Guillermo del Toro to Honour Hideo Kojima at DICE Hall of Fame Awards

Metal Gear Solid auteur and recent Konami escapee Hideo Kojima has been named the twenty-first member of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, and will be presented with the 2015 Hall of Fame award by writer/director Guillermo del Toro at the DICE Summit next month.

This is one awards ceremony that Kojima will have no problem attending: back in December, while Kojima was still under contract with Konami, his former employer blocked him from attending The Game Awards due to an on-going feud between the two parties, one that Kojima is contractually prohibited from discussing. Kojima officially left Konami two weeks later, launching his new, independent Kojima Productions game studio.

While still with Konami, Kojima was collaborating with del Toro on Silent Hills, the much-anticipated Silent Hill sequel, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, that was canned following the release of the game’s stealth demo, P.T..

“Hideo Kojima’s career-defining works have shaped much of how the video game industry approaches cinematic storytelling and player engagement,” Martin Rae, President of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, said. “As one of the most well-loved and well-respected designers of our time, it is a great honor for the Academy to induct him into our Hall of Fame. Hideo is a game creator whose eyes have always looked towards the future, and we look forward to his thoughts on the D.I.C.E. Summit stage.”

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GALAX Reveal Custom GTX HOF Water Cooled Edition Graphics Cards

Do you like your graphics cards to be a faster and cooler? Of course you do! GALAX have signed on the design held of Diamond Cooling to create their stunning Custom GTX HOF Water Cooler Edition graphics cards, something that will no doubt please the enthusiast gaming/system building crowd amongst you.

The Hall of Fame (HOF) series of cards are already well known for their blazing fast, high-end performance and impressive cooling capabilities, but the new custom water cooling blocks are set to take that even further.

“Working in-conjunction with Diamond Cooling based in Europe, specialists in all things custom and cool, KFA2 has developed a water cooling solution designed to fully unleash the raw potential of the GTX 980 and 970 HOF graphics cards with the unprecedented cooling capacity needed for extreme overclocks.”

The cards will feature full PCB coverage water blocks, a stunning design, high-quality materials and will be available in two styles, one with a white acetal top and another with PETG acrylic top.

Key Features:

  • Fits both KFA2 GTX 970 and GTX 980 Hall Of Fame graphics cards
  • Custom engineered design to maximize coolant flow and heat transfer
  • Pure copper blocks
  • Nickel plating
  • PETG acrylic / white acetal top
  • Full PCB coverage including power connectors
  • Coolant channel specially built for optimal flow with bidirectional hookups

The custom GeForce GTX 980/970 HOF water cooled editions are available in limited quantity by special order. Click here for more information.

Will you be ordering one of these gorgeous new graphics cards?

Two New Hall of Fame GTX 980 Graphics Cards from GALAX

GALAX already has five Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 based graphics cards, but that doesn’t stop them from creating two more. The new GTX 980 HoF DUCK Edition and GTX 980 HoF TecLab Edition take the Nvidia chip and pushes it even further thanks to the custom PCB design, components and coolers.

The GALAX HOF Duck Edition currently holds the second place in official Fire Strike competition with an impressive score of 10580 points. The record was placed by Duck-OC who also helped to design this card and make it what it is. It is still unknown what clock speeds the card will come with, but Duck-OC overclocked the card to 2123 MHz for his record.

The Duck Edition features the same design as the other HOF cards with its triple-fan cooling solution, white PCB and backplate and it comes with the easy overclocking button located on the rear IO.

 

The second new card was created together with the guys from TecLab, which is kind of obvious with the GALAX GTX 980 HoF TecLab Edition name.

The TecLab card is a little thicker than the other cards and takes up another half slot beside the default two, and it comes with a darker theme of black and grey. It also comes with a backplate and OC button as the other cards and this will most likely be the new flagship in the GTX 980 series.

Sadly we don’t know any further specifications at this time, but I’m looking forward to learning about them. These look like some serious graphics cards, but they’ll most likely also carry a serious price.

