EVGA October Feast Game Event!

EVGA October Feast Event 

Rise from the dead! It's the zombie apocalypse! We don't advocate actually going outside and picking up weapons, but instead you can do so from the comfort of your own home. You can take on hordes of zombies on our Left 4 Dead servers and keep them from taking over the world! It won't be easy doing this alone, so how about inviting your friends to join you? After all, the more people defending the better your chances are at survival. Share this page on Facebook and Twitter to let them know!

You don't have to play Left 4 Dead though. There are quite a few games for you to choose from, like Battlefield 4, Team Fortress 2, and many others! All of this isn't only for fun and games, though. When you sign up for the EVGA October Feast Event and log into our servers between October 16th, 2015 and October 30th, 2015, you'll qualify for some really great prizes – all just for playing! Signing up is completely free and easy for anyone, regardless of where you live. We have lots of prizes to give away, so don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to play great games and win some quality products!

Qualifying for the event is very easy if you follow these simple steps. Sign up on this page with your either your Steam ID, BF3 soldier name, BF4 soldier name, or all three if you feel like it. After that, all you have to do is log in and play anytime during October 16th, 2015 4:00 PM Pacific to October 30th, 2015 11:59:59 Pacific. Be sure to check the official EVGA Gaming blog to see the full list of servers available and read some great articles from team EVGA! Please don't forget to keep enjoying our servers after the event ends!

This is a global promotion and all are welcome to participate.  Click here to sign up!

Fallout 4 - S.P.E.C.I.A.L Part 5

Bethesda has released their fifth video in their S.P.E.C.I.A.L series.  In this video they they bring you an explanation on Intelligence.  Continuing with the theme of the soon to be released Fallout 4 game, check out the following instructional video brought to you by the folks over at Vault-Tec where they explain the fifth of these defining attributes that makes you S.P.E.C.I.A.L!!!!

Win an EVGA TORQ X5 Gaming Mouse!!!!

Introducing the EVGA TORQ X5 gaming mouse. Built with the highest quality materials, this mouse was designed from the ground up to satisfy the needs of the hardcore gamer with a high quality optical sensor that provides up to 6400 DPI, eight programmable buttons, and a customizable RGB LED.

We didn't stop there though. The EVGA TORQ X5 features the highest quality Omron switches with a lifespan of over 20 million clicks, 512Kb of onboard storage for saving up to 5 seperate profiles, robust tuning software, a Pixart 3988 Optical sensor providing up to 6400DPI with 1000Hz polling rate, and much more.

The EVGA TORQ X5 was released as one of the new gaming mice in the TORQ series.  For this contest five (5) lucky people will be able to WIN an EVGA TORQ X5 gaming mouse.


Contest Questions (Mandatory):

Question #1)  What is the weight of the EVGA X5 gaming mouse, without the cable?
A)  80 grams
B)  85 grams
C)  65 grams
D)  60 grams

Question #2) How many profiles can be saved on the EVGA X5 gaming mouse?
A) 3 profiles
B) 4 profiles
C) 5 profiles
D) 6 profiles


Contest Rules:
1)  Post a comment on this article with your answers to the contest questions .
2)  Multiple comments don’t qualify for extra entries,
4)  Entries will run for Six (6) days, starting October 7th, 2015 @ 10:00 PM PST and will end October 13th, 2015 @ 10:00 PM PST
5)  Five (5) winners will be selected at random and announced on October 14th, 2015.

Please see the example below on how to comment: 
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Official Rules:
1. By adding a comment you agree to the rules, terms and conditions. 
2. You are at least Eighteen (18) years of age or older (and if below the age of 18 then you must have your parent/legal guardian's permission to enter should you be a minor in your state of residence).
3. ONE entry per person on the date of the event.
4. Winners outside of the United States are responsible for any duty and taxes imposed by their country.
5. Winner will be contacted by email and have 7 days to respond.
6. Odds of winning a prize are dependent upon number of eligible entries received at the time of the random drawing. Winner will be selected and posted to the EVGAgaming.com website by October 14th, 2015. All decisions are final and binding.

