Friday, February 25th 2011

SPARKLE Announces GeForce GTX 580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card

SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today announced the SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card with Effective Own Design Cooler, the ultimate DX11 3D monster from SPARKLE, which delivers intense performance and premium cooling effect for gamers who demand the best.

The SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card is the latest new addition to SPARKLE’s GTX 580 Series. Its core and memory clock are 772 and 4008 MHz respectively. Designed specifically for gamers who demand the best, the SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card is built with NVDIA GeForce GTX 580 GPU. Based on 40nm processor and advanced GDDR5 memory technology, it consists of ground-breaking features including Microsoft DirectX 11 and NVIDIA PhysX which lead to incredibly immersive HD gaming experience and unrivaled performance.

Light Sense Design -- The Perfect Balance of Weight and Performance
For the cooler design, SPARKLE always has its own unique concept, it has been to balance the weight and the cooling performance of graphic cards' cooler. So as for this SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card, it adopts the aluminum fins with the pure copper heat pipes to enhance heat transfer efficiency while also reducing the weight of the cooler, effectively avoiding the risk of bending the plate. This cooler also integrated many of the most advanced manufacturing process, the whole cooler uses tin free welding process, pillars traversed cooling fins technology and pillars inserted cooling fins technology to ensure cooling efficiency, use life and the sense of integrated design. With this cooler, the full loading GPU temperature is 5 degree Celsius lower than the reference cooler of GeForce GTX 580 graphics card. The weight of the cooler is only half of the reference design.

One Slot Iron Bracket Design
The SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card takes up 2 PCI slots, but only with one slot iron bracket, making the card to be more light and clean.

Dual 80mm Fans Design
The SPARKLE Announced GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card's cooler comes with two 80mm cooling fans. Compared with single fan design, they make the card running quieter and provide more powerful air flow for the graphics card.

Direct Contact Technology
The cooler of the SPARKLE Announced GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card use four pure copper heat pipes, combing with the GPU direct contact technology to enable more efficient heat transfer.

Unique&Advanced Cooling Fins Assembly Technology
Combining with pure aluminum cooling fins, the pure copper heat pipes use tin free welding process and cooling fins assembly technology, effectively avoiding the heat pipes' oxidation due to the corrosion from the high temperature tin melting process in the tin welding process and the high welding temperature.

Unique Designed Wind Collecting Cover
The most graphics cards' coolers can only randomly draw the air to do cooling job. But SPARKLE deliberately designs a unique wind collecting cover for the cooler. Using the specially designed air duct on the cover, the flow of the air will enter the cooler along the fixed orbit, to enhance the efficiency of heat dissipation, while reducing wear and tear on the fan. In addition, the air duct design can effectively avoid the hand injury due to touching the cooler during the graphics card installation and taking down process.

Ray Tracing Support: The Future Of Gaming
The SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card enables interactive ray tracing for ultra photo-realistic scenes. The SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card powers interactive raytracing, bringing spectacular, photo-realistic renderings to your screen for the first time. By using the power of the GF110 GPUs, the SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card supports recursion in hardware, enabling efficient ray tracing and a host of other graphics algorithms. It excels not just at standard ray tracing, but also at advanced global illumination algorithms such as path tracing.

32x Anti-Aliasing Technology
The SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card implements a brand new 32x anti-aliasing mode for higher levels of image quality. And the GeForce GTX 580's enhanced compression engine maintains incredible performance with anti-aliasing and resolution cranked up, providing both high frame rates and top notch image quality.

Total Immersive With NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Technology
Prepare to be blown away by the most immersive PC gaming experience imaginable. Leveraging the power of multiple GF110 GPUs in an NVIDIA SLI configuration, NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround enables a new level of eye-popping 3D stereo gaming, expanding your real estate across 3 panels for the ultimate “inside the game” feeling. The SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card provides the incredible graphics horsepower to run your game in 3D stereo, across 3 panels, at HD resolutions up to 5760x1080. The SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card aslo supports gaming across three non-3D displays with resolutions up to 2560x1600,it's the best in Class 2D Surround Gaming.

Stunning DX11 Gaming Performance
Packing in 512 CUDA cores, a high speed GDDR5 memory interface, and full DirectX 11 support, the SPARKLE Announced GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card .With Effective Own Design Cooler is designed for groundbreaking graphics performance. With a revolutionary new scalable geometry pipeline and enhanced anti-aliasing capabilities, the SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card is the world’s most powerful single GPU Graphics Card solution.

