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Batman: Arkham Origins free with purchase of select Nvidia video cards

Friday, 30th August 2013 15:18 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nvidia has announced those who purchase GTX 600 or GTX 700 series graphics card by January 31, 2014 will receive a copy of Batman: Arkham Origins. The game makes use of Nvidia’s PhysX and TXAA anti-aliasing. Batman: Arkham Origins releases worldwide on October 25 for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will release on PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS worldwide the same day.

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  1. Aullah

    Great. that means I can pick it up for 15 euros.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. pcbros

    I was going to upgrade to a GTX660… now is the time :)

    #2 11 months ago
  3. CPC_RedDawn

    @2 Upgrade to a GTX660? I would reconsider that option at this time. That card will become very obsolete very soon and basically already is.

    Also, the 700 series cards are just rebranded 600 series cards with VERY little difference. The GTX770 is basically the GTX680 with slightly different clock speeds and 1GB extra memory as standard. The GTX760 is the same but its a rebranded GTX670. These are all based on the same GK104 core, whilst the GTX780 is a shrunken down TITAN both based on the server grade GK110 core.

    I would also wait a little longer to upgrade as well as AMD are about to announce their new GPU’s in Hawaii (the GPU is actually codenamed Hawaii as well) these are rumored to beat the TITAN by around 5%, not much but they are also rumored to be priced at HALF THE PRICE OF TITAN. Which IF true will set the GPU world on fire, and will cause a massive price war between the two big hitters. The conference is going down in September so waiting til then as seeing how it stacks up and what the release date is going to be would be the wiser choice as prices will come down regardless.

    Also, at this point in time I would wholeheartedly without a doubt recommend an AMD card over Nivida any day. PhysX is a pointless technology that adds nothing to a game in terms of immersion at this time and is only supported by a handful of games in which most of the effects look out of place or just slapped on. Their drivers have gotten worse and worse since the launch of the 600 series, and they charge ridiculous amounts of money for their cards just because they perform slightly better than AMD’s card. A 5-10% difference in performance does not warrant a 30-40% price difference. AMD on the other hand have been on the ball lately, their driver have immensely improved since the release of the Never Settle Driver back in November, they have sorted out their Crossfire frame pacing problem with the release of 13.8 drivers (meeting or even beating Nvidia solution). Their price/performance ratio is excellent, their cards overclock insanely easily for more performance. Finally their Game bundles with new cards is insane, with a top tier card you get THREE triple A games for free, a slightly lower card TWO free games and then 1 free game with lower end cards. Also if you keep your free game codes you can upgrade them to the newer games coming out down the line that will apart of the deal (aka… Battlefield 4 will be on that list also!). It is simply easy to choose if you ask me, if you want a card now get AMD, if you want to save money wait for new AMD cards and watch the prices drop then grab what suits you saving you money in the process and getting your self a card that will last you longer. A GTX660 will not last, especially with new consoles on the horizon as well.

    PS/ Sorry for the long post lol ;)

    #3 11 months ago
  4. pcbros

    @3 – Thanks for the insight. But I don’t want to spend more than $150 for a videocard. I don’t really use my PC primarely for gaming. Also, I need a NVIDIA card for the CUDA cores. I do a lot of 3D modeling, animation and rendering (I use Blender 3D).

    A GTX660 goes for $195 – $25 Rebate – $50 (Batman Arkham Origins) – $15 coupon = $105 :)

    #4 11 months ago

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