What you need to know
- AMD's promotion that bundles three months of Xbox Game Pass with select Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs is now live.
- 15 products are currently eligible, with the promotion set to expand to the latest Radeon and Ryzen products on July 7.
- You can view the full list, which includes products like the Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon VII, at AMD.
At E3 2019, AMD announced that it would start bundling three free months of Xbox Game Pass for PC with select Ryzen CPUs and Radeon graphics cards, and now that promotion is live. While it will also encompass AMD's new Radeon 5700 GPUs and Ryzen 3000 series chips when they arrive on July 7, the promotion also applies to 15 currently available products across both ranges.
Here's a look at everything eligible for the promotion:
- Ryzen 7 2700X
- Ryzen 7 2700
- Ryzen 5 2600X
- Ryzen 5 2600
- Ryzen 5 2600E
- Ryzen 5 2500X
- Ryzen 5 2400G
- Ryzen 5 2400GE
Xbox Games Pass for PC already includes more than 100 titles in its catalog, but that is set to expand in the future with games like Gears 5, Halo Infinite, and Minecraft Dungeons. The subscription service is currently available for a flat $5 per month fee (soon to be $10 per month) and is also part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which bundles Xbox Live Gold with Game Pass.
If you're in the market for anything from AMD, then this is a nice perk. You'll be able to redeem your code immediately after your purchase, or you can wait to get the three-month ride until bigger titles like Gears 5 launch on the service later this year. Check out our list of the best graphics cards to see where AMD hardware stacks up.
Need for speed
At $270, the Ryzen 7 2700X is already a solid deal for the amount of processing power you get. Add in Xbox Game Pass, and you've got quite a bundle.
Our favorite computer speakers for less $100
Team Windows Central wholeheartedly recommends each of these computer speaker setups, because they all bring the NOISE and will not wound your wallet.
Bose Companion 2 Series III speakers ($99 at Dell)
If you want great sound quality and value, then you want Bose. You too can have room-filling, immersive sound, so Bose says in every advertisement.
Logitech Z313 speaker system with subwoofer ($49 at Dell)
The Z313 comes with a powered subwoofer and two satellite speakers to deliver 25 watts of total power. That's enough to fill your room and then some.
GOgroove BassPULSE ($50 at Dell)
These are clearly the coolest-looking speakers recommended here, but they're not all flash and guile – these speakers can produce amazing highs and lows, for just $50.
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