A Brief Look at EVGA GPU Designs

In recent light of all the upgrade pictures where users compare their old cards to their recent upgrade, I thought a quick timeline of how EVGA's cards have been designed throughout the years would be of interest. The e-GeForce MX440 shown above is one of our more earlier cards. As you can tell by the logo on the cooler we have changed significantly.  Here's a look at a handful of cards from past to present. 

 

6800 Ultra

 

8800 GTS

Vinyl stickers on cards has always seemed pretty cool to me personally. This design in particular reminds me of something straight out of the Fallout series. It would be interesting if some of the newer cards implemented similar graphics on their cards but in a more conservative manner. 
 

GTX 295 Red Edition

I for one believe this was a pretty neat design that seems to pull characteristics from a VCR tape. In present day this may not be too popular but in retrospective, it was an unique approach.

 

GTX 460 2WIN

Not many of our cards feature a 3 fan cooler and I was surprised myself when I saw this design. Although a 2 fan cooler is more efficient (and takes up less space), all those fins just makes you shiver from coolness! This was one of the recent-ish designs with independent features. Some unique coolers on more exclusive cards such as the Classified and K|NGP|N series could prove some desirability. 

 

GTX 780Ti CLASSIFIED

 

GTX 970 Fallout Edition

This is a GTX 970 collaboration that was done with Fallout 4. This is a really interesting marketing design that I'd love to see more of in the future. This was a particularly unique model and a must have for die hard Fallout fans.  

 

980Ti K|NGP|N

The start of the custom RGB LED era began somewhere around this point.  It is a nice touch for those who enjoy the aesthetics behind PC building.  I won't be surprised if nearly all future premium cards implement this feature.

 

GTX 1080 FTW

This is our latest and, in my opinion, best designed coolers. The card features our newest ACX 3.0 style cooler which efficiently reduces heat. One of my favorite aspects of the card is that they were able to use a combination of plastic and metal to give this card a premium look and feel. 

Overall I think there has been huge improvements on the designs and I love where these cards are headed. I left out some of the Hyrdo Copper and Hybrid coolers because I wanted to focus mainly on the air-cooled cards. My first EVGA card was a 9600 GSO and personal favorite would be the GTX 970 Fallout Edition for the backplate itself.

What was your first EVGA card and which design is your favorite?

 

Paragon: New Hero - The Fey & Free Open Beta News

Paragon from Epic Games is on a constant roll with updates, and new Heroes being added to the games.  With their constant community feedback and suggestions being heard, the game is progressing along and taking the MOBA genre to the next level!

A new Hero was announced this past week, a caster type and support class they call: The Fey  An entity of the Agora universe that has the power to use nature as her strength and ally.  The Fey is ideal the group setting with other Heroes and has the ability to crowd control the enemy and do massive AOE damage.  If you are caught within the vines of her powers, you are sure not to come out of it alive!

Be sure to check out The Fey overview video below! 

 

Paragon is still considered to be in its Early Access phase with constant updates, improvements, and community suggested implementations.  As of now, in order to play, a Founders Edition Pack was required to be purchased for access and all Heroes are free to access, with some requiring you reach a certain level to unlock them.  

If you had thought about playing, but did not want to purchase a Founder's Pack to play, then you may not have to wait any longer!  Paragon will be going into its Free Open Beta phase starting Tuesday, August 16th!  This means the game will be completely free to play with anyone one wanting access, will be able to download the game and join in the awesome Third Person MOBA experience featuring the Unreal Engine!  Stay tuned for more news and details coming soon in the days leaving up to the Free Open Beta!

Let us know what your thought are on the new Hero and if you will be taking advantage of the Free Open Beta coming up, down in the comment section below! 

QuakeCon 2016 & QuakeCon Gane Sales!

QuakeCon has been in full swing for the past couple of days. Tons of info and updates on being released via the QuakeCon twitter and website, as well as some really cool happenings at the event itself.

One major announcement was the Quake Champions Debut Gameplay Trailer, showing off some speed and skill runs on the new redesigned classic!  Although the announce voice reminds me of the one in Mortal Kombat for some reason. Check it out below!

 
But for those who were unable to attend this year, shouldn't worry.  You can still be part of the action with some awesome deals on Bethesda game titles from Steam, Humble Bundle, and various other locations.
 

You will definitely want to check out the Steam QuakeCon weekend Sale going on now where you can save up to 50% on certain game titles and get some deals on others.  One example is the DOOM + Steam Controller bundle for $59.99 and Dishonored - Definitive Edition for only $11.99

Make sure to head over to the Humble Bundle site and check out their Humble Bundle Store, also with savings up to 50% on select Bethesda titles!  Those who have been waiting for a deal on Fall Out 4, can pick it up for only $29.99, and check out the terrifying "The Evil Within" for only $9.99!  Also, 10% of your purchases from the Humble Bundle store will be donated to a charity of your choice!

