RX 5700 XT

Raze HELL with ASUS + Doom Eternal Game BONUS!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This Bonus offer starts on August 1st!

For a limited time and while game codes last, gear up with selected ASUS AMD Graphics Cards or Motherboards and you can register to redeem a sweet DOOM Eternal Game BONUS!

Gear up and get in quick, this offer is only valid on purchases from August 1st – August 31th 2020.

This offer is only available from selected ASUS Radeon Graphics Cards or AMD Ryzen B450/B550 chipset Motherboards, see quick links below for models included in this promotion that are available in NZ. (See the full range of Asus at PB Tech)

Eligible Asus Components:

ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700XT Graphics Card

ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING Motherboard

ASUS ROG Strix B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) Motherboard

ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) Motherboard

ASUS PRIME B550M-A (WI-FI) Motherboard

ASUS PRIME B550M-K Motherboard

Once you’ve got your awesome new hardware you can register to redeem via the ASUS Doom Eternal Redemption Site to register your new hardware and claim that game code!

DOOM ETERNAL: Hell’s armies have invaded Earth. Become the Slayer in an epic single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity. The only thing they fear… is you.

If you’ve played Doom before, you’re in for more of the same action-packed ultra violence 🙂 Be prepared for awesome new environments too, this one feels like a it’s channelling HELL ON EARTH at times, and it’s a worthy spiritual sequel/remake for sure!.

GAME ON!

AMD Rewards Raise the Game Godfall + Shadowlands BONUS!

AMD have even more free games up for grabs and this time it’s for those grabbing a new Radeon RX 5500, RX 5600 or RX 5700 (XT) graphics card, or custom gaming PC featuring these awesome GPU!

Also awesome: the AMD Rewards Ryzen Assassins Creed Valhalla bonus offer is on right now too!

This new AMD Rewards Raise the Game bonus promotion has two games on offer, and you can register to redeem one or both depending on the graphics card purchased.

Register to redeem Godfall with,

RX 5500 XT Graphics Cards

Register to redeem Godfall + World of Warcraft Shadowlands with,

RX 5600 XT Graphics Cards
RX 5700 Graphics Cards
RX 5700 XT Graphics Cards

This promotion is valid only on qualifying AMD purchases from July 14th 2020 – October 3rd 2020, and only from authorised retailers (See eligible AMD Graphics cards at PB Tech in NZ).

We’ll update the article with the direct link to the code redemption page as soon as it goes live, but until then, lets take a closer look at the awesome games that are up for grabs!

Godfall: Get ready to hack your way through hordes in this looter-slasher, melee action-RPG 🙂 You are the last of the Valorian knights, god-like warriors able to equip Valorplates, legendary armor sets that transform wielders into unstoppable masters of melee combat. Tear through foes as you climb through each of the elemental realms and challenge the mad god, Macros who awaits you at the top.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands: Discover what lies beyond the world you know in the next chapter of the World of Warcraft saga – Shadowlands! The veil between life and death is no more. With a single act of destruction, Sylvanas Windrunner has ripped open the way to the afterlife. Azeroth’s staunchest defenders have been dragged into all-consuming darkness. An ancient force of death threatens to break its bonds and unravel reality.

Hidden realms of wonder and horror await any who would pass to the other side. The Shadowlands is home to an entire realm of the departed; it is a world between worlds whose delicate balance preserves life and death itself. As one of Azeroth’s greatest champions, you have been granted the power to cross over in body and soul. Now you must investigate a conspiracy to unmake the cosmos, and help Warcraft legends journey back… or fulfill their ultimate destiny.

Align yourself with one of four Covenants—mysterious sects, each with their own ambition for the Shadowlands—to restore balance to the hereafter

If you havn’t played WoW yet, you’re in for a treat, the base game is free to try if you’re wanting to jump in ahead of the Shadowlands update too 🙂

GAME ON!

New AMD Gaming PC + Razer Gear BONUS!

We’ve got even MORE gaming goodies up for grabs right now for those who get themselves one of our latest GGPC builds which feature an all AMD config inside, with awesome 3rd gen Ryzen CPU combined with the awesome RX 5600XT or RX 5700XT graphics for great gaming performance.

