I’ll begin by saying this, this article is in no way sponsored or affiliated by or with NVIDIA, Gigabyte or Urban Terrain. Now that we have that out of the picture, let’s begin.
It was last week, I guess when my cousin sent a Facebook Event invite. It was something about gaming and that was enough so I registered for it. It wasn’t until I got my pass that I read about what the event really had in store. I was pumped as soon as I read that the NVIDIA GTX950 series will be showcased and we’ll get to experience it first-hand.
As soon as we both learned we’ve received the passes, it was a Yes on the RSVP and so we went. We reached at 11:50 thinking and accepting the fact that we were late. Don’t blame us, blame late mornings and long ATM queues. However, fortunate for us, the event was behind schedule. People did report after us so there’s that.
After getting checked-in, we took our places. It was a plethora of different seats. Bean bags, gaming chairs, chairs, seats, a sofa and some people were standing! The chaos, in my opinion, added to the beauty. How can a gaming event have a perfect seating arrangement? It would take away the very definition of our culture. I’d like to point out though that we were in no way, uncomfortable. Rather, each one of us was waiting for the presentation to begin and so it did.
For the next hour or so, we learned a lot about NVIDIA and GeForce. The process of how the product line works, how each GPU is carefully crafted, how NVIDIA tests each prototype against thousands of simulated conditions and so on. Then we learnt about what GeForce had to offer, greatly focusing on the new series of cards namely, the GTX 950 and 950Ti both of which are brilliant GPUs crafted keeping the next-gen in mind. Avanish and Karthik, both our presenters were humbly brilliant. It was a wonderful interaction filled with Q&A, opinions and laughter.
Then, we had a different presentation by Mr. Mayank Sharma who is the country manager for Gigabyte’s Graphics division. There in we learned about Gigabyte’s newest cards and technology. We got a hands-on for the newest Windforce G1 series GTX950 unit. It was beautiful. That’s the only word that comes to mind when I picture that grey, metallic, aviation-coated monster.
Then we learnt a lot about Gigabyte and Urban Terrain’s collaborative gaming consortium pro-circuit and how much they are contributing toward e-Sports and gaming in India through different ideas and gaming events. (still in the pipeline but coming soon)
Next up were refreshments, the team was kind enough to give us a Pizza and a drink each. It was the gamer’s refreshment one might say. We also got to play CS:GO on the specifications I’d kill for. It was a great refresh playing the game I used to breathe 3 months back and the game I barely think about now. Not my fault, blame the college WiFi secured by Fortigate. It was contest time and after we posted our selfies, we got a diary and a wallet each. I loved the diary. The wallet, not so much, given it’s a paper wallet. However, both of them are good souvenirs to keep.
All in all, it was a wonderful event, filled with fun, information and awesomeness. I’ll look forward to the next GamerConnect event and definitely attend it, if life allows.