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SPARKLE unveils two GeForce 8800 ULTRA Cards

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  1. Bastieeeh New Member

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    Today is the official launch day of NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 Ultra graphics card and Sparkle is one of the first companies revealing final silicon. It comes in two flavors, an 'ordinary' GeForce 8800 Ultra and a beefed up version named Calibre P880 ULTRA. While the first one features 612MHz/2160MHz core and memory clock respectively, the thermoelectric cooled (TEC) P880 got super fast 650MHz/2250MHz instead. The prices of these cards are unannounced yet.

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    GeForce 8800 ULTRA Series - SF-PX88ULTRA768D3-HP

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 2, 2007 - SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today proudly unveiled the SPARKLE GeForce 8800 ULTRA Graphic Card. Incorporating the newest NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra graphic processor, SPARKLE GeForce 8800 ULTRA graphic card brings incredible core and memory clock speed to drive the latest PC games.

    Based on NVIDIA’s next generation G80 architecture, the SPARKLE GeForce 8800 ULTRA graphic card adopts innovative unified architecture, dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs. Built upon technologies such as NVIDIA Lumenex Engine, providing support for DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0, NVIDIA Quantum Effects technology for physics computation and GigaThread Technology for extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.

    With miraculous high core and memory speed, the SPARKLE GeForce 8800 ULTRA is the most advanced graphic card ever built. In order to make users game visions a reality, the SPARKLE GeForce 8800 ULTRA graphic card runs at an untouchable core speed of 612MHz and 2160MHz memory clock with 768MB GDDR3 memory. The SPARKLE GeForce 8800 ULTRA graphics card’s all-new Microsoft DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0 engine features 128 stream processors with incredible 1500MHz shader clock to provides film-quality visual effects, such as high dynamic range (HDR) lighting, at real-time frame rates.

    The SPARKLE GeForce 8800 ULTRA graphic card also supports for HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) and NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, providing the highest quality High-Definition video for HD video enthusiasts. The SPARKLE GeForce 8800 ULTRA graphic card already has the "Certified for Windows Vista" logo, which means it passed rigorous tests made by WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) for Windows Vista compliance.

    “DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0 make a huge difference in the way a game will look, and will ultimately bring a whole new level of realism and polish to several magnum opuses, such as Crysis and so on.” Said Kevin Wang, sales director of SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd. " Embracing highest speed ever achieve on graphic cards, the SPARKLE GeForce 8800 ULTRA graphic card surely deliver ultra-realistic DirectX 10 gaming experiences and unparalleled image quality. The SPARKLE GeForce 8800 ULTRA graphic card is the best choice for the absolute highest frame rates and 3D rendering quality demand, allowing for super high-quality settings in even the most demanding games.”

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    Key Features

    NVIDIA® unified architecture
    Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs

    GigaThread™ Technology
    Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs

    Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 support
    World’s first DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects

    NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
    Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single graphic cards configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences by allowing two cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express® graphics, SLI technology dramatically scales performance on today’s hottest games.

    NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine
    Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates:
    16x Anti-aliasing: Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges
    128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range(HDR):Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects-now with support for anti-aliasing.

    NVIDIA® Quantum Effects™ Ttechnology
    Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics to be simulated and rendered on the GPU –all white freeing the CPU to run game engine and AI.

    NVIDIA® ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
    Delivers a proven record of compatibility reliability and stability with the widest range of games and applications ForceWare provides the best out-of-box experience and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs.

    OpenGL® 2.0 optimizations and support
    Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.

    NVIDIA® nView® Multi-Display Technology
    Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.

    PCI Express support
    Designed to run perfectly with the PCI Express bus architecture, which doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X to deliver over 4 GB/sec. in both upstream and downstream data transfers.

    Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
    Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates –up to 2048x1536@85Hz. Dual Dual-Link DVI Support able to drive industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600.

    Dual Dual-Link DVI Support
    Able to drive industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600.

    Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista™
    NVIDIA’s fourth-generation GPU architecture built for Windows Vista gives users the best possible experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface

    NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
    The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.

    Discrete, Programmable Video Processor
    NVIDIA PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUS that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with low CPU utilization and power.

    Hardware Decode Acceleration
    Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 HD and SD movies.

    HDCP Capable
    Designed to meet the output protection management(HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays.

    Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing
    Sharpens interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home-theater systems.

    High-Quality Scaling
    Enlarges lower resolution movies and videos to HDTV resolutions, up to 1080i while a clear, clean image. Also provides downscaling of videos, including high-definition, while preserving image detail.

    Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown correction)
    Recovers original film images from films-converted-to-video, providing more accurate movie playback and superior picture quality.

    Bad Edit Correction
    When videos are edited after they have been converted form 24 to 25 or 30 frames, the edits can disrupt the normal 3:2 or 2:2 pulldown cadence. PureVideo uses advanced processing techniques to detect poor edits, recover the original content, and display perfect picture detail frame after frame for smooth, natural looking video.

    Noise Reduction
    Improves movie image quality by removing unwanted artifacts.

    Edge Enhancement
    Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and object.


    Calibre P880 ULTRA

    Taipei, Taiwan – May 2, 2007 - SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today proudly announces Calibre P880 ULTRA graphic card , powered by NVIDIA GeForce 8800 ULTRA graphics processing unit (GPU), the new flagship of the NVIDIA GeForce GPU line-up. With the Calibre P880 ULTRA graphic, SPARKLE climbs over 3D performance peak again.