The RX 5600 XT is certainly a fan favourite amongst those who are looking for the best possible performance per dollar spent, and those cooler designs from PowerColor and SapphireTech are both utterly awesome too – providing low noise and low temps even when gaming for hours. 

Those looking for even more power need only step up to the tried and tested RX 5700 XT graphics cards which increase both the clock speed and memory total for even greater performance – especially if you like to blast your opponents in a higher resolution.

We’ve paired these fine GPU options with latest Ryzen 5 & 7 CPUs to ensure great performance in whatever you do – using the Ryzen 5 3600 and 3600X with the RX 5600 XT, and stepping up to the Ryzen 7 3700X or Ryzen 9 3900X with our RX 5700 XT Gaming PC builds – a little overkill for sure of that last one, but hey, sometimes you just want an absolute gaming beast 😛

OK now back to the free stuff! Get yourself one of these new GGPC all AMD Gaming PCs and you can register to redeem some awesome Razer Gaming Gears to use with your new rig!

With the RX 5600 XT Gaming PC you’ll get….!

Razer BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard: One of the best-selling and most popular keyboard series in the world, the BlackWidow has established itself as a top choice of Esports athletes. With mechanical keys, this gaming keyboard is ready to give you the advantage of precision designed from the ground up specifically for gaming.

Razer Kraken X USB Gaming Headset: Engineered to be extremely light at just 275g, this PC gaming headset’s slim form factor is complemented by a suite of features to achieve a near-weightless feel on your head, so you’ll be ready to game on and on and on and on while armed with superior audio – you’ll never want your gaming marathons to end! Equipped with 7.1 surround sound, this USB gaming headset provides more precise positional audio, so you’ll always get an accurate direction of where the action is happening to be better prepared for any engagement! 

And if you gear up with the RX 5700 XT Gaming PC you’ll also get…!

Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse: For more than a decade, the Razer DeathAdder line has been a mainstay in the global esports arena. It has garnered a reputation for reliability that gamers swear by due to its proven durability and ergonomics. The Razer DeathAdder Essential retains the classic ergonomic form that’s been a hallmark of previous Razer DeathAdder generations. Its sleek and distinct body is designed for comfort, allowing you to maintain high levels of performance throughout long gaming marathons, so you’ll never falter in the heat of battle.

Pretty awesome right! This sweet bonus offer is only available while stocks last (AMD have 100x bundles) so be sure check out the latest in AMD Gaming PC at PB Tech today!

GAME ON!

AMD Rewards Raise the Game 2020 with Resident Evil 3

UPDATE: This promotion has now ended, see the latest AMD Rewards here!

AMD have a new RAISE THE GAME bonus offer for gamers in New Zealand!

For a limited time (and while code stocks last) you can register to redeem a BONUS AMD Rewards Key with select AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT, RX 5600 XT, RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT Graphics Cards or Gaming PC featuring this hardware!

This promotion is valid only on qualifying AMD purchases from February 4th 2020 – April 25th 2020, and only from authorised retailers (PB Tech in NZ)

Eligible models for Radeon RX AMD Rewards Raise the Game:

AMD RX 5500 XT
AMD RX 5600 XT
AMD RX 5700
AMD RX 5700 XT

This new AMD Rewards Key offer unlocks an awesome game!

Resident Evil 3: Prepare yourself for a horrific survival experience, the game is a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (from wayyy back in 1999), and follows Jill Valentine as she attempts to escape a zombie apocalypse while hunted by an intelligent bioweapon known as Nemesis. Based on the success of the awesome Resi2 remake we enjoyed in 2019 this one is going to be awesome!

PLEASE NOTE: Resident Evil 3 is set to release on 03/04/2020

In addition to coming with Resident Evil 3, if you get the AMD RX 5600 XT, AMD RX 5700 or AMD RX 5700 XT you’ll also score another code for MHW: Iceborne!

Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The title calls out the latest expansion but worry not if you don’t own the original, this AMD game bonus redeems the Monster Hunter World + Iceborne expansion so you’re in for both!

And even more awesomeness awaits with the excellent AMD Rewards Xbox Game Pass subscription offer (limited time) on too!, which gives access to a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, available to download and play. Xbox will continue to add more diverse titles to the library, including new games from Xbox Game Studios and well-known PC game developers and publishers on the day the games are released.

GAME ON!

