Ryzen 7 5800X

AMD Rewards Far Cry 6 with Selected Ryzen 7 & 9 CPU!

AMD has just kicked off their latest game bonus bundle and this time it’s for the first-person shooter adventure game – Far Cry 6!

This offer is only available on selected AMD Ryzen 7 & 9 CPU, and only from eligible retailers (PB Tech in New Zealand).

There are currently two date ranges for this promotion, because the 5000 series releases a little later.

From October 21st – December 31st 2020 the eligible CPU are:

Ryzen 7 3800XT
Ryzen 9 3900XT
Ryzen 9 3900X

From November 6th (3am NZ release time TBC) – December 31st 2020 the eligible CPU list expands to include:

Ryzen 7 5800X
Ryzen 9 5900X
Ryzen 9 5950X

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.

Please note: The Far Cry 6 game release date is February 18th, 2021.

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 series game, co-op too!

GAME ON!

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

Wooohooo! AMD have just revealed a bunch of new Ryzen 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 6000 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!