shaders. At GDC 2016, AMD had the following to say:

“Hitman will leverage unique DX12 hardware found in only AMD Radeon GPUs—called asynchronous compute engines—to handle heavier workloads and better image quality without compromising performance. PC gamers may have heard of asynchronous compute already, and Hitman demonstrates the best implementation of this exciting technology yet. By unlocking performance in GPUs and processors that couldn’t be touched in DirectX 11, gamers can get new performance out of the hardware they already own.”

The game is due for release on March 11th, 2016 and will also have a BETA available on PC soon. The specs to play the game as recommended by the game developers are listed below:

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Hitman 2016:

MINIMUM:
OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7
Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870
DirectX: Version 11

RECOMMENDED:
OS: OS 64-bit Windows 7 / 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or Windows 10
Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
DirectX: Version 11

Tom Clancy’s The Division:

Minimum Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only).
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 | AMD FX-6100, or better.
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 with 2 GB VRAM (current equivalent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760) | AMD Radeon HD 7770 with 2 GB VRAM, or better.
  • Notebook support: Laptop models of these desktop cards may work as long as they are on-par in terms of performance with at least the minimum configuration.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive Space: 40 GB available space.
  • Optical Drive: DVD-ROM Dual Layer.
  • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller.
  • Multiplayer: Broadband connection with 256 kbps upstream, or faster.

Recommended Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 | AMD FX-8350, or better.
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 | AMD Radeon R9 290, or better.
  • Notebook support: Laptop models of these desktop cards may work as long as they are on-par in terms of performance with at least the minimum configuration.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive Space: 40 GB available space.
  • Optical Drive: DVD-ROM Dual Layer.
  • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller.
  • Multiplayer: Broadband connection with 512 kbps upstream, or faster.

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