Thursday, March 3rd 2011

Sparkle Readies Single-Slot GeForce GTX 570 Graphics Card

Sparkle computer's CeBIT bit booth featured an eye-catching new graphics card, the Sparkle One GTX 570. This is the first air-cooled single-slot GeForce GTX 570 series graphics card. While it is thin, the card is extremely long. We estimate around 13-inches long, if not more. Sparkle seems to be making use of the extra length to squeeze in as much metal (heatsink) as possible. A fan pushes air backwards. The card features clock speeds of 752/1504/4000 MHz (core/shader/memory).

Like every other GTX 570, it's based on the 40 nm GF110 GPU with 480 CUDA cores enabled, and 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory across a 320-bit wide memory interface. Display outputs include one each of DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Sparkle expects the card to be released by next month.

Source: ComputerBase.de
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34 Comments on Sparkle Readies Single-Slot GeForce GTX 570 Graphics Card

#1
random
Wow! Now that looks sexy, that would be one hell of a PhysX card or HTPC gpu.
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#2
Radical_Edward
They should have put the fan at the other end and made it shoot hot air out of the case. But that would just make dang sense and we can't have that with graphics cards these days. :rolleyes:
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#3
snuif09
Oh you mean shoot air against the DVI Connector? it wont go out of the case anyways...
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#4
D4S4
it couldn't blow thru them display connectors, now could it? it'll be one loud mofo.
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#5
Radical_Edward
They could have put a grill opening about the HDMI and DP ports.

Although to be completely honest I had a bit of a brain fart. >.<
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#6
Fourstaff
black? :eek: I am disappoint, sparkle :shadedshu
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#7
HalfAHertz
That card gave me a hardgasm :o
Not only is it paper thin, but it also features a mild 20MHz OC over the reference design. Sparkle, you dawgs :D
How long is it exactly? Looks over 30cm :D
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#8
dieterd
what?

why they make such a useless product, what is the potential buyer? I mean - if u have small space in case then this hot card wich now cant blow hot air out will cook everything inside your small case. if u have lota thing in nerar slots - then maybe it is better to take them out and melt them with your zipo or hairdryer not with this GTX 570 (hot) side blower. and by the why how will this blow through contact that mini GPU heat sink - I mean this is no GTS 450! what next single slot GTX 590 with blow through hole between bouth GPU cores?
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#11
Benetanegia
by: dieterd
why they make such a useless product, what is the potential buyer? I mean - if u have small space in case then this hot card wich now cant blow hot air out will cook everything inside your small case. if u have lota thing in nerar slots - then maybe it is better to take them out and melt them with your zipo or hairdryer not with this GTX 570 (hot) side blower. and by the why how will this blow through contact that mini GPU heat sink - I mean this is no GTS 450! what next single slot GTX 590 with blow through hole between bouth GPU cores?
Maybe you have a very big case with extremely good ventilation, but you want to (tri)SLI without losing the x4 and x1 PCIe slots, where you rather have a sound card, SSD or USB 3.0 expansion card? For example?
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#12
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
What the point of single slot if its going to be too long for smaller cases?
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#13
InnocentCriminal
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by: brandonwh64
What the point of single slot if its going to be too long for smaller cases?
For those that Fold.
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#14
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: InnocentCriminal
For those that Fold.
Yea that would be nice for folders, especially with the many slot PCIex
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#15
Over_Lord
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by: randomflip
Wow! Now that looks sexy, that would be one hell of a PhysX card or HTPC gpu.
why the hell would you want to waste 399$ on power sucker for an HTPC card?? Or Physx. Benchmarks have proven anything more than a GT240 for Physx is overkill.
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#16
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: InnocentCriminal
Shame it's so long.

:(
They had to. To alleviate pcb stress from heat, and to fit in a longer heatsink as well
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#17
Sinzia
I'm a huge fan of single slot cards, I might look into this
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#18
InnocentCriminal
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by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
They had to. To alleviate pcb stress from heat, and to fit in a longer heatsink as well
I understand why they did it and in a normal desktop it's not a problem. However, I things to be as small/short as they can be, so for me it's a shame. Maybe they'll release a 560 that's shorter than this but longer (& thinner) than a stock 560.
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#19
HalfAHertz
Well a standard 570 and one of these would def get better ventilation in sli, no?
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#20
erixx
Love it!
Longer is better than higher card in my book. I have 5-6 PCI(andPCIE) slots and have already used those that are actually accesible: 2 of them :(

Nobody did LMAO with the "for those that Fold" answer? hahahaha That was subtle irony!!!
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#21
Jizzler
Nice. Would do great in my case, just flip the front intake fan around and install the side fan option to blow on them. As an extra plus, the PCIe power cables routing would be pretty clean, hiding most of it in the cage.

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#22
inferKNOX
It might be slim, but it sure is loooooong. :rolleyes:
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#23
InnocentCriminal
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by: erixx
Nobody did LMAO with the "for those that Fold" answer? hahahaha That was subtle irony!!!
I don't get it, why would people laugh at my comment, can you elaborate for me please?
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#24
erixx
Sure Inno!.... Someone complains it is 'long' and you say "exept for those that fold"

Fold: like when you fold a pair of (long) trousers to store them.... Cool!
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#25
Jizzler
Don't mind me, didn't get it ;0
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