AMD’s Never Settle and Never Settle Reloaded gaming bundle deals have been incredibly successful, helping increase the value for money consumers get when purchasing select AMD products. AMD knows it has been successful and is looking to extend this type of bundle deal to its FM2 “Trinity” APUs.
According to the details on the slide, which have been confirmed by AMD as true, the latest bundle will allow buyers of eligible AMD A8 and A10 series processors to get a free origin game download code for SimCity. We think the eligible models will be the A10-5800K and A8-5600K only, but this is yet to be confirmed.
What is confirmed is that these bundles will be made officially available by AMD from April the 18th. There is no confirmation on which regions will get the deal but it should most definitely be available to the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada and most of Europe.
Whether you agree with SimCity’s $59.99 price-tag or not, this game certainly adds some extra value to these AMD APUs. The performance available to APU users in SimCity also looks pretty snappy and as you can see the (£80) A8-5600K offers better performance than the (£110) Intel Core i3 3225 in SimCity, and better performance than the (£110) i3 3225 with a (£45) Nvidia GT 620. This is thanks to the integrated graphics on these new AMD APUs being much better than Intel HD Graphics and most low-end video cards.
What do you think of AMD offering SimCity with these APUs? Will this encourage you to jump onboard with the AMD FM2 APU platform?