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wirerogue November 2, 2012 02:52 PM

AMD's sneaky tactics!!!
i was all set to go team green for my next upgrade.

then AMD release some new drivers and an awesome game bundle.

next thing you know, i bought this Newegg.com - ASUS MATRIX-HD7970-P-3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

i sure hope i like it.

it was that damn game bundle. it was over powering. i couldn't help myself.

those dirty bastards.

jibz November 2, 2012 03:48 PM

Supporting your product isn't exactly sneaky tactics. Free performance upgrades is something I hope to expect from all hardware manufacturers.

Silvgearx November 2, 2012 04:25 PM

The AMD version of "the way its meant to be played." :haha:

BigPhatPaulie November 2, 2012 11:51 PM

Although that matrix card is BEAST no matter what chip is under that cooler

great_big_abyss November 3, 2012 03:35 AM

'Gaming Evolved' and 'Never Settle' are working their magic by pulling customers away from Team Green. Nice to see it working out for AMD.

Bond007 November 3, 2012 05:11 AM

I wouldn't call it sneaky. I would call it a brilliant fall marketing plan. Making gpu faster at the same price and include in demand games. If anyone plans on buying those games you can pretty much count it as a discount on the gpu. Enjoy the graphics card.

Pabz0r545 November 3, 2012 06:19 AM

Enjoy your new 7970. I'm sure you will like it just fine. Green, red.... what's the difference? 7970, 680, what's the dif. They will both rock any game. :D

b1lk1 November 3, 2012 06:49 AM

I think some of you guys have your sarcasm meters calibrated wrong.

ern88 November 3, 2012 11:15 AM

That's why I bought my new HD 7950 great deal. But I always liked ATI now AMD. My HD 5850 served me well.

great_big_abyss November 5, 2012 06:20 AM

I spec'd out a build for a friend, and we spec'd a 7950 simply because of the three free games. We would otherwise have bought a 7870, or even a 660Ti, but the lure of three free A-list titles was too hard to pass up.

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