NVIDIA has announced yet another game bundle, this time pairing Bungie’s much-anticipated Destiny 2 with NVIDIA’s highly performant GeForce GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti. Systems (including NVIDIA’s own GeForce GTX Battlebox) and laptops containing these cards will also qualify for the bundle. The bundle includes both Destiny 2 and early PC beta access, which is tentatively scheduled for late August.

Unlike its predecessor, Destiny 2 will be available for PCs, and will launch on October 24th for PCs and September 6th for consoles. NVIDIA has already released Destiny 2 PC gameplay video at 4K and 60 FPS, hinting at how higher-end graphics cards can take advantage of what Destiny 2 graphically has to offer. In more concrete terms, Destiny 2 on PC will offer up to 4K resolution and uncapped framerate, as well as adjustable field-of-view and support for ultra-wide/special monitor configurations. As a massively multiplayer online sci-fi first-person shooter, which Bungie previously described as a “shared world shooter”, the PC version of the game will only be available via Blizzard App/Battle.net.

With the Rocket League bundle still in play until July 31st, NVIDIA nicely covers the GeForce GTX 10-series line-up from the humble GTX 1050 up to the GTX 1080 Ti, with the sole exception of the GTX 1070.

NVIDIA Current Game Bundles
Video Card
(incl. systems and laptops)
GeForce GTX 1080Ti/1080 Destiny 2 Bundle w/ Early Beta Access
GeForce GTX 1070 None
GeForce GTX 1060/1050Ti/1050 Rocket League Bundle

Overall this will be a very short lived bundle. NVIDIA is only running it for the next two weeks – from today through June 27th – presumbly as an E3 tie-in. Once redeemed, Destiny 2 Early Beta Access codes can only be used through the life of the beta, whereas “Destiny 2 game codes may only be redeemed until 30 days after PC launch date.”

Codes must be redeemed through GeForce Experience. Be sure to verify the participation of any vendors purchased from as NVIDIA likely will not give codes for purchases made from sellers that are not participating.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • keebs63 - Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - link

    What's up with the 1070 currently?? Seems like the prices are absolutely horrible compared to the 1080, and now Nvidia's not even including a game bundle? GTX 1080s are basically always available from $500 and we've seen multiple deals for $430 even, meanwhile there have been basically no 1070 deals and looking at the prices on Newegg, it seems like the selection/stock is rather limited. Might be miners or something, but it looks to me more like Nvidia is almost phasing them out which is extremely odd.
  • Drumsticks - Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - link

    It is miners, I've heard. Since the RX 480/580 is too hard to get, people have started mining with the 1070.
  • Notmyusualid - Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - link

    You are correct.

    I've got 10 Nvidias running now, and although the 1070s are an expensive way to do it, with the price gougers at work out there, they've made them the best buy.

    And what many will argue AND FAIL at, is that the 1070s not only mine higher than the 1080s (something to do with the new memory of the 1080s not being utilized correctly), but they do it more efficiently than the AMDs, which is not the info you will read most everywhere online. But actual measurements trump internet stories.

    This article sums it up nicely:


    I was never going to pay 330 GBP for the AMD, when the 1070 is just under 400GBP, not only for the less power drawn, but for the aftermarket resale value, if I decide to give up mining.
  • Strunf - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - link

    People know they are more efficient however you have to take into account the price of the card and then it makes more sense to buy a RX570/580. Of course this is assuming they are available and close to the prices they should be... however this is not the case the RX570/580 are not readily available and the price is slightly higher than what it should be (logic since big demand for little offer).
    At the end of the day with the profit from these two cards are pretty close at the end of 1 or 2 years of mining.

    What I don't understand is how AMD missed this big opportunity, they knew their cards would be great for mining and instead of flooding the market with cards they created a short supply problem, at the end of the day it's not AMD that benefits from it but AIB partners and sellers.

    Etherum will soon change POS, so mining this coin on a GPU will not be profitable anymore, and I'm guessing all these mining GPUs will be resold for peanuts and make some pressure on the price of the new GPUs... not good news for AMD.
  • valinor89 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - link

    Selling cards to miners is not profitable as they abuse the cards and then send them for RMA just before the end of the guarantee expires to get a new one.

    The miner situation is not really good news for AMD or its partners because they are selling at MSRP and don't get the increased retail margins, the cards are being abused and returned to the manufacturers and worst of all they are not getting to the gamers and hence not increasing "mindshare" for future purchases.
  • Notmyusualid - Thursday, June 15, 2017 - link

    @ valinor89

    I have to disagree. There are no overclocks on my 1070s, as they are FTWs, and come with a factory overclock anyway.

    I'm pulling a mere 120W / card. I think gaming loads are higher, are they not? Enlighten me.

    But there will be others, gamers and miners alike that abuse hardware, and of course return faulty goods. But I think r-soles exist all over the world, whatever the subject, whateve the product.
  • Yojimbo - Thursday, June 15, 2017 - link

    They are being run nonstop at a high throttle, which is probably not something the card is designed to accommodate. People don't game 24/7. Not that they can't make a card for that purpose, but most consumer gaming cards are not engineered for it.

    I think what matters to the retailers, card manufacturers, NVIDIA, AMD, and buyers of video cards is the mean time to failure of the cards on the market. It doesn't matter if some gamers and miners alike abuse cards. What matters is if 1) less can be expected of a card given that it was a mining card than if it were a gaming card or 2) mining causes significantly more lower-quality cards to be offered for sale as new cards than would otherwise be offered.

    If people are really RMA'ing cards used in mining in order to keep getting new ones, that is fraud. Nothing is for free. That costs the companies money. If the companies can't prevent it it will make them either increase the prices of their cards or change their RMA policies.

    And, in any case, GPU manufacturers lose money by losing the ability to target their market effectively. Reduced visibility of demand for cards because of mining costs GPU manufacturers money. And when used cards eventually flood the market that similarly reduces GPU manufacturers' ability to judge supply and demand of their gaming cards. Mining seems to be a volatile market, and volatility causes inefficiencies that spill over into the much larger gaming market and cost the companies money.

    So I can see why these companies want to incentivize miners to buy non-gaming cards for mining.
  • Notmyusualid - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - link

    @ Strunf

    12 cards and counting now.

    Yes, AMD missed this, but how could they have known? Who'd of thought BTC would hit the prices it has, let alone GPU stuff like ETH...

    When (if?) ETH hits POS, there'll be other crypto coins, or as you say, the cards will get dumped, save for four 1070s which I'll keep in my P5 case.

    Meanwhile, the 'workers' are a runnin'!
  • Mugur - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - link

    Probably the yields are so good that NVIDIA is trying to push people towards 1080, instead of intentionally crippling a good chip to manufacture 1070.
  • Yojimbo - Thursday, June 15, 2017 - link

    From the little I know, memory bandwidth is very important for many of these mining algorithms, particularly Ethereum. The 1080 has significantly higher memory bandwidth than then 1070, but the miner programmers haven't figured out how to use GDDR5X well, yet. Whether that's because of a lack of technical expertise on the part of the programmers, or whether it will take driver or firmware changes from NVIDIA, I don't know, but I am sure NVIDIA can change that situation one way or the other quite easily if they decide to put their engineers to task on it. The Titan Xp uses GDDR5X memory and is marketed as a card for machine learning, but along with that comes with the expectation that it can effectively execute any CUDA code. I'm guessing that if there's a class of algorithms that inherently doesn't make use of GDDR5X very well, NVIDIA has probably already come up with a workaround.

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