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AMD Rewards RAISE THE GAME – 3x Game Bonus!

For a limited time and while stocks last, get yourself a new RX 570 or RX 580 Graphics Card, or a Custom Gaming PC featuring this hardware, and you can register to redeem a special AMD Reward code that will unlock a 3x Games BONUS!

The games included in this promotion are pretty legendary indeed, with Strange Brigade, Star Control and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey up for grabs. All yet to release!

Starting off with a closer look at Strange Brigade, which is set to release on the 28th August.

This one is a 4 player co-op adventure set in a 1930’s Indiana Jones meets the Mummy style adventure (from what we’ve seen so far at least). Explore alone or team up in 2-4 player online co-op, travel the ancient world as one of four dashing agents trained to tackle the supernatural. Seteki is not the only mythological menace to have awoken though, she’s brought an army of loyal beasts with her!

Explore remarkable ruins, solve perilous puzzles and uncover tantalising treasure while blasting your way through an array of undead enemies in thrilling third-person action that’s certain to bring out your inner adventurer. Hunt the foul Seteki through a rip-roaring campaign filled with dangerous dig sites, prodigious pyramids and crumbling caves packed with bountiful foes to send back to the afterlife. Decapitate the undead with spinning blades, fry them to a crisp with fire traps, crush them with a well-placed boulder and more. Keep those peepers peeled for suspicious clues, secret entrances and ancient contraptions that need re-awakening! Who knows what alluring treasures and buried riches await you on the other side.

Next up is the latest version of a game that many will likely have fond memories of from the original release in 1990 – Star Control is back!!

This latest version is called Star Control: Origins and is scheduled for release on the 20th September 2018. You are the Captain of Earth’s very first interstellar ship – Congratulations! There’s just one tiny problem. It’s barely worth mentioning but a powerful alien species known as the Scryve want to exterminate humanity. We need you to go out and find allies, upgrade your ship and save the universe! Discover and use these so-called Precursor relics to upgrade your ship and try to avoid getting eaten along the way so that you can save humanity.

No pressure though. Just the very future of the human race rests on your shoulders 🙂

The next one is sure to have us running, jumping, slicing and dicing around Greece in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey!

Releasing on October 5th, this latest story in the Assassin’s Creed saga carries us into the biggest war so far. Demonstrate your warrior’s abilities in large-scale battles between Athens and Sparta featuring hundreds of soldiers, or ram and cleave your way through entire fleets in naval battles across the Aegean Sea. Your decisions will impact how your odyssey unfolds, with multiple endings thanks to the new dialogue system working with the choices you make. Customize your gear, ship, and special abilities to become a legend in new environments including lush vibrant forests, volcanic islands and bustling cities.

This promotion is now live!

This is a register to redeem promotion available now at PB Tech New Zealand, check out the full range of RX 570 or RX 580 Graphics Card and Custom Gaming PC included in this awesome promotion and get your games bonus today!

AMD RADEON – Quake Champions FREE GAME BONUS with Ryzen 5 + 7, RX 560, RX 570 and RX 580

Gear up with AMD Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 or RX 560, RX 570 or RX 580 then register to redeem to get early access to QUAKE CHAMPIONS and a sweet FREE BONUS, the “Champions Pack”.

Showcase your speed, skill and style in the arena with access to ALL of the game’s Champions, which includes an additional skin for Ranger, and an AMD exclusive Radeon Ruby skin for Nyx 🙂

This awesome bonus is valid on purchases made between the 22nd of August 2017 and 29th of October 2017 so get in quick!

This is a register to redeem promotion, with two different ways to get your code depending on if you purchase an AMD RX Graphics Card or Ryzen CPU, so once you’ve geared up with your new hardware simply visit the websites below and follow the steps along.

Gigabyte Redemption Site <- For RX Graphics Cards

Sapphire is done via the AMD Rewards Redemption Site <- For RX Graphics Cards

Ryzen codes are issued via PB Tech NZ Promotions Site <- For Ryzen CPU

Packed with blazing-fast action and explosive rocket jumps you know and love, step into the arena with Quake Champions and access your arsenal of powerful and unique weapons. There are no loadouts, and no limit to the number of guns you can carry, just pure VS action!

Good Gaming PC – AMD THREADRIPPER

The AMD THEADRIPPER 1950X is just about to release in New Zealand \o/ We’ve already begun testing these extremely high-end CPU options with our own custom PC builds here at GGPC NZ and things are looking pretty good!

Wanting to keep everything AMD we kitted out our first test system with twin Sapphire Nitro RX 580 Graphics Cards and begun making our way through the usual stuff like Cinebenchmarks to quickly compare with to others around the world before jumping into some games to really have some fun checking things out \o/ These new ThreadRipper CPU options are a part of the Ryzen family but both the 1920X and 1950X do require a special motherboard socket to use, you find these on new motherboards with TR4 and X399 in the name, like the AORUS GA-X399 Gaming 7 🙂 It’s not just a socket change up either, specific details around support for quad channel RAM configurations, a cache size increase and expanded PCIe support have been added to take full advantage of these mighty 16 core processors, M.2 ultra fast storage and all the supporting hardware these highest end PC will undoubtedly be using in the future.

One thing popped up as each of us started builds, we all thought to ourselves… this CPU is massive, where should I put the thermal paste? Thankfully, the CPU Cooler options that we’re attaching on top still have the same surface area as before so just a blob in the middle like normal worked for us, it’s going to interesting to see if ThreadRipper specific cooling options emerge after release though 🙂

Because Nvidia ShadowPlay is excellent for capturing 60FPS 4K gameplay for the ThreadRipper FPS tests we’ll be using our Aorus GTX1080 Ti config, with 16GB of G.Skill 2400Hz DDR4 and a Samsung EVO 245GB SSD for storage.

Keep your eyes on the GGPC YouTube channel for the latest!

GAME ON!