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Sparkle Announces Calibre Intelligent Dual Fly VGA Cooling Solution

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Sparkle Computer announced its newest innovation in graphics card design: the Calibre IDF (Intelligent Dual Fly) cooler. Its design intends to put greater control over the card's temperatures, while taking the same away from driver-level fan speed presets. The concept involves a copper GPU block from which heatpipes arise, conveying heat to two circular aluminum fin arrays on either sides of the block. Each array holds its own fan that blows air onto it. The air from these also help passively cool other components on the graphics card, such as memory chips and the VRM area. Between these two also lies the so-called "GBOX control terminal".

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That seems overly complex...
 

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LOL, the first 2 GBoxes I had were DOA... and Sparkles Customer Service was no help at all.(they said I needed a 800 watt PS to run a pair of 9600GTs because they each had 2 fans)

Their fly cooler also has a serious flaw in the fans pivot, and that means the copper tubing is not soldered to the base(it needs to pivot)so there is less than ideal contact. This cooler looks to be a bit different, it will be interesting to see if the fans pivot like the others did.

its interesting reading their description, it sounds like it was the most excellently engineered idea ever...:rolleyes:

I also have their 9800GTs with the display mounted to the GPU and the fixed dual fan cooler. Its much better and cools well with little noise.
 
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Here is a new logo for them :)

 
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At present, there's problems in the ordinary cooling fans of the graphics cards sold in the markets with insufficient wind pressure and insufficient wind flow which could let users to fear of trouble in the rear.
There's no way that was unintentional. :laugh:
 
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Is it just me or does it look like this cooler will take up 3 slots?
 

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that thing has always looked so cool just seems like "alot" lol i guess if u have one but it def looks like super gear future vibe lol
 
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PR talk + killer translation skillz = instant win

This is one insane piece of text, I'm making myself a copy...

"...trouble in the rear... With artificial intelligence conception in design... Now users can master the working state of his Graphics Card more convenience"... priceless...
 

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I'm going to digest this PR for you....done.
 
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lol this is one of the most useless gimmicks i ever saw....:laugh:
 
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explained well:laugh:
 
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Amazing idea
 
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why wont they just remake that tec cooled vc cooling they did with 8800GTX calibre? This is just useless imo
 
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Air coolers are efficient when kept simplistic. They've done the impossible and over-engineered it.

Pretty soon they'll have full Tilt, Swivel & Pivot capabilities.
 
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The Incredible Machine! Anyone played that?