Sunday, March 18th 2007

CeBIT: Sparkle Shows Self-Designed Graphics Cards


At CeBIT, Sparkle showed several unique self-designed cards, apart from the well known Calibre P880+ GeForce 8800 GTX cooled by TEC active cooler system from MACS Technology. VR-Zone has pictures of a very interesting graphics card, the self-designed Sparkle GeForce 8800 GTS without any additional power connectors? VR-Zone informs us that Sparkle will have their own self-designed G84 and G86 cards with better cooling solutions which will increase overclockability of the cards by 10-15%. There is also another interesting technology created by Sparkle where a small PCB is inserted into the graphics card with POST LEDs and a reset button. It allows voltages adjustment and temperature management through software. This concept will be available for upcoming Sparkle DX10 cards.Source: VR-Zone
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18 Comments on CeBIT: Sparkle Shows Self-Designed Graphics Cards

#1
blobster21
what comes to minds immediatelly when looking at those pictures is how they managed to stick such a ridiculously downsized heatspreader on this "prototype". The HS might be made of pure copper, still it remains 2-3 times smaller than our typical high-end leafblowers !:eek:
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#2
tkpenalty
...yes.... nvidia always has to copy ATI....

WTF?!
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#3
RickyG512
u mean to tell me that small blue pcd with a tiny little cooler is a G80

wow, things really are getting smaller these days
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#4
tkpenalty
... cant they just use an LCD screen? Cmon man this is a top-tier product we are talking about! It looks more like a 8500GT judging by the PCB.
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#6
EviLZeD
no power connector small heatsink that rocks
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#7
RickyG512
look how short the god dam thing is
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#8
Grings
that just cant be an 8800, theres simply not enough on the board, and the cooler is too low to the board, unless sparkle have removed the heatspreader from the core, the ram layout looks too simple too, unless theres ram chips on both sides of the board.

Plus that article on vr-zone dosent specifically say its that card, it mentions 8800's with no power connector, then mentions g84-g86 boards, then mentions that led readout

it looks far more like one of these (8600gts)
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/07-03-11/8600GTS.jpg
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#9
C.Ash
So "self-designed" means they just replaced the heatsink? Well, then i guess im more creative than I thought..

In any case, ive been trying to find the Calibre 8800 GTX with TEC cooling for a while now, and there are NO stores selling it.
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Dippyskoodlez
by: RickyG512
look how short the god dam thing is
by: RickyG512
u mean to tell me that small blue pcd with a tiny little cooler is a G80

wow, things really are getting smaller these days
by: blobster21
what comes to minds immediatelly when looking at those pictures is how they managed to stick such a ridiculously downsized heatspreader on this "prototype". The HS might be made of pure copper, still it remains 2-3 times smaller than our typical high-end leafblowers !:eek:
wow, seriously.

This is the size of a card back from... 2000?

and this is news?!! :roll:

Amazing how times have changed. I looked at it and saw a "normal" video card.
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#11
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
At last some genuine initiative and originality from a manufacturer. Graphics were getting to rediculous PCB sizes and astronomical power requirements, well done Sparkle.
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#12
RickyG512
by: Ketxxx
At last some genuine initiative and originality from a manufacturer. Graphics were getting to rediculous PCB sizes and astronomical power requirements, well done Sparkle.
that is if it is a 8800 gts or above
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
These are awesome looking boards. Kudos to Sparkle for coming along with some nice ingenuity and designs. I love the TEC cooler and the fact that they make one without some parts and it increases overclockabilty up to 15% is amazing. Id be willing to switch to an Nvidia card just for these :)
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#14
Firedomain
is it just me or does it seem like a really STUPID idea having the led readout FACING THE MAIN BOARD!!!!!!! idiots! :banghead:
yer, its all good if you can squish ur head to the size of an ordinary house hold sponge & slide under the card like some kind of amphibious creature :ohwell:

but what about all us people NOT ON DRUNG!!!!!!! :slap:
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#15
Grings
by: firedomain
is it just me or does it seem like a really STUPID idea having the led readout FACING THE MAIN BOARD!!!!!!! idiots! :banghead:
yer, its all good if you can squish ur head to the size of an ordinary house hold sponge & slide under the card like some kind of amphibious creature :ohwell:

but what about all us people NOT ON DRUNG!!!!!!! :slap:
good point, i didnt notice that

and i still say that aint no g80
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#16
gerrynicol
by: firedomain
is it just me or does it seem like a really STUPID idea having the led readout FACING THE MAIN BOARD!!!!!!! idiots! :banghead:
The LEDs will be facing towards the side of the case, so if you have a window all you need to do is look in.
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#17
Loghic
This little sparkel card looks really interesting to me, but I hate these "tec-cooler cards". I hope they won't be to expensiv.
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#18
Firedomain
by: gerrynicol
The LEDs will be facing towards the side of the case, so if you have a window all you need to do is look in.
my bad, mis looked at that picture. :slap: saw the SLI connector & didn't think that thats no PCI-E connection! :roll:

the led is facing the opposite way & ur right. it'll be facing the side of the case.

cheers :toast:
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