RTX 3070 Ti

NVIDIA RTX SAVE THE UNIVERSE GAME BUNDLE WITH MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!

UPDATE: This promotion has now ended.

NVIDIA are back with another awesome game bundle offer, and this SAVE THE UNIVERSE offer has the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy game from Square Enix up for grabs!

As usual, this latest register to redeem bonus offer is only available to those purchasing select GeForce RTX 3060 – 3090 desktop or laptop systems with invoices dated from October 5th – November 23rd, 2021 and only from select brands. (see the range at PB Tech in New Zealand)

Once you’ve got your awesome new hardware, you’ll need to register to redeem your promotion code, this is done via the brand redemption pages. Quick links below.

Right now it’s only MSI, ASUS & GIGABYTE who have their redemption page live for NZ , we’ll update with more info as it comes in.

– Register to redeem MSI Gaming Laptops & Desktop PC
– Register to redeem ASUS Gaming Laptops & Desktop PC
– Register to redeem GIGABYTE Gaming Laptops & Desktop PC

UPDATE: Custom PC Builds featuring GIGABYTE / AORUS or ASUS / ROG brand RTX 3060(Ti), RTX 3070(Ti), RTX 3080(Ti) and RTX 3090 Graphics cards can now also be registered to redeem. Quick links below for Custom PC Builders. Take care near the end of the promotion though as redemption is based on the invoice date, rather than the order placed date, and custom systems take around 3 days to build, test and invoice out.

NVIDIA Save the Universe – Custom RTX Gaming PC Builds

To activate your promotional code for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy you must have a GeForce Experience & the STEAM launcher installed too.

1. Register to redeem your bundle code from the brand redemption page.
2. Open and log in to GeForce Experience.
3. Go to the Account drop-down menu and select “REDEEM”.
4. Enter your bundle code from your qualifying bundle purchase.
5. Follow the remaining onscreen instructions to sign in through your Steam account.
6. Select “REDEEM” to redeem Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to your Steam account.
7. LAUNCH Steam to begin the installation.

Now onto the good stuff – let’s take a look at the game!

Play as Star-Lord and lead your band of legendary misfits to save the universe in this fresh but faithful take on the Guardians of the Galaxy. overwhelm your opponents with your signature blasters and jet boot-powered dropkicks, while using the tag-team beat downs to dominate 🙂

The game features ray-traced reflections and NVIDIA DLSS, so it’s going to look and run great too.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is set to release on October 26th, so grab your favourite ‘80s mixtape and get ready to GAME ON!

NVIDIA Battlefield 2042 GAME BUNDLE with RTX 3070(Ti), RTX 3080(Ti) and RTX 3090 Custom PC Builds!

UPDATE: This promotion has now ended, see the latest Nvidia Game Bundle here!

Get ready for more team tactical gaming with the latest BATTLEFIELD 2042 game code offer from NVIDIA!

The offer is different from previous ones, in that right now, you can’t activate the bonus offer with the purchase of an NVIDIA Graphics Card stand-alone, and exactly what is eligible changes depending on the brand.

The offer is only valid on select GeForce RTX 3090, 3080 Ti, 3080, 3070 Ti, and 3070 desktop and laptop systems with invoices dated from August 24th – October 4th 2021. (Codes expire on 4th January 2022.)

This may change as more brands join in but right now it’s only MSI (Pre-built Gaming PC) and ASUS / GIGABYTE (Custom Gaming PC builds).

Please note: We expect more brand redemption websites will go live soon, and we’ll add more brands as they get confirmed.

When it comes to what qualifies as a custom Gaming PC build, the Asus T&C say the invoice(s) must include eligible RTX 3070/80/90(Ti) GPU plus at least 3/4 additional parts listed from compatible Motherboard, CPU, RAM and Storage, so yep, definitely read the specific brand redemption page conditions before you commit. You can use the custom PC builder tool at https://www.pbtech.co.nz/system-builder/gaming-pc/custom-gaming-pc and if you select an eligible GPU, a banner will automatically appear.

Register to Redeem with select MSI Desktop Gaming PC

Register to Redeem with select Gigabyte Custom Gaming PC Builds

Register to Redeem with select ASUS Custom Gaming PC Builds

Once you’ve got your awesome new hardware, you’ll need to register to redeem your promotion code, to activate your promotional code for Battlefield™ 2042 you must have a GeForce Experience and EA Origin account.

Now, onto the game 🙂

This Nvidia bundle includes BF2042 Standard Edition, and because of the dates it’s likely going to activate the pre-order bonuses, so activate your codes right away for the best possible result!

Open Beta Early Access
Baku ACB-90 melee takedown knife
“Mr. Chompy” epic weapon charm
“Landfall” player card background and “Old Guard” tag 

Via NVIDIA: NVIDIA is proud to announce that we are the official Battlefield 2042 PC graphics platform partner. Battlefield V was the first Frostbite game engine-based game to add DLSS, and Battlefield 2042 is the second.

Battlefield 2042: The world is in chaos. Resources are dwindling as violent climate change takes hold and the United States and Russia are on the verge of war. As entire countries collapse, people find themselves with no nation to call home. These nomads are known as the Non-Patriated (“No-Pats”), a diverse group of people who have bound together in clusters across the globe in order to survive the turbulent new world.

