AMD now is giving away a copy if Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Beyond Earth to those who are buying R9 295 X2, R9 290X or R9 290 graphic cards from its respected AiB manufacturers.
This is now a part of AMD’s Gaming Evolved Program, which means that those who now buy these cards will not only get Beyond Earth, but also the 25 handpicked PC titles from its older Never Settle packs.
AMD said via its press release:
“As a special thank you to its new customers, AMD announces on November 6 that qualifying purchases from participating retailers of an AMD Radeon R9 295X2, R9 290X or R9 290 graphics card will be eligible for a free copy of 2K’s Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. Collaboration between Firaxis Games and the AMD Gaming Evolved program brings deep PC optimization to Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth.
AMD wants gamers to freely experience the optimization for Civilization: Beyond Earth on high-performance AMD Radeon R9 Series GPUs, which are ready to support empire-worthy display technologies like AMD Eyefinity and 4K UltraHD. Support for AMD CrossFire technology and an exceptional implementation of the Mantle graphics API provides discerning gamers with radical performance and effortlessly smooth gameplay.
Civilization: Beyond Earth is the first of many next-generation PC games that crave larger GPU framebuffers, and the AMD Radeon R9 290X 8GB answers the challenge. In performance testing, the AMD Radeon R9 290X 8GB graphics card with Mantle rendered Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth at higher frame rates than any other single-GPU graphics card.”
However, this makes a bad impression that early adopters of the cards are left out- and even those whose recently and/or current purchasers are left out. This doesn’t only apply to AMD Radeon, but also something that Nvidia needs to take care of. No1 wants to be left behind, especially early adopters of those graphic cards. Whether or not this sour experience will make people wait before they purchase graphic cards at the time of release remains to be seen.