Items tagged with Rahul Sood

If you're looking to buy a graphics card the days, we feel bad for you – really bad. Prices have skyrocketed due to people buying hordes of GPUs for cryptocurrency mining purposes. That means that gamers, the traditional purchasers of blazing-fast GPUs, now are forced to pay outrageous prices for what in many cases should be relatively affordable products. While crypto miners have for the most part have cobbled together their own rigs, some traditional custom PC builders are offering up their own solutions. One such company is Maingear, which is set to release its own series of mining computers called the Maingear Advanced Crypto Miner (ACM). Although we don't know much about the Maingear... Read more...
Few names are as meaningful and recognizable in the gaming sector as Rahul Sood. From VoodooPC to HP to Razer and Microsoft, Sood has become a bit of an icon in each place that he has eventually wound up. Now, he's taking his talents from the incubator labs of Microsoft to something more uncertain: a new startup gaming company. Rahul is an entrepreneur at heart and came from startup roots with VoodooPC, pioneering in some respects, for the build-to-spec enthusiast PC industry that has flourished ever since. In a goodbye post on Sood's blog, he commends Microsoft for a job well done, expressing his thanks for the time there and suggesting that he's leaving on very positive terms. Specifically,... Read more...
Rahul Sood is joining Razer as an advisor to the gaming peripheral maker's board of directors, Razer announced today. The founder of VoodooPC will provide strategic counsel on all aspects of Razer's business, everything from global operations to sales, marketing, and product development, the latter of which is particularly intriguing. "I’m a fan of Rahul’s work at VoodooPC, and it is our shared passion for PC gaming and technological innovation that makes his involvement with Razer so relevant and exciting," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer CEO. "In fact, it was his work at VoodooPC that inspired us to enter the systems business, and I believe his advice will be invaluable to us here at... Read more...
Well that didn't take long! A month after Rahul Sood resigned his post at HP, he has now found a home at a rival company: Microsoft. Rahul Sood is a major figure in the PC gaming world. He founded VoodooPC, which was then swallowed up by HP and woven into the "Envy" line of computers. But HP never really felt like a great fit for Sood, at least from the outside. HP just feels way too corporate for a free thinker like Sood, but honestly his new company isn't too different. The new company is Microsoft, which makes sense for Sood to end up at, but it's still a very structured corporation. Rahul isn't saying much about his new post, but his title is in stone. He's the GM for System Experience in... Read more...
We can't say we never saw it coming. Rahul Sood had withdrawn from the spotlight quite significantly in recent months, but it's still somewhat surprising. As of today, Rahul Sood is no longer planning to continue his role as the CTO of Global Gaming for Hewlett-Packard, a post he has held for some time following the acquisition of VoodooPC. He was responsible for spearheading VoodooPC back when it was a standalone custom PC powerhouse -- a company that HP eventually ended up buying. From there, he saw many HP computers get a little of that VoodooDNA, but the company never really was the same. Sood even tweeted publicly following the departure of CEO Mark Hurd that things were getting really interesting... Read more...
VoodooPC CEO, Rahul Sood, has an editorial posted on his blog with his thoughts on NVIDIA and ATI and how their respective platforms are utilized on VoodooPC's high-end PC.  He also speculates on what the upcoming Intel Conroe launch could mean to NVIDIA's and ATI's chipset business. "First of all, what people need to understand about the GPU business is historically a major slaughtering of the competition only occurs when the other falls flat on their face. So if the green team falls flat, the red team skates by, and visa versa. As an example, let's look back a few years ago when Nvidia lost two product cycles. Back then Nvidia failed simply because they fell flat on their face... Read more...