Play as non-patriated soldiers with unique skills who’ve taken up arms. They are known as Specialists, tasked with carrying out military operations. In-game, each of these unique Specialists have their own speciality and trait that you can use to give yourself the advantage in combat.

Battlefield 2042 is set to release October 22nd, get your squad ready for massive battles with up to 128 players, new and remastered maps, transformative weather events and a cutting-edge arsenal at your disposal.

It’s exciting for sure, Battlefield 2042 is the next generation of the series’ exciting sandbox gameplay and distinct multiplayer experiences.

GAME ON!

Crypto mining with Nvidia Graphics Cards: Understanding LHR, V2 and 2.0 GPU Manufacturer codes

UPDATE: All GGPC pre-built and Custom Gaming PC systems are using new model NVIDIA Graphics Cards which are LHR, KL, V2 or 2.0.

Recently, Nvidia took steps towards making their Gaming Graphics Cards less desirable to crypto miners. They did this by making restricting performance for a specific mining task, while gaming performance still remains full strength.

The important detail to be aware of is that NVIDIA has now applied a reduced hash rate performance to newly manufactured GeForce RTX 3080(Ti), RTX 3070(Ti) and RTX 3060(Ti) GPU.

This means all currently available NVIDIA 30 series GPU, except for the RTX 3090, are now less suitable for mining builds.

Clear communication to gamers that also want to mine is now the goal – using MFC codes. This was needed because these GPUs originally launched with a full hash rate, there is a lot of old information around the web that can make it somewhat confusing for those wanting to try mining out for the first time.

To help with this, NVIDIA GeForce partners, Asus and Gigabyte AORUS have applied labelling for new model cards with a “Lite Hash Rate,” or “LHR” or “KL” or “V2” or “2.0” identifier to signal that the GPU is the newer version.

Examples!

For Asus, you can see the V2 is now in the MFC codes for the graphics cards.

TUF-RTX3060-O12G-V2-GAMING

DUAL-RTX3060TI-O8G-MINI-V2

Sometimes, the new MFC code characters make them too large for websites to display, in the case of PB Tech New Zealand we can see they have a limited number of characters they can display so they add it to the title.

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3080 OC V2 is ROG-STRIX-RTX-3080-010G-V2-GAMING

For Gigabyte AORUS, the new MFC codes look like these with 2.0.

GV-N3070EAGLE OC-8GD 2.0

GV-N3080GAMING OC-10GD 2.0

EVGA are using KL to signal the updated versions. But GPU like the RTX 3080 Ti are all lite hash rate, so those still use the original KR

12G-P5-3967-KR (this has a KR but because it’s a newer Ti, it’s a lite hash rate)

10G-P5-3885-KL (The new version of the RTX 3080 with KL identifier)

MSI are yet to apply a new MFC code identifier in some cases, but newer graphics cards show the LHR identifier.

RTX 3060 Ti GAMING X 8G LHR

RTX 3080 GAMING Z TRIO 10G LHR

So there we have it! We hope this helps to make the search for graphics cards a little easier, with time all gaming graphics will be the newer versions too, so it’s only going to get easier for us gamers 🙂

GAME ON!

EVGA Graphics Cards get a Falconeer Game BONUS!

UPDATE: This offer is ending now, we’ve received word that code supply is running very low at EVGA so get in quick!

EVGA direct redemption link: https://au.evga.com/articles/01460/evga-the-falconeer-promotion/

The Falconeer is an open-world air combat game, featuring frenetic aerial dogfights and deep exploration of the mysterious open-world of The Great Ursee.

Starting today, and only while code stocks last, you can register to redeem The Falconeer with purchase of a qualifying EVGA Graphics Cards.

The eligible GPU models for this one are EVGA GTX 16 series, as well as the RTX 30 series, and only from authorised retailed (PB Tech for NZ)

Quick links below for the latest EVGA Graphics Cards,

EVGA RTX 3060
EVGA RTX 3060 Ti
EVGA RTX 3070
EVGA RTX 3070 Ti
EVGA RTX 3080
EVGA RTX 3080 Ti
EVGA RTX 3090

The Falconeer: Become the Falconeer and soar through the skies aboard a devastatingly powerful Warbird. Uncover secrets lost to the sea as you join or oppose different factions and clans scattered throughout The Great Ursee. Take advantage of multiple Falconeer classes with individual stats, weapons and warbirds that can be upgraded through winning battles, completing quests, discovering secrets, or applying Mutagens or Chants. Use ocean thermals and energy to dive, dodge, barrel-roll, and twist to gain an advantage. The Falconeer is an open-world air combat game, featuring fast, brutal aerial dogfights and deep exploration of an incredible fantasy open-world set not only above the clouds but also amongst the waves and down through the sunken, ocean depths.

The Great Ursee is an ancient place, filled with beautifully detailed locations to find and explore, not only above the clouds, but also below the waves. Discover sparks of order and civilization as well as wild and dangerous coasts filled with treasure, pirates, lost technology and amazing creatures.

Great stuff EVGA!