RX 6800 XT

AMD Rewards Far Cry 6 + Resident Evil Village Gaming Bonus!

UPDATE: RX 6900 XT stand-alone graphics cards are now included!

AMD surprise us with another awesome AMD Rewards game bonus and this new AMD Raise the Game bundle has both Far Cry 6 and Resident Evil Village up for grabs!

This offer is valid for those who are buying a Gaming PC or Laptop with an ALL AMD config, meaning both the CPU and Graphic Card need to be inside.

The good news is the range is large, including AMD Ryzen 3000 and 5000 series 5, 7 & 9 CPU, along with the full Radeon 6000 series. From September 10th – December 31st, the eligible AMD Ryzen / Radeon Gaming PC builds are:

Ryzen + Radeon RX 6600 (XT) Gaming PC
Ryzen + Radeon RX 6700 (XT) Gaming PC
Ryzen + Radeon RX 6800 (XT) Gaming PC
Ryzen + Radeon RX 6900 (XT) Gaming PC

And stand alone graphics cards:

Radeon RX 6900 XT Graphics Card

You’ll need to claim your AMD Rewards key from the retailer, so make sure they’re AMD authorised (see PB Tech if you’re in New Zealand).

Once you’ve got your new hardware sorted, you’re in for a treat!

Resident Evil Village: Set a few years after the horrifying events in the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, the all-new storyline begins with Ethan Winters and his wife Mia living peacefully in a new location, free from their past nightmares. Just as they are building their new life together, tragedy befalls them once again. When BSAA captain Chris Redfield attacks their home, Ethan must once again head into hell to get his kidnapped daughter back.

Graphically stunning to behold, both in terms of art direction and the ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, this fight for survival will have to chasing down leads and hunting for clues while running for your life 🙂

Far Cry 6: Dive into the gritty world of a modern-day guerilla revolution to liberate a nation from its oppressive dictator Anton, who wants to build the wealth of the nation for his son to inherit – he will sacrifice the freedom and lives of anyone who stands in his way.

After revolution and decades of foreign economic sanctions and blockade, Yara has been frozen in time, forcing its people to find new ways to adapt. In its past life, Yara was a prosperous nation and a tropical paradise that attracted travellers from all over the world, excited to explore its lush jungles, pristine beaches, and sprawling capitol city!

It’s going to be an exciting adventure, and being a Far Cry game, co-op too!

GAME ON!

Quick note! We’ve heard of a couple of freezes when detecting the hardware to activate the AMD Rewards Key, if you get stuck the AMD Rewards team can get things sorted, you can contact them via www.amdrewards.com/support should you need help.

AMD Rewards Dirt 5 with selected Ryzen + Radeon Gaming PC builds!

UPDATE: Offer extended to July 17th 2021! (codes must be redeemed by August 21, 2021)

The top chaps at AMD are calling this one FUEL YOUR GAME, and it sure fits!

For a limited time and only while code stocks last, you can register selected AMD Gaming PC builds configurations to redeem a Dirt 5 game code to go with your new PC.

Via AMD: Let loose in DIRT 5™ Launch PC Edition with a system powered by select AMD Ryzen™ processors and AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. Hit the dirt track and battle your friends to take the lead in the next generation of extreme racing.

This offer promotes ALL AMD Gaming PC builds, so to be eligible for this promotion you must have certain AMD Ryzen CPU + AMD Radeon graphics within the PC, and it must be purchased from an authorised retailer so you can claim the AMD Rewards Key (PB Tech in New Zealand). This promo is for purchases made between April 20th – July 17th 2021.

CPU wise, there’s a massive range of Ryzen 7 & 9 options that are eligible, including both the newest 5000 series and some great 3rd gen options. See the quick list below with links to CPU which are available now in NZ.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (This one is a GGPC favourite)

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

GPU wise it’s also an excellent list, with the new RX 6700 XT graphics cards in the list along with other popular graphics cards, quick linked again for eas shopping 🙂

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (So many great new options!)

AMD Radeon RX 6800

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Looking closely at the T&C it’s interesting to see both the RX 570 & RX 580 are also included, but not much much newer RX 5700 XT, so it’s very possible that’s an error, we’ve asked AMD for more info and will update when they get back to us 🙂

Now onto the GAME!

DIRT 5 is graphically stunning, provided you’ve got the hardware to push out the frames. Lighting and rain effects are particularly impressive and the Codemasters team worked with AMD directly to make the game experience top-notch!

So there we have it, super fun times ahead with awesome Dirt 5 races to be had on lots of awesome new AMD Gaming PC!

GAME ON!

Good Gaming CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 9 5900X

UPDATE: The Radeon 6000 series is available now in the AMD Store

UPDATE: The Ryzen 5000 series is available now in the AMD Store

Wooohooo! AMD have just revealed a bunch of new AMD Ryzen Desktop CPU options and announced a global release date set for November 5th 🙂

Via AMD: When you have the world’s most advanced processor architecture for gamers and content creators, the possibilities are endless. Whether you are playing the latest games, designing the next skyscraper, or crunching data, you need a powerful processor that can handle it all—and more. Hands down, the AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processors set the bar for gamers and artists alike.

And they’re certainly looking great! During the event, AMDs’ technical marketing guru, Robert Hallock, took the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X through a series of games and performance benchmarks, at first showing the increase in performance VS his own Ryzen 9 3900XT, then moving into the same series of comparisons VS the Intel i9-10900K.

What was really cool about all this was that it was done on current gen motherboard platforms. This kind of boost in performance without a new motherboard is uncommon, and AMD is giving gamers, many of whom have already invested in an X570 or B550 series for their current 3rd gen CPU, the opportunity to do a same-socket CPU upgrade to their PC. We’ll know about exactly which CPU will work with which motherboard closer to release though.

For those gearing up, AMD Rewards have a Far Cry 6 game bonus offer set to begin on November 5th too, but this looks to only be for the Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X CPU options – we’ll update with more info as it comes in.

It all looks awesome, and at the end Lisa Su continued to wow the crowd by holding up a MASSIVE new AMD RX 6800 XT graphics card, which is said to be detailed in another AMD release event taking place on October 28th (29th here in NZ, see you at 5am again!)

GAME ON!