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

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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.

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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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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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nice joke... :pimp:
 
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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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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.