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    Default Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundled With NVIDIA Cards

    After a strong history of support from AMD, Square Enix appears to have partnered with NVIDIA in marketing their 970 and 980 graphics cards by providing a free PC copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider for every purchase of a 900 series card.


    This is an exceptionally odd deal, given that Rise of the Tomb Raider uses AMD’s TressFX 3.0 software, which renders hair, fur, and grass in games. NVIDIA is yet to mention whether or not their competing alternative–which is GameWorks software–will be featured in the future.


    The cards that will be bundled with the game are the GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 980Ti, as well as notebooks that contain the GTX 970M, and GTX 980M.

    Even Laura is going out with Nvidia.
    @Trave160 , @VANGUARD and other people who bleeds red what are your thoughts?

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    even amd title is bundled with nvidia now.... lol green team really taking over the world


    on defence of amd... they bundled battlefront and probably gonna bundle deus next month... maybe they dont have money to bundle tomb raider or they think tomb raider wont sell their gpu much...

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    Tomb Raider was a great game especially utilizing AMDs TressFX, what the hell happened at Square Enix? I think Microsofts whole exclusive deal got them pissed

    But I still think this won't budge, it's just an excuse to still pay the same price for the cards without the price reduction. people are seeing GTX 970's bottleneck in VRAM and performance compared to R9 390. My two friends who bought EVGA or Asus Strix GTX 970 are regretting badly

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    It's actually normal. Rise of the Tomb Raider had a pretty bad sale on the Xbone platform (talking about releasing game at the same time of Fallout 4, Square Enix should have fired someone big for this). So, it is normal to bundle the game with the graphics cards that 80% of the consumers is buying. It will boost their profit margin a bit. So, it's a business decision. Nothing abnormal here. But, it looks like the force is pretty weak with AMD right now.

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    Well it does say RISE of the tomb raider afterall not fall so obviously the game would be bundled with nvidia and not amd *shots fired*

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaziishan View Post
    (talking about releasing game at the same time of Fallout 4, Square Enix should have fired someone big for this).
    director already resigned.... critics said more firing to come soon... dont forget after tomb raider 2013 CEO was FIRED, and it didnt sell bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousTaher View Post
    director already resigned.... critics said more firing to come soon... dont forget after tomb raider 2013 CEO was FIRED, and it didnt sell bad.
    Huh! It has every material to be a cult classic now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    My two friends who bought EVGA or Asus Strix GTX 970 are regretting badly
    Do you know what kind of issues they are having?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    Do you know what kind of issues they are having?
    Nothing to do with the hardware acting dysfunctional but they don't like the performance from it, also I mentioned VRAM bottleneck cause of GTA V and Witcher 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    Nothing to do with the hardware acting dysfunctional but they don't like the performance from it, also I mentioned VRAM bottleneck cause of GTA V and Witcher 3
    At 1080p, VRAM issues would be something to be actually concerned about but I haven't seen any benches for GTA5 and W3 which shows a major problem.

    Not liking the performance has more to do with being sold on what they could've gotten, but at the end of the day, 10% difference isn't a big one and even that isn't a guarantee.

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