what you need to know
- Details about Intel’s CPU and GPU bundles recently surfaced online.
- Buyers will be able to choose from up to four games and three apps if they purchase an Intel Arc GPU and Intel Alder Lake CPU.
- Several of the bundles include Intel Arc A750 and 770 GPUs, both of which have yet to be released.
Intel Arc GPUs will be on their way to desktops shortly, probably in October if rumors and speculation are to be believed. Based on Twitter user leaks momomo_usBuyers will be able to receive multiple games and apps as part of a bundle when purchasing an Intel Arc GPU and 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU (via Tom’s Hardware).
It appears that the promotion will be called the “Intel Software Advantage Program,” according to a web page discovered by momomo_us. The bundles listed will allow people to get four games and some additional apps at no additional cost. On the app side, buyers will be able to choose three of five titles.
- Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II (Full Download ARV: $69.99)
- Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed (Full Download ARV: $39.99)
- Gotham Knights (Full ARV download: $59.99)
- Vampire: The Masquerade® – Bloodhunt™ (Set Content ARV: $20.00)
- PowerDirector 365™ (Full Download ARV: US$69.99)
- D5 Render™ (subscription ARV: US$114.00)
- MAGIX Video Pro X14 (Subscription ARV: US$60.00)
- Topaz Gigapixel AI (Full Download ARV: US$99.99)
- XSplit Premium Suite (Subscription ARV: US$60.00)
Intel’s Arc A770, Arc A750, and Arc A580 are included in some of the bundles, though none of those GPUs have been released. Several mobile Arc GPUs will also be available through bundles.
On the CPU side, buyers can choose from quite a few processors. The most affordable is the Intel Core i5-12600K. Those looking for more powerful chips are also in luck, as Intel’s various Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs are multi-package options.
Assuming people are interested in the games and apps available through the bundles, they could save a good amount of money. If someone were to pick the most expensive games and apps they could, they would get a value of just under $380.
The redemption period of the promotion is interesting because it started on August 25, 2022. Of course, that has already happened and Intel Arc GPUs are not available. CPUs and GPUs must be purchased by December 31, 2022, though items can be redeemed until the end of January 2023.