This means that despite the exclusive nature of the Radeon R9 290X Battlefield 4 bundle, the vanilla Radeon R9 290, R9 280X and even the most affordable R9 270X will get this exciting new game, too. Battlefield 4 is definitely a triple A title. It’s a great game to play and it has even better graphics than Call of Duty Ghost that created a whopping billion dollars of revenue at launch. We tried them both and we can admit that in single player these both games are rather short despite their 25+ GB download size. A skilled player can finish them within a few hours (Six hours is realistic probably even less if you don’t have a girlfriend. Ed.)
This bundle will put much more heat on the competition and one can see this as a direct answer to Nvidia's GTX 700 bundle of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Splinter Cell Blacklist and Batman Arkham Origins, quite a nice selection. Radeon R9 290 and 290X cards are back in stock at least at some top US etailers and our sources are telling us that they keep selling well despite the fact that Geforce GTX 780 Ti has put a lot of pressure on the R9 290X, stealing the performance crown in some titles, but also falling short in others.
Once can only hope that black Friday will bring even better deals, but for now, these bundles and close performance make it hard to choose.