AMD will give The Last of Us Part 1 to Radeon RX 7900 and RX 6000-series buyers


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Something to look forward to: AMD will soon tempt new graphics card/PC buyers to opt for team red over team green by jumping on The Last of Us bandwagon. Its upcoming promotion will reward RDNA 2 and RDNA 3 purchases with a free copy of The Last of Us Part 1, which arrives on PC in a few weeks.

Update: AMD's The Last of Us Part 1/Radeon RX graphics card bundle deal is now live. It runs until April 15, 2023. The redemption deadline is May 13th, 2023

HBO's The Last of Us has proved to be a massive hit, drawing acclaim from critics and viewers alike: 8.1 million people tuned in to the penultimate episode on Sunday night, a 74% increase over the series debut.

AMD is taking advantage of the franchise's popularity by launching a new game bundle that packs The Last of Us Part 1 with one of its cards. Unlike the previous deal that gave Radeon RX 6000-series buyers Dead Island 2 and The Callisto Protocol (that ended on February 4), the new offer not only includes all Radeon RX 6000 desktop cards, right down to the Radeon RX 6400, but also covers the RDNA 3-powered Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT. Certain prebuilt PC systems featuring the GPUs are also included.

The Last of Us Part 1, an upgraded version of the 2013 stealth/action/horror classic, arrived on the PlayStation 5 last September to mostly positive reviews – it has a Metacritic score of 88. The new version offers enhanced gameplay along with graphical upgrades, improved character and enemy AI, more accessibility features, better audio options, and more. It was originally set to release on PC on March 3 but developer Naughty Dog decided to push the launch back to March 28.

There's no statement from AMD about when its new bundle will go live. The promotion was showing on Ebuyer earlier today but now appears to have been removed, so expect an official reveal to arrive soon (Update: it's now live).

In addition to helping clear excess Radeon RX 6000 stock, the promotion should help AMD get more Radeon RX 7900 cards into the hands of gamers. While rival Nvidia's Lovelace series has started breaking into the main Steam survey, RDNA 3 still isn't found in enough participants' PCs to qualify.

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Call me a fuddy-duddy...but how about keep the game, subtract its retail price from that of the cards, and offer me the cards at the new reduced price. Now that would make the cards seem more attractive...
I'm sure AMD is getting the game dirt cheap with some kind of deal through naughty dog.


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Wow, even with the $150 RX6400

Sweet deal for an amazing game. I still play once every few weeks on my PS3 and never think…”this game has aged poorly”

Great toss in for anyone looking to upgrade their card and hasn't played this gem as its been playstation exclusive


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Well I bought a 6700XT last week, so slightly bummed that I missed the promotion...
However, in terms of the card itself, I couldn’t be happier. It cost £379 from ebuyer here in the uk and on average sits between the rtx 3060ti and rtx 3070 in term of performance, which cost at least £419 and £519 respectively. It also has 12gb vram vs 8Gb in the Nvidia models, and I’m not concerned about lower ray tracing capability.
Having had 2 Nvidia cards previously the AMD software does take a little adjusting to, but I don’t buy into the unstable driver arguments. From what I’ve seen both Nvidia and AMD have driver issues from time to time.
So, my point is if the price or promotion is attractive, go for it. Nvidia uk prices are just uncompetitive at the moment.


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No thanks. They took out the best feature of that game, the online pvp multiplayer.

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They package their expensive graphics card with a game the ps3 handled, funny.

I know its the updated version, but its still a ps3 title imo.