Thanks to VideoCardz for providing us with this information

GALAX Hall of Fame GTX 970 and 980 Released

Are you a fan of the Hall of Fame series of graphics cards? Then you’ll be pleased to hear that GALAX have just released the latest and greatest in the series; the GALAX GTX 980 HOF and the GTX 970 HOF.

Each of the new cards comes factory tuned with the highest core clocks in its class. Everything has been stripped down and rebuilt for speed on these cards. They’ve got the custom white PCB, ultra-premium components, 7 heat-pipes with a triple fan cooler, Hyper Boost technology, dual BIOS and a whole lot more.

The 980 HOF comes equipped with 2048 CUDA cores, a base clock of 1304 MHz and a boost clock of 1418 MHz. The GTX 970 HOF features 1664 CUDA cores, a base clock of 1216MHz and a boost of 1380 MHz.

Key Features:

  • Completely redesigned PCB layout from the ground up, optimized for GM204
  • 10 layer manufacturing process in HOF signature pure white color
  • Extended PCB width for optimized layout and cleaner signal
  • Advanced GALAX exclusive “Triple Force” cooler
  • 2x 80mm fan + 1x 90mm fan
  • 4x 8mm heat pipes + 3x 6mm heat pipes (total 7 nickel-plated heat pipes)
  • Copper base cooler
  • Integrated MOSFET heatsink
  • Customizable top HOF LED (control blanking frequency, brightness with GFE)
  • Plastic cover with premium die-cast aluminum accents
  • Anodized aluminum backplate protects components and reinforces PCB
  • Next generation IR3595 Digital PWM controller provides 2X switching frequency vs. previous generation
  • 8 phase GPU + 2 phase memory power
  • IR3555 with next gen DrMOS and 60A output
  • Aerospace-grade GALAX Extreme Power Inductors provide ultra-long life, high endurance and low noise vs. normal power inductors
  • Hyper Boost technology acts like a hardware turbocharger, increasing fan speed and maximum power delivered to the GPU with the push of a button
  • Voltage tool (developed by enthusiasts) allows voltage beyond stock limits
  • Hardware dual BIOS simplifies the tweaking process by enabling risk-free firmware updates and customization
  • Prelim internal overclocking results: >1.5GHz on air, >2.1GHz on LN2

The cards will start cropping up at major retailers any time now and prices are expected to hurt your wallet; if you want the best, you’re going to have to pay for it.

Thank you Guru3d for providing us with this information.

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Galaxy Launches 6 GB Variant of its GeForce GTX 780 Hall Of Fame Edition Graphics Card

Galaxy has just launched another NVIDIA variant of GeForce GTX 780 Hall of Fame graphics card, bearing the GF-GTX780-E6GHD/SOC model name, featuring the company’s white PCB signature and performance-oriented cooling solution.

In terms of specifications, the card comes with 6 GB if memory, having the rest be similar to the original Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 HOF Edition released in July last year. The 6 GB variant also comes with a big factory overclock, having the core GPU clocked at 1019 MHz compared to the original variant clocked at 863 MHz and its boost speed capped at 1071 MHz compared to 928 MHz from its predecessor.

The GDDR5 memory apparent has been left untouched, having it clocked at 6008 MHz as the original Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 HOF. Other aspects of the 6 GB GTX 780 HOF variant include the 28 nm GK110 silicon architecture, offering 2,304 CUDA cores, 192 TMUs, 48 ROPs and a 384-bit memory interface. The graphics card also features a 10-phase VRM, drawing power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

The graphics card is said to feature a dual-BIOS configuration as well, having the toggle switch located near the I/O bracket. The card offers four display outputs, having two dual-link DVI, one HDMI and one Display Port configuration, while its cooling solution features a Hybrid Vapor Chamber which directs heat to a large aluminium fin-stack heatsink with the help of four nickel-palter copper heat pipes. The heatsink is then ventilated by a pair of 90mm fans, having the base-plate with heatsink fins cooling the VRM and memory.

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