    Based on NVIDIA’s next generation G80 architecture, the Calibre P880 ULTRA graphic card adopts innovative unified architecture, dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs. Built upon technologies such as NVIDIA Lumenex Engine, providing support for DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0, NVIDIA Quantum Effects technology for physics computation and GigaThread Technology for extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.

    The Calibre P880 ULTRA graphic card is cooled with the high efficient TEC active cooler system co-developed by MACS Technology Inc and SPARKLE, which creates your ultimate gaming experience. This high efficient TEC active cooler system co-developed by MACS Technology Inc and SPARKLE absorbs aerospace technologies used in NASA’s space shuttle cooling territory. It employs aerospace technologies such as thermal transducer, aerodynamics, heat transfer and embedded software control for cooling the possibility of overheat problem on GeForce 8800 Ultra GPU.

    Helped with the high efficient TEC cooler system directly provided from NVIDIA, the Calibre P880 ULTRA graphic card has an incredible core speed of 650MHz and 2250MHz 768MB GDDR3 memory compared with 612MHz core speed and 2160MHz memory speed of ordinary GeForce 8800 ULTRA graphic card. Higher core speed and memory speed not only make Calibre P880 ULTRA to be the fastest graphic card in the world, but also ensure the best DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 performance users can enjoy immediately. Also embracing 1500MHz, the highest shader clock ever created, the Calibre P880 ULTRA graphic card deliver ULTRA-realistic DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 gaming experiences and unparalleled image quality without compromise to any speed losing. Thanks to NVIDIA brand new advanced PureVideo HD technology, the Calibre P880 ULTRA graphic card also supports for HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), providing the highest quality High-Definition video for the ultimate home theater experience.

    “Calibre P880 ULTRA is a magnificent graphic card we ever created. It's the nonesuch of closed cooperation between NVIDIA and SPARKLE. Calibre P880 ULTRA graphic card will transform the PC into the premier gaming platform. ” Said Kevin Wang, sales director of SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd. "By dint of higher core speed and memory speed, Calibre P880 ULTRA graphic card represents the hardware foundation that allows users to start building their own definitive gaming PC platforms to experience high-resolution, high-performance gaming and stellar high-definition visuals."

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    Unique Features:

    Better Reliability
    High quality components are used for this SPARKLE Calibre graphics card to ensure a lifetime of reliable performance.

    Rigorous Quality Tests
    New model SPARKLE Calibre graphics cards are subjected to rigorous quality tests (including burning, dropping and vibration tests) before release to guarantee its performance, even in harsh conditions.

    High Efficient TEC Active Cooler System
    The high efficient TEC active cooler system includes thermal electric cooler, quad heatpipes and dual 8 cm fans. Co-developed by MACS Technology Inc and SPARKLE and absorbs aerospace technologies used in NASA's space shuttle cooling territory.

    Environment Friendly Packaging
    This product's packaging is conforming to environmental protection regulations.

    Useful and Friendly Accessories
    SPARKLE Calibre provides useful and high quality accessories with friendly design.

    Multilingual User's Guide included (9 languages)
    SPARKLE Calibre provides the Smart Install setup wizard and installation guide in several languages, including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese.


    Source: Sparkle and Sparkle Calibre
     
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    EviLZeD New Member

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    lol the first one looks like an 8800gtx with a bent cooler that calibre one is HUGE
     
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    the calibre one is huge! 2250 mem stock! wonder how/if it will OC much more.. I think it will (prob wouldnt ever rly need to), though I'm scared of the price range theses will be in in Canada.
     
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    Piss on ATI day.




    Yayyyy. I hate to say it, but if these cards perform better, and are quieter, and don't have all the built in crap I might have to go for the green camp.
     
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    It'll be impossible to SLi the calibre one...the cooler is too big....but after all who needs to SLi that monster??
     
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    now now, they have great midrange cards for the everyday man like us....


    thats where I'm at too...if the R600 is a bust, i will have to go green again...my old 6800gt was nice but was the last card i owned by nv..

    I think that the Sparkle model look awsome...it has a sleek stylish look....too bad all you see of the card after installation is the bottom and side...they should make cards that mount top facing out...so we can see the pretty coolers better...:rockout:
     
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    wow, that tec cooler look just like the gecube x1950xt x agp card...and its tec performs like crap.
     
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    wow, you really dont like ATI? and im hoping ur not pissed either, but enuff of your lame ass ATI bashing
     
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    TEC is supposed to be an uber nice cooling method. Sparkle looks like its in a position of dominance with this 8800 Ultra.
     
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    I just dont like the concept on tec cooling on air, uses so much power when uber efficient standard air or integrated water cooling would suffice
     
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    Wow...but on my board (P5N-SLi) the PCI-E slot is quite close to the other (about 2 PCI things away from each other)...so saying as the 8800 takes up 2 its self, and the extra cooling means it would be almost impossible...even if it did physically fit it would be a bugger to fit.


    And cost the best part of £1100 :O.

    And it would take up allot of power.

    And heat.


    I still want one though.
     
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    Yea. I've been holding out for R600. I built a new PC for DX10 as soon as Vista was released. If ATI doesn't get their F'ing S together, I might lose my patience.
     
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    Patience patience Gentlemen! I think after all these articles and speculation we will probably find as usual that each camp has strong cards within a particular price segment, I am guessing that if you want to pay high end top buck for a $500 plus card NVidia may just shave it, ATi will shave the mid range and pretty even on the low end, thats just guesswork of course but within the full DX10 range of each camp there will be major contenders from each side, I really dont beleive one of them will dominate the whole range in either performance or price terms.
     
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    the cooler

    does anybody know where i can get that cooler i remember seeing it for sale before but i cant rememer where

    please help
     

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