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)
Bundle
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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  • 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. Reply
  • Manch - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - link

    Destiny 2 aka RIP off the sequel doesn't do anything for me. Would be nice if there was a choice. Dirt 4, even Prey which I'm just not keen on would be more compelling. Reply
  • Stuka87 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - link

    How can you say a game that is not out yet is a rip off? Destiny 1 received some huge fixes and changes through its life cycle and right now is far better than when it launched. Reply
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - link

    Yep, after they make you pay for all the expansions and such just to reach a playable game state; and by playable, I mean endless gear treadmill where to complete the highest tier of content you have to no-life grind the game and hope RNG blesses you.

    I bought and paid for Destiny 1 and the first expansion; nothing further as it wasn't worth my wallet given what I had already paid for and played. I jumped into Warframe right after and had a good time for about ~800 hours on Steam before getting tired out of the tedium and RNG and grindy repetitive mission archetypes.

    I honestly can't back anymore games which don't have a definitive beginning and end. No MMOs, etc. (No I'm not saying Destiny or Warframe are MMOs, but they are online-enabled coop games which inevitably fall prey to RNG-based loot mechanics just to advance, similar to most MMOs.) They're always addicting, but always pan out badly over time and just leaves you empty after dumping hundreds of hours into the experience and getting little enjoyment out of it
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  • nikon133 - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - link

    Yes, but... at what total cost? Reply
  • Manch - Sunday, June 18, 2017 - link

    BC what I got for my money wasn't a game. It was the intro to the game. Bungie promised this epic quest with drop in out on line coop. It was nothing like that. As far as fixing it goes, no. They burned me with the initial release then said everything will be better if you buy the expansion packs. When everything was said and done, how much money was spent for an endless grind fest with an OK story. You basically paid a couple hundred for a Halo knock off. Reply
  • TheWereCat - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - link

    I just received my 1080ti FTW3 today, I have no coupon or anything so how do I redeem it? Not that I am interested to play Destiny but free game is free game... Reply
  • Jad77 - Thursday, June 15, 2017 - link

    If you bought it from Amazon, there is no promotion. Reply

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