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AMD RX 590 GPU bundle implies The Division 2 optimisation for AMD

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AMD have announced new bundles with their GPUs, all of them featuring Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2 Remake and The Division 2. Normally it wouldn't be a big deal, but this could suggest optimisation for AMD's GPU's instead of Nvidia.

AMD are looking to kick off 2019 in a grand fashion, as they have decided to bundle RX 570, RX 580 and RX 590 GPUs with Devil May Cry 5, The Division 2 and Resident Evil 2 remake. Players can get RX 590 for about $280 these days and considering the three games will be fully priced AAA titles, they would get $180 worth of software in the bundle.

The same offer stands for RX Vega, as all three game keys will be up for grabs should someone purchase the GPU. Those who get an RX 580 or RX 570 will get to choose two out of the three games on offer, netting them what is essentially a $120 discount.

Now, this may look just like any other promotion on the surface, but Ubisoft have worked closely with AMD on Far Cry 5 already, which was also optimised for AMD GPUs. The bundle, coupled with the previous cooperation between the companies could imply that The Division 2 will be optimised for AMD cards.

Considering the value AMD are throwing into the RX GPU bundles, it's possible that the deal between Ubisoft, Capcom and the GPU manufacturer is not a simple cross-promotion and more could be going on behind the scenes.

There are currently no clear statements going around for DMC 5, Resident Evil 2 or The Division 2 being optimised for AMD GPUs, but it should be clear enough by the end of Q1 2019.

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Resident Evil 2 is set for release on 25 January 2018, and benchmarks for the game should be the first indicators of whether it was optimised for AMD cards. Devil May Cry 5 is due out on 08 March 2018 and The Division 2 is coming on 15 March 2018.