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Sparkle Announces Calibre GTX 480 Graphics Card with Custom Cooling Solution

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SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today proudly announced the Calibre X480 graphics card, equipped with the Accelero Xtreme Cooling Solution from Arctic Cooling, providing the world's fastest DX11 performance to gamers unbeatable cooling effects.

The Calibre X480 Graphics Card brings a host of the next generation of gaming architecture GF100--including tessellation, Direct Compute and all other DirectX 11 hardware features. GF100 architecture is specifically designed to support next generation gaming effects such as ray tracing, order-independent transparency, and fluid simulations. By using GF100 architecture, the Calibre X480 Graphics Card gets a tremendous boost in DX11 game performance and image quality, and brings film-like game characters and objects to users. GF100 architecture also enhances PhysX simulations with tremendous speed upgrade. In addition, GPU computing now can be put in practice in latest DX11 games for improve DX11 gaming efficiency.



Cooling Better with Arctic Cooling Solution
The Calibre X480 Graphics Card is equipped with the Accelero Xtreme cooling solution from Arctic Cooling, which delivers ultimate cooling weapon for hardcore gamers. The Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme features 5 heatpipes, 107 fins and 3 silent low speed cooling fans. The radical optimized air flow design is targeting to cool effectively up to 250 Watt heat dissipation. The Arctic Cooling can dramatically cool the temperature of the GTX 480 GPU at least 10 ºC lower than the stock cooler. Together with the integrated memory and voltage regulator cooling, the Arctic Cooling not only enhances the over clocking potential but also extends the card's service life. One PWM cooling fan from Arctic Cooking Solution bring maximum air flow but operate extremely silence, thanks to the low noise impellor design and the patented fan holder which eliminates the humming noise. The unnoticeable operation of Accelero Xtreme brings you the unparallel non-disturbed gaming experience ever before.

Fuse Function Improves The Stability
SPARKLE specially design the Fuse Function for the Calibre X480 Graphics Card. The Fuse Unit on the Graphics Card's PCB can avoid the hardware damage caused by the unstable voltage of the monitor.

1536 MB GDDR5 Video Memory
Near future's DX11 games and 3D applications, such as Lost Planet2, Mafia II and 3DMark 11, they insanely use as large as possible number of bump texture, transparent texture to describe faces of characters and render realistic gaming scenes, so they put rigorous demands on the bandwidth and capacities of video memory and demand at least 1GB video memory. The Calibre X480 Graphics Card comes with incredible large 1536MB high speed GDDR5 video memory, making them to be first batch of DX11 single chip graphics cards in the world with video memory capacity larger than 1GB.



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Cool, I would say cool, now ACCELERO XT will release for 480, but from the looks of the issues with the 5970 i will stay away from AFMKT cooling. At least self installed and not brand bought :ohwell:
 
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I knew the Calibre lineup would return strong! Way to go Sparkle!!!!
 

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arguably the best cooler a GTX480 could come with, bar the triple slot's you'll loose.

If I were to do 480 SLI, it would be with two of these.
 
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You know its bad when it takes that to cool it. But I like the colors, triple purple nurple.
 

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Why did it take sooo long for anyone to do this?
 
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it's 2 or 3 slots
 
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I wish somone would invent a cooler wich blows the air out the case and not just onto the gpu *sigh*
 

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it's 2 or 3 slots

3 slots like all Accelero Extremes.

And for the 5970 Accelero issue, it came with overtightening the original screws/back brace.
 
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no need for watercooling WHOA !
 

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Honestly if you have the need and money to go Tri-SLI w/ a GTX 480 you should just invest in water cooling.
 
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I got excited for a second until I realized it was another fukin triple slot cooler:cry:
 

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Triple slot? Gah! Damn you GF100 and your high TDP needing really big coolers which will irritate people doing SLI.
 
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I would rather this ...
 
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