AMD Rewards – Raise the Game with Borderlands 3, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, The Outer Worlds & Xbox Game Pass!

UPDATE: This promotion has now ended, see the latest AMD Rewards here!

You Choose Games Offer: Now September 30th 2019 – January 27th 2020

Xbox Game Pass Offer: Now July 1st 2019 – March 20th 2020

For a limited time (and while code stocks last) you can register to redeem a BONUS AMD Rewards Key with select AMD Ryzen CPU, Radeon RX Graphics Cards or AMD Gaming PC featuring this hardware.

This promotion is valid only on qualifying AMD purchases from September 30th – December 31st 2019

There are 2 key bundles in the new AMD Rewards promotions, one for RX Graphics Cards and another for Ryzen CPU – but if you’re getting an AMD Gaming PC with both, you’ll be able to get both, making a YOU CHOOSE part a little easier. In addition to these, the Xbox Game Pass for PC offer continues and you’ll also get a 3-month subscription giving access to a massive range of additional games – including the just-released GEARS 5!

RAISE THE GAME WITH AMD RX GRAPHICS CARDS!

Eligible models for Radeon RX AMD Rewards:

AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 590
AMD Radeon RX 5700
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

AMD REWARDS KEY UNLOCK: You Choose Borderlands 3 or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Borderlands 3: Firearms with self-propelling bullet shields? Check. Rifles that spawn fire-spewing volcanoes? Obviously. Guns that grow legs and chase down enemies while hurling verbal insults? Yeah, Borderlands 3 has got that too. This latest addition to the Borderlands family is a multiplayer masterpiece packed full of adventures and loads of crazy weapons & powers to decimate your opponents with.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint: Somewhere in the South Pacific lies the remote Auroa Archipelago, a vast land of diverse biomes that range from lush rainforests to snowy peaks. Now, it’s home to Skell Technology, an enigmatic technology giant. Initially interested in a remote testing site for its autonomous drones, the Silicon Valley company eventually turned Auroa into its “World 2.0,” a high-tech, high-security utopia of sustainable eco-cities and robotics research.

Explore a diverse and mysterious open-world ranging from barren deserts and dramatic fjords to futurist cities and arctic peaks. Featuring 11 unique biomes and home to Skell Technologies this remote Archipelago will challenge the Ghosts like never before. Use the environment to your advantage as you disappear into a jungle canopy to evade your foes or jump into a vehicle and charge into battle by air, land and sea.

A seamless co-op experience means your squadmates can jump in and out at any time!

Awesome games for sure, but it doesn’t stop there – there is even more available on the CPU side – check out the AMD Rewards offers with AMD Ryzen Processors below!

RAISE THE GAME WITH AMD RYZEN CPU!

Eligible models for Ryzen AMD Rewards (YOU CHOOSE)

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

AMD REWARDS KEY UNLOCK: You Choose Borderlands 3 or The Outer Worlds

Eligible models for Ryzen AMD Rewards (GET BOTH)

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

AMD REWARDS KEY UNLOCK: Get BOTH Borderlands 3 & The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds: Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later than you expected only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter a host of factions all vying for power, who you decide to become will determine the fate of everyone in Halcyon.

In addition to all this awesomeness is the excellent Xbox Game Pass 3-month subscription, which gives access to a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, available to download and play. Xbox will continue to add more diverse titles to the library, including new games from Xbox Game Studios and well-known PC game developers and publishers on the day the games are released.

Right now you can play GEARS 5 with the Game Pass, and it’s amazing!

The Game Pass offer is included with all AMD RX Graphics Cards and Ryzen CPU options listed above – but you can also get it with the Ryzen CPU below!

AMD REWARDS KEY UNLOCK: Xbox Game Pass 3-Month Subscription

Eligible models for Ryzen AMD Rewards (GAME PASS 3 Month)

Ryzen 5 3400G
Ryzen 5 3600
Ryzen 5 2000 series

GAME ON!

Good Gaming – 3rd Gen Ryzen, new X570 Motherboards & AMD RX 5700 XT Graphics!

It’s exciting times for PC builders with the new AMD Ryzen 3000 series just released in New Zealand!

UPDATE: New parts have been added to the Ryzen Custom PC Builder Tool. For the X570 and PCIe 4.0 SSD specifically, there is also a new Ryzen X570 Master Builder 🙂

It’s important to note that only the new Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G include integrated VEGA graphics, with the others, you’ll need to pair dedicated graphics cards in your builds.