1536MB Incredible Large High Speed GDDR5 Video Memory
Today‘s DX11 game, such as Stalker: Call Of Pripyat, Metro 2033, they insanely use as large as possible number of bump texture, transparent texture to describe faces of characters and render realistic gaming scenes, so these DX11 games put rigorous demands on the bandwidth and capacities of video memory. The current situation demands at least 1GB video memory to run these games. Compared with high-end graphics cards on market with 1GB GDDR5 video memory, the SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card comes with incredible large 1536MB high speed GDDR5 video memory, meeting the rigorous demands from current DX11 games.
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48 Comments on SPARKLE Announces GeForce GTX 580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card

#1
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
it has a tail lol
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#2
Lionheart
WTF it looks like it has a wing on the back....wicked!
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#3
AlienIsGOD
the HSF looks pretty good IMO, wonder how it deals with the temps?
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#4
ebolamonkey3
Can manufacturers please stop using blue pcb? Or at least slap a back plate on it?
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#5
Jizzler
Where then will people go for their blue PCB needs?
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#6
Flanker
does the people designed the HSF have grudges against HDD manufacturers or something?
that stupid tail does nothing except for creating higher chance of interfering with the HDD's space
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#7
Undead46
It looks gorgeous, although I don't exactly see how that purple color scheme works out with other hardware. xD
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#8
_JP_
1 - Thanks for making what already is a long card even longer.
2 - Gimmick features are gimmick.
What happened Sparkle?! You used to be cool. :shadedshu
Just go back to make passive and single-slot cooling solutions, for mid-range cards.
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#9
cadaveca
My name is Dave
I think "speedboat" inspired this cooler. :laugh:
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#10
HossHuge
If Prince were to buy a graphics card, I think he would buy this one.
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#11
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: _JP_
1 - Thanks for making what already is a long card even longer.
2 - Gimmick features are gimmick.
What happened Sparkle?! You used to be cool. :shadedshu
Just go back to make passive and single-slot cooling solutions, for mid-range cards.
whats wrong with the cooler it looks like it will do pretty good with temps. wait how dare they something better than stock and charge more for it :shadedshu
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#12
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Im sure it works well but this thing is ugly.
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#13
KainXS
I look at this and think "who thought that looked good?"

seriously I thought it was a toy boat then saw fans
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#14
_JP_
by: cdawall
whats wrong with the cooler it looks like it will do pretty good with temps. wait how dare they something better than stock and charge more for it :shadedshu
:roll:
Alright, I deserved that. But look at it. It looks...impractical.
And I was not discussing the performance. I'm sure it performs very well. I'm not fond of that shroud, that's all.
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#15
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: _JP_
:roll:
Alright, I deserved that. But look at it. It looks...impractical.
And I was not discussing the performance. I'm sure it performs very well. I'm not fond of that shroud, that's all.
i would proabably remove the shroud tbh :slap:
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#16
gago_89
someone could say that model gtx 580 is the best?, I am currently between direct asus cu II and between the msi twin frozr, someone could give his opinion please, and sparkle model is better than asus or msi?, i need assistan please :(, cheers.
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#17
Flanker
by: gago_89
someone could say that model gtx 580 is the best?, I am currently between direct asus cu II and between the msi twin frozr, someone could give his opinion please, and sparkle model is better than asus or msi?, i need assistan please :(, cheers.
if you have the space, i reckon the two following (last two links are only different in memory size) are the best:
http://www.sparkle-usa.com/products_graphic_04.asp?cate=45&seq=146#
http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=476
http://www.gainward.com/main/vgapro.php?id=454

if the two above are not available then go for the CU II

if two slots are all you have, the twin frozr is the best option imo, unless tested i don't see how this "thermal guru" can be better than the twin frozr. I mean it does have direct heatpipes but the twin frozr are simply proven to be quiet and effective
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#19
gago_89
thanks for answers!, but one person tell me what asus have better pcb than msi twin frozr, is true?

thanks!
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#21
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
nice looking design imo, pity about not being able to afford a GTX580... companies are better off sticking their coolest ideas on midrange cards imo.
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#22
raptori
"One Slot Iron Bracket Design
The SPARKLE GTX580 Thermal Guru Graphics Card takes up 2 PCI slots, but only with one slot iron bracket, making the card to be more light and clean. "

LOL epic fail
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#23
Flanker
by: gago_89
thanks for answers!, but one person tell me what asus have better pcb than msi twin frozr, is true?

thanks!
haven't really heard of any pcb's being better than the other. I do know MSI claim to use "military grade" components. Don't know much about asus' components though...
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#24
blu3flannel
It'd be cooler if the fans were blue, then it would have a cool black and blue jetboat scheme. :)
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#25
LAN_deRf_HA
It's bad design. It looks vaguely interesting from the top only and presents space issues for no justifiable reason. That's not how you design an aesthetically appealing graphics card. At least not well. You have to consider how it looks from above for the promo shots sure, but you must also put a lot of thought into the appearance from the side and back as it will be viewed in the case.
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