Friday, February 12th 2010

SPARKLE Announces Calibre X240/X240G Graphics Cards With Dual-Layer Fan Blade Cooling

SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today proudly announced the new Calibre X240/X240G graphics cards with dual-layer fan blades cooling system, providing incredible DX 10.1 3D performance to mainstream users plus better cooling effects.

Triple strengths to build Calibre Dual-layer fan blades cooling system to bring extreme cooling. SPARKLE breaks restraints of traditional conception, bringing the Calibre dual-layer fan blades cooling system. The Calibre dual-layer fan blades cooling system has several amazing features for DIY users.
The first strength - equipps elaborately made dual-layer fan blades cooling system to increase airflow and air pressure which provides greatly increased cooling efficiency. At present, the general use of graphics on the combination of ordinary fans and heat sinks to remove heat from GPU. However, the average fan design constraints of the effective radiating area, so that heat dissipation area is limited to the external heat sink, while in most in need of cooling, and GPU core part of the formation of a thermal blind spots.

Now, Calibre X240/X240G graphics cards dual-layer fan cooling system uses two-tier design, will be two different colors, different levels of blades into a single body, compared with the single-layer fan blades, can produce an unusually strong the amount of wind pressure and wind, bringing double cooling efficiency, cooling fan to eliminate the traditional graphics generated by thermal blind spots.



The Second Strength - Extend the Blades Length to 9 cm, 1cm Longer Than Ordinary Fans' Blades, Bringing More Powerful Air Pressure.
The Calibre X240/X240G features longer fan blades and larger airflow and air pressure. The fan diameter of the Calibre dual-layer fan blades cooling system is 9cm, 1cm longer than the ordinary diameter of heatsink/fan combination.

The Third Strength - Reversely Rotate 30 Seconds To Effectively Remove The Dust Inside The Fan
The Calibre dual-layer fan blades cooling system can act as clean expert for the Calibre X240/X240G graphics cards. When the computer starts, in the first 30 seconds, the fan will rotate clockwise. After 30 seconds, it will rotate anticlockwise. The purpose is to use the powerful of the dual-layer fans to take the dust away from the internal parts of the cooling system, to prevent dust accumulation, making the graphics card even more clean and tidy and improving the sanitary conditions inside the chassis to extend the graphics card's life. The onboard red/green LED lights remind the user of the fan working condition, the red light means the fan rotates anticlockwise, the green light means the fan rotates clockwise.

19% Performance Upgrade Compared with GeForce GT240 Reference Version
Calibre X240/X240G inherited the high performance blood of Calibre family. Comprehensive enhance the performance of GeForce GT240 reference card to bring users the extreme capability experience.
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37 Comments on SPARKLE Announces Calibre X240/X240G Graphics Cards With Dual-Layer Fan Blade Cooling

#1
u2konline
Interesting, i would buy one :)
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#2
Phxprovost
Xtreme Refugee
amusing that they are trying to market the cooler when the card its on could run passive without much problem :shadedshu
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#3
tonyd223
so where does the "released" dust go?
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#4
pantherx12
Mussels said:
i think the fan actually rotates what way its blowing every 30 seconds, not just on bootup...
No that would be stupid, 2 minutes of testing would show the designers it was stupid :laugh:

The motor would have to completely stop before rotating the other way again, that would cause phenomenal wear and tear as well as being very inefficient at cooling ( thus completely defeat the point of this fancy fan design)



I actually look forward to seeing if this is effective, because its a simple change most fan companies could do to increase effectiveness.

If it doesn't work, no loss :laugh:


@ tony, dust would be sucked out your case by exhaust fans etc.

hopefully.
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#5
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
WarEagleAU said:
So what does this mean for performance? I had no idea it was a GT 240 type card either. Seems pretty useless to me. However, that is MY OPINION.
It has 96 shaders but I think quite a high clockspeed so maybe just slower than an 8800GT. It also has a 128bit bus as well.
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Mussels
Moderprator
DrPepper said:
It has 96 shaders but I think quite a high clockspeed so maybe just slower than an 8800GT. It also has a 128bit bus as well.
somewhere around 9600GT speeds then, maybe a bit faster.



Still low end gaming, even by last years standards.
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DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Mussels said:
somewhere around 9600GT speeds then, maybe a bit faster.



Still low end gaming, even by last years standards.
Yeah I forgot about the 9600GT but then I get confused because there are about 30 different configs of it. Anyway that's slightly slower than an 8800GT.

I think they're testing out the dual fan on this card before they start sticking it on high end cards. I've tried to have two fans spinning in opposite directions and it just creats hell of a lot more noise.
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#8
pantherx12
DrPepper said:
Yeah I forgot about the 9600GT but then I get confused because there are about 30 different configs of it. Anyway that's slightly slower than an 8800GT.

I think they're testing out the dual fan on this card before they start sticking it on high end cards. I've tried to have two fans spinning in opposite directions and it just creats hell of a lot more noise.
The fans don't spin in opposite directions.

It just has two fans slightly offset stacked upon one another, but they spin at the same time.

It could potentially work quite well actually.

I agree they're seeing how it goes on low end first.
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#9
the_wolf88
WTF ?!

They are wasting money and efforts on peace of junk !! :banghead:

They should do this for a powerful GPU not 240 !!

What a waste ! :mad:
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#10
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
pantherx12 said:
The fans don't spin in opposite directions.

It just has two fans slightly offset stacked upon one another, but they spin at the same time.

It could potentially work quite well actually.

I agree they're seeing how it goes on low end first.
Ahhhhhh I see how it works now I thought it was one fan spinning one way and the other spinning the opposite direction. I don't think the motor will last too long if it changes direction every 30 seconds.

the_wolf88 said:
WTF ?!

They are wasting money and efforts on peace of junk !! :banghead:

They should do this for a powerful GPU not 240 !!

What a waste ! :mad:
They are using it on a low end gpu to test out the theory. If it turns out its a bad idea or the fan has a high failure rate at least it won't be on the high end GPU's.
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#11
WSP
sparkle should just sell the fan and not forcing everyone to also buy the gpu.
the heatsink looks like arctic cooling L6 design btw.
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#12
Hayder_Master
so i see it's bad idea cuz there is few seconds after every 30 seconds fan stop working well, imagine if the card is already overheat in this second
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