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    Nvidia to start bundling games with GPUs again

    An offer of The Crew 2 for free with GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti cards has leaked.
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    Re: Nvidia to start bundling games with GPUs again

    They are really starting to seem desperate to get rid of all these older cards before the new ones come. Did they screw up and produced shed loads of extra chips or something?

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    Re: Nvidia to start bundling games with GPUs again

    Quote Originally Posted by gordon861 View Post
    They are really starting to seem desperate to get rid of all these older cards before the new ones come. Did they screw up and produced shed loads of extra chips or something?
    I doubt it, I read this as just Nvidia pushing hard for market share. When they just hacked a lot of people off with their abandoned partner program (I hope their partners wore a condom) they can't afford to just sit back, so given wielding the stick on the board makers didn't help I think they are trying a carrot on the consumers. If they can put together a desirable product package to bribe people against buying AMD for now, unless AMD pull their finger out and produce a competitor to the 1170 and 1180 then Nvidia get to dominate graphics for quite a long while.

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    Re: Nvidia to start bundling games with GPUs again

    Quote Originally Posted by gordon861 View Post
    They are really starting to seem desperate to get rid of all these older cards before the new ones come. Did they screw up and produced shed loads of extra chips or something?
    When the demand surged along with insane prices jan/feb with the mining boom nvidia stop bundling games. They knew they would sell the card anyways since miners bought them like hotcakes. So much for caring about the gamers, every thing comes down to $$$ with nvidia despite what they say.

    Now we have 40% to 50% less sales compared to Q1 and nVidia is indeed getting itchy. Prices are dopping steady week after week making it a problem when soon releasing next gen. Remember when nVidia said that prices would be high the rest of the year for gpus, yea well that what they wished so the RRP could be set higher for next gen cards from the get go.

    Now they have to take in to account market price when releasing the new cards and thus not get the fantasy prices they wanted for the next gen card. Funny how the market works.

    Of course all company's need to make money but the actions of nvidia really shows their extreme greed when it comes to squeeze the gamers out of every dime, even dropping games bundling the first chance they get just to make a few extra buck.

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    Re: Nvidia to start bundling games with GPUs again

    Older stock plus AAA but mediocre game ... yep thats a game bundle. Maybe a holding tactic till they get the mainstream new stuff out, eg 1160 and below. Intel is also teasing a follow up to their HADes canyon APU at Computax ....

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    Re: Nvidia to start bundling games with GPUs again

    if they hadn't been so greedy shipping out to miners they wouldnt even have to do this.


    If you know some one that mines ... slap them

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    Re: Nvidia to start bundling games with GPUs again

    Quote Originally Posted by gordon861 View Post
    They are really starting to seem desperate to get rid of all these older cards before the new ones come. Did they screw up and produced shed loads of extra chips or something?
    I imagine they banked on the mining craze lasting at least a few months longer, and made more chips than they can sell.

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    Re: Nvidia to start bundling games with GPUs again

    The Crew promo has gone live here in the UK.
    Here is the promo page at OverclockersUK.

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    Re: Nvidia to start bundling games with GPUs again

    There's no way that bundling a game with a GPU would sway me to buy it.
    Games are cheap enough from cdkeys etc, I just don't see the point. Just make the GPU's cheaper in the first place, they're ridiculously overpriced. How about offering really good trade-in deals for previous gen cards?

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