Thursday, March 26th 2009

SPARKLE Introduces Calibre X250/X250G Graphics Card with Abundant OC Capability

SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today announced the Calibre X250 512MB/X250G 1GB GDDR3 Graphics Card with Calibre Dual Fly Fan and SPA Tune OC software, extending the DirectX 10 gaming performance of GeForce GTS 250 GPU to a new level, bringing vivid DX10 gaming graphics on a mainstream consumer computing platform.

Calibre X250/X250G Graphics Card features a 55nm chip process from TSMC. So It has groundbreaking speeds compared with ordinary GeForce GTS 250 graphics cards on market, the core speed is raised from 738MHz to 761MHz, the shader clock is raised from 1836MHz to 1911MHz, making it can deliver unrivaled graphics performance in the hottest games including Far Cry 2, Mirror’s Edge, and Call of Duty 5: World at War. The Calibre X250/X250G Graphics Card adopts Calibre non-reference PCB design, providing enhanced power circuitry with more phases of vGPU power circuit and vMem circuit. Also it only uses solid capacitors with lower power loss, providing more stable and longer product lifespan.

1GB Extreme Fast Large-capacity GDDR3 memory
Today‘s game, such as Crysis, Alone in the Dark 5, Stalker: clear sky, they normally use a large number of bump texture, transparent texture to describe faces of characters and render realistic gaming scenes, so these games put higher demands on the capacities of video memory. The current situation demands at least 512 MB video memory to run these games. Compared with ordinary GeForce GTS 250 graphics cards on market, Calibre X250G 1GB GDDR3 Graphics Card comes with incredible large 1GB GDDR3 video memory can let mainstream users to pass the 3DMark Vantage High Test which strictly demand at least 512MB video memory, providing much more detail information to mainstream users for better understanding its graphics capability.


Extreme Cooling with Calibre Dual Fly Fan System
The Calibre X250/X250G Graphics Card features Calibre Dual Fly Fan System - an ultimate graphics cards cooling solution for users who seek higher graphics performance and lower working temperatures. The cooling system consists of Pure Copper die-casting thermal base.die-casting thermal base, high-efficient heat pipes and dual cooling fans with 0.2 mm thin cooling fins. With improved wind pressure and airflow, it can get the most heat exchange area in a limited space, guarantee a highly efficient cooling effect. Besides, the cooling fans of the Calibre Fly Cooling System can be adjusted aslant 15 degree, so not only MOS circuit on the PCB can be cooled efficiently, the memory and CPU cooling efficiency can be raised too.


Convenient SPA Tune OC software
The Calibre X250/X250G Graphics Card is bundled with convenient SPA Tune, an own designed software, effectively balancing the computing power and power consumption. It provides three mode transition buttons for Overclocking mode (OC), standard mode (STD) and green mode (GRN). The OC mode provides high speed, best performance and more power consumption. The STD mode brings standard performance and lesser power consumption. The GRN mode provides the energy saving and green power consumption. Every mode sets up one team specification contains: Core Clock (MHz), Memory Clock (MHz), Shader Clock (MHz), GPU Temperature ( ℃) and Fan Speed.


NVIDIA 3D Stereo Support
The Calibre X250/X250G Graphics Card supports GeForce Stereoscopic 3D Technology from NVIDIA, which is market complete hardware and software kit for gamers built by NVIDIA for the 3D stereoscopic gaming market. It will immerse gamers in the world of 3D content like never before. Monsters, bullets, and landscapes jump out of gamers' flat monitors and into their imagination, making them part of the game. With NVIDIA GeForce Stereoscopic 3D driver technology, gaming will never be the same. Now with support for Microsoft Windows Vista and the Calibre X250/X250G Graphics Card, gamers can play the hottest games and feel like they’re part of the action rather than watching it happen!
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15 Comments on SPARKLE Introduces Calibre X250/X250G Graphics Card with Abundant OC Capability

#1
diddle
That's actually really cool. Any information on what kind of bus the memory is running on?
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#2
Nick89
why are the fans on the first picture at an angle?
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#3
Icewind31
by: diddle
That's actually really cool. Any information on what kind of bus the memory is running on?
256bit as it's just a rebadged 9800GTX w/ 1GB

by: Nick89
why are the fans on the first picture at an angle?
"Besides, the cooling fans of the Calibre Fly Cooling System can be adjusted aslant 15 degree, so not only MOS circuit on the PCB can be cooled efficiently, the memory and CPU cooling efficiency can be raised too. "

edit: personally i don't think the angles do much besides take up more space =S
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#4
Yukikaze
More. names. for. the. same. cards. :banghead:

They couldn't just call them GTS250 Calibre, just like they did with their 9600GT Calibre and other cards ? They just *had* to throw in a new name into the equation.....
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#5
h3llb3nd4
True, if I didn't see the above posts I would have been like... Dude! was I living in a closet for a week?
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: diddle
That's actually really cool. Any information on what kind of bus the memory is running on?
256-bit GDDR3.
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#7
DaJMasta
It's definitely a stretch to say that it delivers "unrivaled performance" or that the OC constitutes "groundbreaking speeds".


I guess it's nice given the custom PCB and fan, provided it's reasonably priced.
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#8
Silverel
Lol, nVidia doesn't care that people are frustrated about their renaming scheme, they'll just pound you with it until you get tired of complaining.

Pretty card too...
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#9
IcrushitI
So, how much, and would it be worth sli the 1gig mem cards.
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Looks like a redesign of the TT Duo Orb for the GPU
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#11
zCexVe
The description made me think it was a GTX 280 but I realised it was only a GTS250 with beauty.
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#12
BackSlash
Always the same with nVidia cards, the same card... some new name...grrrrrrr.

but, looks cool :D
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#13
Hayder_Master
by: Nick89
why are the fans on the first picture at an angle?
+1 it is more high than 2 slot card
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#14
SeanG
I guess you aint running them in sli?They look like a 3 slot with that angled fan.lol
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#15
3870x2
Cooling airflow would be better, if only you were planning to sacrifice the rest of your motherboard.
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