These are some awesome deals going from both Steam and Humble Bundle.  Let us know if you picked up any of these awesome deals or if you were lucky enough to attend QuakeCon 2016, down in the comment section below!

No Man's Sky

We are just a few days away from the release of No Man’s Sky. If you have not heard about this game, it is a feature packed sandbox style game that allows you to roam a vivid and vast universe.  From the developers of the series Joe Danger, Hello Games will be making a glorious crash landing with their latest title.

 

From the reviews and gameplay videos that have surfaced so far, there seems to be endless activities to enjoy in this game.  If you are familiar with open world games like Skyrim and the Grand Theft Auto series, the freedom to roam and pillage (if that’s your cup of tea) will be available to you. In one specific gameplay video they showed us a wanted system, similar to GTA. If you cause a disturbance to your surroundings and accumulate enough wanted symbols the alien residents will defend their land.

If you come with peace, there are many planets available for you to discover and explore. The description states that there will be customizable ships that you can upgrade in order to further extend your reach in the galaxy.

If you are interested in economy, you have the option to collect resources from various planets and trade them across the universe.  There seems to be endless possibilities in terms of what you can do in the game and tons of visually pleasing environments. Get ready for an experience with “no loading screens and no limits”!

Here are the minimum system requirements for the game if you are interested:

OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions) 

Processor: Intel Core i3 

Memory: 8 GB RAM 

Graphics: nVidia GTX 480 

Storage: 10 GB available space

The game is currently available for pre-purchase on Steam and will be released on August 12. 2016 for PC.

We here are very excited for this title and can’t wait to see what the game will offer. Let us know your thoughts on the game and what your plans are for this universe in the comments below. I for one think being a space pirate seems like a very intriguing profession. 

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We didn't stop there though. The EVGA TORQ X10 features the highest quality Omron switches with a lifespan of over 20 million clicks. We also included a full metal base that provides solid construction, the latest Avago 9800 laser sensor providing up to 8200DPI with 1000Hz polling rate, a 6FT silver coated USB cable, and much more.

The EVGA TORQ X10 gaming mouse provides you with the precision and control you need for every day tasks and for those intense First Person Shooter gaming sessions to come out on top! Five (5) lucky random winners will be able to WIN an EVGA TORQ X10 gaming mouse (non carbon).

For this contest Five (5) lucky random winners will be able to WIN an EVGA TORQ X10 Carbon gaming mouse.

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Contest will run for six (6) days, starting August 5th, 2016 @ 6:00 PM PST and will end August 11th, 2016 @ 6: 00 PM PST. Five (5) winners will be selected at random and announced on August 12th, 2016.

Winner Announced - Enter to Win an EVGA Z170 Stinger Motherboard!!

We would like to thank everyone who entered this weeks giveaway for the EVGA Z170 Stinger motherboard  We had a great turn out for the contest and and lots of great comments posted the EVGAGaming articles! 

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We Happy Few!

From team at Compulsion Games comes a new and interesting game called: We Happy Few

If you enjoyed the storytelling and visual graphics of Bioshock, then you will definitely want to check out We Happy Few which is similar but takes it to a whole new level.  Taking place in a 1960's Dystopian England, set in the made up city of Wellington Wells.  The inhabitants of this city have all forgotten the past and in an altered state of mind after taking a pill they happily call: Joy.  

Joy helps the residents forget lead their happy smiling lives in this make believe city.  Those who are off their meds are called downers.  As the main character you play as a "downer" and try to survive in the city by essentially doing the opposite of the towns folk, which is stealing to eat and pretending to be a member of this strange city, to figure out what really happened there.

But watch out, if the locals realize that you are not one of them, then violence will ensue and you will have to fight to survive.  This is an interesting take on a video survival first person game, and definitely has some backstory and graphical appeal to make me want to play it.

Check out the trailer below for the game and an interview with the Creative Director of the game: 

 
if you are planning on checking out the game like I am,  then check out the the following system requirements to make sure your all set to play the game:

Minimum

  • OS Windows 7
  • CPU Triple-core Intel or AMD, 2.0 GHz or faster
  • RAM 4GB RAM
  • GPU NVIDIA GeForce 280 GTX or AMD Radeon 6750 HD series or higher
  • HDD 8GB Available Space

Recommended

  • OS Windows 7
  • CPU Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
  • RAM 8GB RAM
  • GPU NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series or higher
  • HDD 8GB Available Space

Again, this is a very interesting take on a game and some different type of gameplay involved and an unique backstory/setting.  The game is available via their We Happy Few Steam page and is currently in Early Access.  Let us know what you think of the game and if you are going to take it for a spin yourself, down in the comment section below!