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Get 3 months of XBox Game Pass when you buy an AMD Radeon graphics card or Ryzen processor

Get 3 months of XBox Game Pass when you buy an AMD Radeon graphics card or Ryzen processor (Image source: AMD)
Get 3 months of XBox Game Pass when you buy an AMD Radeon graphics card or Ryzen processor (Image source: AMD)
Join the Microsoft Game Pass beta on PC when it launches on July 9th. AMD will throw in a three-month subscription if purchasing a last generation GCN graphics card or 2nd generation Zen processor.

AMD will be launching its RDNA-based Radeon RX 5700 GPU series and 3rd gen Zen 2 Ryzen desktop CPU series this week to further dent Intel's dominance in the PC market and challenge Nvidia in the mid-tier to high-tier gaming sector. To sweeten the deal and drive sales of some older GCN GPUs and 2nd gen Zen CPUs, the red chipmaker will be including a complementary three-month subscription to XBox Game Pass for PC when purchasing select Radeon or Ryzen products.

The full list of qualified products are as follows:

  • Radeon VII
  • Radeon RX Vega 64 or 56
  • Radeon RX 590, 570, or 560
  • Ryzen 7 2700X or 2700
  • Ryzen 5 2600X, 26000E, or 2600
  • Ryzen 5 2500X
  • Ryzen 5 2400G oR 2400GE

The catch is that users must purchase from select online retailers as listed here. For users in the United States, this includes just four outlets - Computer Upgrade King, CyberPowerPC, CybertronPC, and Xotic PC - with surprisingly no mention of Newegg, Best Buy, or Amazon. The participating retailer will send XBox Game Pass coupon codes to customers for them to redeem on amdrewards.com.

The promotion will last from July 1, 2019 to March 10, 2020 or until supply ends. Unlike Microsoft XCloud, Game Pass grants subscribers a range of games to download and play locally without relying on remote servers or streaming bandwidth. The service will launch on PC in a beta state on July 9th, 2019.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-07- 8 (Update: 2019-07- 8)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.