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Oct 3, 2011

AMD to Bundle Battlefield 3 with New Graphics Cards

If you are one of those who have been waiting impatiently for Battlefield 3 to arrive, you should be happy to know that AMD has prepared you a surprise as it seems like some graphics cards from the Radeon HD 6000-series will be shipping with a coupon for DICE's title.

Graphics card manufacturers have for a long time now taken advantage of highly expected game titles by bundling them for free with their video cards and AMD is no different.

According to SweClockers, AMD plans to bundle the latest version of Battlefield with Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards, mainly because of the supply issues faced by the HD 6900 series.

The promotion will be available from a select number of the company's partners and the coupon included can be used for downloading the full version of the game.

Right now, it isn't known when the AMD campaign will begin. Most probably however, this will start after Battlefield 3 is launched on October 27 in order not to interfere with the initial sales on the game.

The Radeon HD 6870 is destined to cater to the needs of the mainstream market and the GPU was launched in October of 2010.

AMD's Radeon HD 6870 is based on the Cayman XT core and it packs 1120 streaming processors, 56 texture units and 32 ROP units as well as a 256-bit wide memory bus that connects to 2GB of GDDR5 video buffer.

This works at 1.05GHz (4.2GHz effective), while the GPU comes clocked at 900MHz.

The card should be enough for running Battlefield 3 at a resolution of 1080p, but users will have to reduce the detail level in order to obtain playable frame rates, as the higher presets require an AMD Radeon HD 6970 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 for smooth gameplay.


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