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Intel giving away 3 free games with Core i7 product purchases

by Mark Tyson on 12 November 2015, 11:01

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Intel has started to offer a free triple games bundle to buyers of its Core i7 processors. Those who purchase a qualifying product or device with Intel Inside from a participating seller will receive a 'Master Key'. With this key purchasers can unlock Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Just Cause 3, and World of Warships. The Intel Enthusiast Game Voucher offer runs until 15th Feb 2016, or when Master Key codes run out, whichever is sooner.

Some of you may note that World of Warships is a free-to-play game, so how could Intel dare to include it in a free games bundle… As Intel lists the game as "$50 value" it must come with bundled in-game credits. I have bought hardware in the past which has included such 'goodies'. According to Intel the value of the triple games bundle it is giving away is $124.98.

  • Intel Enthusiast Game Voucher
  • Counter Strike: GO ($14.99 Value)
  • Just Cause 3 ($59.99 Value)
  • World of Warships ($50 Value)

Another unclear aspect of this promotion is which chips qualify, and what retailers will be participating. Though the promo picture trumpets "Get 3 free games with the purchase of a qualifying Intel i7 processor-based device", it seems like not all Core i7s qualify and not that many retailers have picked up the promotion so far.

Forum members at Linus Tech Tips note that Newegg in the US with some Broadwell and Haswell i7s, NCIX in Canada and Playtech in New Zealand are all on board. Playtech seems to be offering vouchers with Core i5 chips. Unfortunately Intel's games promotion and bundle site, its T&Cs and (useless) FAQ don't make it clear which exact Intel products and which retailers are participating in this offer.

I've asked Intel to clear up my questions about exactly what products qualify and what are the participating retailers and I will update this post when I hear back. Hopefully the promotion will include UK retailers.



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Shame they dont give a clearer list, I have just bought a 6700k
Being as its for Haswell as well I might consider an upgrade on my other box… before the CPUs completely disappear from retailers.
AGTDenton
Being as its for Haswell as well I might consider an upgrade on my other box… before the CPUs completely disappear from retailers.
Thought that the 5000 series were Haswell-E which hasn't been replaced … yet.
2-series is Sandbrdige
3-series is Ivybridge
4-series is Haswell
5-series is Broadwell
6-series is Skylake
cptwhite_uk
2-series is Sandbrdige
3-series is Ivybridge
4-series is Haswell
5-series is Broadwell
6-series is Skylake
Sorry, mis-spoke, I was referring to the 5820K, 5930K, 5960K trio listed on the screenshot - which were*/are “Haswell-E”.

(* The Intel page link here refers to these processors as “Formerly Haswell-E”, so presumably marketing call them something else now)

AFAIK, Has-E are still “current”.