The key takeaway information is faster clock speeds, faster RAM supported and a larger L3 cache – many of the models look to include the top-tier Ryzen Wraith Prism RGB Cooler too, rather than the previous Wraith Spire RGB option. If you’re using a current gen AM4 A320, B450 or X470 motherboard be sure to check the BIOS updates before you install the new CPU.

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
Integrated Graphics: VEGA 8
CPU Cores: 4
Threads: 4
Base Clock: 3.6GHz
Max Boost Clock: 4.0GHz
Memory Support: DDR4 2933MHz
Cache: L2 2MB, L3 4MB
CPU Cooler Included: Wraith Stealth

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
Integrated Graphics: VEGA 11
CPU Cores: 4
Threads: 8
Base Clock: 3.7GHz
Max Boost Clock: 4.2GHz
Memory Support: DDR4 2933MHz
Cache: L2 2MB, L3 4MB
CPU Cooler Included: Wraith Stealth

AMD Ryzen 5 3600
CPU Cores: 6
Threads: 12
Base Clock: 3.6GHz
Max Boost Clock: 4.2GHz
Memory Support: DDR4 3200MHz
Cache: L2 3MB, L3 32MB
CPU Cooler Included: Wraith Stealth

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
CPU Cores: 6
Threads: 12
Base Clock: 3.8GHz
Max Boost Clock: 4.4GHz
Memory Support: DDR4 3200MHz
Cache: L2 4MB, L3 32MB
CPU Cooler Included: Wraith Spire

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
CPU Cores: 8
Threads: 16
Base Clock: 3.6GHz
Max Boost Clock: 4.4GHz
Memory Support: DDR4 3200MHz
Cache: L2 4MB, L3 32MB
CPU Cooler Included: Wraith Prism RGB

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
CPU Cores: 8
Threads: 16
Base Clock: 3.9GHz
Max Boost Clock: 4.4GHz
Memory Support: DDR4 3200MHz
Cache: L2 4MB, L3 32MB
CPU Cooler Included: Wraith Prism RGB

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
CPU Cores: 12
Threads: 24
Base Clock: 3.8GHz
Max Boost Clock: 4.6GHz
Memory Support: DDR4 3200MHz
Cache: L2 6MB, L3 64MB
CPU Cooler Included: Wraith Prism RGB

Regarding cache, it’s basically a really small amount of fast memory used by the CPU, so for those who aren’t familiar here’s a quick metaphor.

You are a CPU, actively working on something with your right hand

Have something on the workbench in front of you (data in L2 cache)

Have something behind you in the cupboard (data in L3 cache)

Data which is stored in your RAM or SSD is like having it another room, so it takes a bit longer to fetch (we’re talking fractions of a second though)

Motherboard wise, we have a new X570 series releasing on the same day and this is ready to go with Ryzen 3000 right out of the box. Having one of these will also allow your build to use the latest PCIe 4.0 SSD storage options from Gigabyte and Corsair.

For those want to create an all-new AMD system there are also two new Graphics Cards releasing – the AMD RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT – and these get also get an AMD REWARDS Microsoft GAMEPASS bonus, see more info on that here 🙂

AMD RX 5000 Series Essentials…

Graphics Card: Radeon RX 5700
Power Inputs: 1x 6pin 1x 8pin
Display Outputs: 3x DisplayPort 1x HDMI
Length: 270mm
VRAM: 8GB GDDR6
Base Clock: 1465MHz
Boost Clock: 1725MHz

Graphics Card: Radeon RX 5700 XT
Power Inputs: 1x 6pin 1x 8pin
Display Outputs: 3x DisplayPort 1x HDMI
Length: 270mm
VRAM: 8GB GDDR6
Base Clock: 1605MHz
Boost Clock: 1905MHz

Massive thanks to ARTIS for capturing so much gameplay FPS test footage so fast, lots more AMD RX 5700 series gameplay on the ARTIS YouTube Channel.

Benchmark wise, 3D Mark has just released a new option for those wanting to test the AMD’s third-generation Ryzen processors, the new X570 motherboards and that oh so fancy PCIe 4.0 SSD.

GAME ON!