Wednesday, March 30th 2011

Sparkle Announces GeForce GTS 450 1 GB, 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Cards

SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today released SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 1GB/2GB DDR3 Graphics Card, providing unparalleled levels of price/performance to a ideal product for mainstream users.

SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 1GB/2GB DDR3 Graphics Card features SPARKLE exclusive designed Sun Flower Cooling Fan, which replaces NVIDIA reference cooling fans on ordinary GeForce GTS 450 graphics cards. This exclusively designed Sun Flower Cooling Fan uses SPARKLE patented technology known as "aluminum extrusion production processing", transferring heat from the bottom of the radiator to the cooling fin efficiently and fast. It also uses a "pressure casting" process, to make the entire cooling radiator at once, this process can not only brings sufficient cooling fins, but also bring heat from the bottom to the fins rapidly and efficiently, thereby improving the overall thermal efficiency, coupled with the design of solid thermal conductivity, heat from centre bottom can be brought even quickly to fins.
Apart from the unique design of heat sinks, In the wind tunnel design, the Sun Flower Cooling Fan from SPARKLE uses the aerodynamic design with lower wind resistance which makes the wind flowing more smoothly, and for the first time, it adopts the cooling fins with negative direction toward the wing tunnel, the purpose of this design allows for the radial heat conduction, to achieve fast cooling effect.

2048MB DDR3 Video Memory
The SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 2GB DDR3 Graphics Card comes with incredible large 2048MB DDR3 video memory, an ideal capacity for driving multimedia center PCs while enabling smooth gaming in latest and hottest DX11 game, such as Stalker: Call Of Pripyat, Metro 2033, even to meet the requirement from 3DMark 11.

DX11 Architecture Brings Vivid Gaming
The SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 1GB/2GB DDR3 Graphics Card uses NVIDIA next generation GF106 gameing architecture, dynamically allocating 3D processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs. With technologies such as NVIDIA Lumenex Engine, the SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 1GB/2GB DDR3 Graphics Card supports DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0, NVIDIA Quantum Effects technology for physics computation and GigaThread Technology for extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.

NVIDIA CUDA Technology With 192 cores CUDA C/C++ Support and 32 Texture Units
CUDA technology unlocks the power of the SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 1GB/2GB DDR3 Graphics Card 192 CUDA cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks such as video transcoding. The 32 Texture Units embedded in the GF106 can dramatically improve the texture processing efficient in latest DirectX 11 games, resulting in higher fps than the competitor's products.

NVIDIA 3D Vision And SLI Support
The SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 1GB/2GB DDR3 Graphics Card equips you with the latest in graphics technologies including eye-popping NVIDIA 3D Vision, to breakthrough the boundaries of your screen. Games, movies and photos enter a new visual dimension. Thrill seeker? Use two SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 1GB/2GB DDR3 Graphics Card in SLI configuration at HD resolutions up to 5760x1080. The SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 1GB/2GB DDR3 Graphics Card supports NVIDIA SLI technology, delivering up to 2X the performance of a single GTS 450 configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences by allowing two SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 1GB/2GB DDR3 Graphics Cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express graphics, SLI dramatically scales performance on 60 top PC games.

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9 Comments on Sparkle Announces GeForce GTS 450 1 GB, 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Cards

1. old..
2. increasing memory to 2 gb will not good enough to boost performance when you play it on medium resolution (which 450 is targeted)
3. and that cooling system, dang.. 450 already cool isnt it? instead with this cooling, it will blow hot air back into the case..
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Semi-Retired Folder
Am I seeing that right? Did they seriously only use a 2 phase power design, and then slap a shitty heatsink on the mosfets to keep them cool enough so they won't pop before the warranty is over? The reference GTS450 had a 4 phase design, did it not?
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Let's not forget that GDDR3 was already old on a 4850:eek:
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The only use for 2GB of memory on this card (and even more so on weaker cards with 2GB of DDR2) is an idea I've had a while ago: Using extra GPU memory for swap-files by writing a storage driver for the OS that shows up as a HDD, and works via OpenCL. PCIe latencies are around 1us, so its better than a swap-file on a HDD (even a SSD).
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Vanguard Beta Tester
ThrackanLet's not forget that GDDR3 was already old on a 4850:eek:
FU :laugh: :laugh: just kidding :D
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Don't worry, I don't think I've seen SPARKLE actually release any of their custom cards in awhile. After all where are the 5xx thermal guru cards, or the 560 calibre?
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Sparkle, they really need to work on their QA. I picked up few of their lower end nVidia parts while back at MicroCenter for a server/HTPC project I was working on. They were all dead or died within hours. Laughable QA! I haven't seen that sort of poor quality since GeCube days. (Whatever happened to them?)

Anyways, in my head I always pronouce it "Spaaakleee" with a heavy *asian-english accent*. I know, I know, not exactly PC. What can I do, that 13yr old in me can't help it sometimes. ;)
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Here is what i don't get, why do they keep adding 2GB to a GDDR3 card, why not GDDR5?
What a waste.
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