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Sparkle Announces GeForce GTX 470, GTX 465 Graphics Cards with Own Design Cooler

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  1. btarunr

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    Sparkle Computer announced a pair of new graphics cards based on the GeForce GTX 470 and GeForce GTX 465 graphics processors, and sporting Sparkle's own design as far as the cooler goes. The SXX4701280D5-NM (GTX 470) and SXX4651024D5-NM (GTX 465) feature a GPU cooler that makes use of a dense aluminum fin array to which heat is conveyed by five copper heat pipes, and cooled by an 80 mm fan. With this cooler, Sparkle claims to have brought down temperatures by 4 °C on the GTX 470, and 5 °C on the GTX 465. Both cards retain NVIDIA's reference design PCB, except for that it is blue in color. Both models stick to reference NVIDIA clock speeds and other specifications. Sparkle did not give out a price, though one can expect these to be priced just a little over the reference design cards.

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    Prince would love this card!
     
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    Slap that puppy on a GTX 460 and I'll buy one tomorrow. :rockout:
     
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    i would never put that in my case. It's fugly
     
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    i would kick off the shroud,rip off the fan, and use 2x 120mm fans instead, would look better, and drop the temps even more severely! :D
     
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    Yep, purple is the new purple. Also, do you think sparkle are selling more video cards since Twilight became so popular?
     
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    i must admit, im baffled how Twilight relates to Sparkle?:D
     
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    maybe because Edward sparkles in the light? :confused:
     
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    ah, that scene... i nearly forgot^^ i found that piece kinda unfitting, i expected something totally other would happen.. but shimmering (you say sparkling)... exotic:laugh: neithertheless, thanks for reminding my sleep-craving brain for that!:)

    (BTW that joke was Uberflat!:p)
     
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    You're welcome
     
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    That is one ugly card~
     
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    I cannot unsee it D:
     
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    Kind of reminds me of the old Soyo dragon boards. Or maybe the old KT600 gigabyte boards with the green and purple.

    EDIT: I don't know why it remind me of those mb's..lol other than the purple.. but that's the first thing i thought of... hehehe
     
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    Good God Sparkle; its either Win or Facepalm with you. This time it's facepalm. This could be a candidate for Ugliest VGA of the Year.
     
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    Strap some wheels on this badboy and add some extra racing horse power to your PC!:roll:

    Vroooooooooooooommmmmmmm!
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    BMW anyone? Remove the stickers, put a logo there and few LEDs for headlights and off we go.
     

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