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

AMD Rewards are back, and their latest YOU CHOOSE BONUS offer is the best one yet!

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, and only from authorised retailers, see the full list of eligible AMD products at PB Tech.

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

As with previous AMD Rewards Key promotions, you’ll have to claim your key first and then activate it via the portal – this activation must be done with the AMD hardware fitted inside your system!

Step #1: Purchase an eligible AMD component or Gaming PC featuring this hardware from a participating retailer.

Step #2: Register your purchase to redeem your AMD REWARDS KEY from the retailer. (PB Tech in New Zealand)

Step #3: Login (or create) to your AMD Rewards profile at www.amdrewards.com/login 

Step #4: Enter your AMD REWARDS KEY on the page that follows the login (shown below) – IMPORTANT! You’ll need to redeem from the PC that has the AMD hardware fitted inside, you cannot redeem from your mobile device.

Step #5: A prompt will appear for verification, click OK to proceed and follow the prompts.

Step #6: Success! Proceed to the next step – we’re almost there!

Step #7: You’ll now see the ‘My Rewards’ screen, any game options will be available to your here.

Step #8: Game Pass example: Select the “Game Pass for PC” code that appeared, then click the activation link. IMPORTANT! Only click if you want to start the 3-month subscription, you can wait till near the end of the promotion if you want to (but don’t leave it too long, codes do expire!)

Step 9: Once you click the ‘activate’ link you’ll be taken to www.microsoft.com/redeem – login or create a new account to proceed.

Step #10: Redeem your AMD Rewards Game Pass in the new box that has appeared – you’ve done it!

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!

AMD REWARDS – Xbox Game Pass for PC BONUS!

RAISE THE GAME – Check out the new AMD Rewards offer here! 

Great news for those gearing up for their next Gaming PC build – AMD has announced an awesome new 3 Month Xbox Game Pass for PC Subscription BONUS offer available on selected AMD Ryzen CPU & Radeon RX Graphics Cards!

That’s right folks, Xbox Game Pass is coming to PC! Starting August 2019, players will have unlimited 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.

via Microsoft: Xbox Game Pass for PC will give players unlimited access to a curated library of over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 10, from well-known PC game developers and publishers such as Bethesda, Deep Silver, Devolver Digital, Paradox Interactive, SEGA, and more. And just as we committed on the console, it is our intent to include new games from Xbox Game Studios in Xbox Game Pass for PC the same day as their global release, including titles from newly acquired studios like Obsidian and inXile. We’re working with over 75 developers and publishers to bring PC content to the service and we’ll ensure the library remains curated and full of great PC titles across a variety of genres, with new games added every month. Xbox Game Pass for PC members will also receive discounts in the Microsoft Store on Windows of up to 20% on games currently in the library and up to 10% off related game DLC and add-ons.

Please note: This offer is now combined with a new AMD Rewards bonus.

GAME ON!