Two things happened yesterday: I mentioned that my PC falls just below the minimum spec requirements to run Battlefield 1 at a semi-decent framerate, and I gushed about my newfound love for the Gears franchise and how absolutely AMPED I am for Gears of War 4. What I neglected to mention, was that I’ve been planning on upgrading my rig’s GPU ever since I saw the capabilities of NVIDIA’s GTX 10 series cards.
Well, according to a post on the official GeForce site, select versions of NVIDIA’s GTX 1070 and 1080 cards, as well as certain laptops and desktop systems, will now be bundled with a full digital copy of Gears of War 4. My choice of GPU just got a whole lot easier. Hit the jump to check out where you can take advantage of the limited-time offer.
According to the aforementioned post, Microsoft recommends the use of the GeForce GTX 1060 to run Gears 4 like a dream, but for those seeking an even more impressive graphical experience, the GTX 1080 or 1070 is probably a smart investment.
If cards are what you’re after, all three of the retailers mentioned above should have you covered. Both Wootware and Rebeltech have a massive selection of cards on offer that all come bundled with the game, while Evetech is currently offering a GTX 1070 (plus game) for R7,499. The latter is currently the cheapest GTX 1070 included in the promotion that I’ve come across so far.
Now, if you’re looking to invest in an entirely new desktop, I’d recommend heading over to Evetech. They have GTX 1070 and 1080 custom-built rigs ranging from R20,499 all the way up to R48,999. If laptops are more your thing, Wootware has a few eligible GTX 1070 and 1080 powered notebooks that should be right up your alley.
Gears of War 4 will be “a highly optimised, customisable experience on PC,” and is part of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere initiative which essentially means that if you own the game on PC, you’ll get an Xbox One version to go with it gratis (and vice versa).
Game’s out on 11 October for XBO and PC, unless you buy the Ultimate Edition which lets you get into the action a little sooner on 7 October.