EVGA reserves the right to substitute an alternate prize of equal or greater value in the event all or part of a prize set forth above becomes unavailable. No cash substitute or transfer of prizes is available. Prizes are awarded without warranty of any kind from EVGA, express or implied, without limitation, except where this would be contrary to federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulations. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Decisions of EVGA and the Judging are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this event. Return of any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Potential prize winner(s) and their parents/legal guardians may be required to sign and return an Affidavit or Declaration of Eligibility, a Liability/Publicity Release within 30 days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. EVGA at its sole discretion shall reserves the right to disqualify any Participant.

SPONSOR: This event is sponsored by EVGA Corporation (EVGA), a California corporation with principal place of business at 2900 Saturn St Suite #B, Brea, CA 92821, USA

EVGA Hybrid FACEOFF Program!

The EVGA Hybrid Face Off program is here! Now for a limited time ALL EVGA customers who own any EVGA Hybrid product qualifies for a free* new shroud! This shroud gives the card an updated look, complete with an LED!

If you are an owner of one of the below Hybrid products, you qualify! Just fill out the form, and we will contact you on further steps.

For more details and to sign up click here:  http://www.evga.com/articles/00962/EVGA-HYBRID-Face-Off-Program/

* Shipping and handling not included.
Offer available while supplies last. Valid only on products purchased from an EVGA authorized reseller. The product must be registered at EVGA.com and an invoice is required for verification. Request must be initiated through the form above while supplies last.

4k Certified HDMI Cables are Coming

A few years ago there was no standard for HDMI cables. Right now, your best bet for purchasing cables for a 4k resolution at 60Hz display would be to pick an HDMI cable that's 6 ft. or shorter, and read the reviews to see if anyone managed to get 4k running and hope for the best.

It was announced recently that the HDMI licensing group will be launching a program to certify cables to work with the full bandwidth of HDMI 2.0 or 2.0a, taking all of the guesswork out of purchasing HDMI cables. Certified cables will have an anti-counterfeit label to show that they have passed this certification.

For more information, you can view their page here with links to their press release and FAQ: http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/premiumcable/Premium_HDMI_Cable_Certification_Program.aspx 

Super Hexagon Spotlight

Super Hexagon is an arcade style game where you play a triangle and dodge incoming walls as you rotate around a center. The game has a very steep learning curve with the easiest difficulty being labeled hard. Most new players will lose within 10 seconds. A ‘winning’ game is 60 seconds, but you can keep going to see how high of a record you can get.

Despite its simplicity and difficulty, it is strangely addicting. I’ve found myself playing this game for a couple hours straight, which is outrageous considering my record time is 90 seconds.

The visuals pulse with the game’s catchy 8-bit soundtrack. The soundtrack itself is very interesting considering it was made using a game called Little Sound DJ on the Original Gameboy.  Check out the video and let us know what you think of Super Hexagon in the comment section below.

Storage at the speed of light!?

Okay, maybe not the speed of light. As most enthusiasts are aware, SSD storage is the end all be all to consumer read / write speeds. However that may change faster than we thought.

A team led by Oxford’s Harish Bhaskaran and Wolfram Pernice of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology were able to create non-volatile photonic memory. The same way that re-writable optical media stores data, the new solution uses waveguide technology to move light from lasers to and from a germanium, tellurium and antimony (GST) alloy nano-coating.

“Implementing on-chip non-volatile photonic memories has been a long-term, yet elusive goal,” the team said. “Photonic data storage would dramatically improve performance in existing computing architectures by reducing the latencies associated with electrical memories and potentially eliminating optoelectronic conversions. Furthermore, multi-level photonic memories with random access would allow for leveraging even greater computational capability. However, photonic memories have thus far been volatile. [Our solution demonstrates] a robust, non-volatile, all-photonic memory based on phase-change materials.”

Although there are still many roadblocks to overcome with this technology, it is a huge step forward in a crucial area of computing and could lead to other optics-based hardware design.

Please visit the the Nature.com published journal on this topic for further information.