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SPARKLE Introduces Passively Cooled GeForce 8600GT

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  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today announced the SPARKLE GeForce 8600 GT Passive Cooling Graphic Cards, the latest mainstream products in SPARKLE GeForce 8 series line, which brings ultra silent gaming environment for mainstream users.


    Based on NVIDIA’s next generation G84 architecture, the SPARKLE GeForce 8600 GT passive cooling graphic cards adopt innovative unified architecture, dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs. Built upon technologies such as NVIDIA Lumenex Engine, providing support for DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0, NVIDIA Quantum Effects technology for physics computation and GigaThread Technology for extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.

    Helped with NVIDIA's unified architecture, SPARKLE GeForce 8600 GT passive cooling graphic cards embrace 540MHz core speed, 32 stream processor,they bring untouchable DirectX 10 and shader model 4.0 performance to the mainstream pc gamers. Thanks to its 512MB high capacity video memory, SPARKLE GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 passive cooling graphic cards will brings more 3D power to handle latest DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 games, which have rigorous demand on the capacity of video card's memory.

    SPARKLE GeForce 8600 GT passive cooling graphic cards use NVIDIA second-generation PureVideo HD technology, to bring untouchable HD video experience to users. They can deliver the highest-quality playback of HD DVD and Blu-ray movies on mainstream PCs. The new programmable video processing engine takes on all of the high definition H.264 HD video decoding, freeing the CPU to perform other tasks and significantly reducing power consumption, heat, and noise.

    In order to deliver ultra silent working places, SPARKLE GeForce 8600 GT passive cooling graphic cards are equipped with advanced passive cooling system, its large heatsink features higher throughput for mass heat volatilization. It has high performance thermal compound ensures optimal thermal dissipation even after years of use.

    “Today most GeForce 8600 GT products on market use cooling fans to bring working heat from GPU and video memory, inevitably bring noise to users, SPARKLE GeForce 8600 GT passive cooling graphic cards adopt most advanced passive cooling system to totally annihilate annoying noise." Said Kevin Wang, sales director of SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd. "They meet the demand from users who are seeking 0dB working environment. NVIDIA advanced PureVideo HD VP2 technology lets SPARKLE GeForce 8600 GT passive cooling graphic cards to deliver high-quality playback of HD DVD and Blu-ray movies on mainstream everyday PCs."


    GeForce 8600 GT Features and Benefits :

    • NVIDIA Unified Architecture
      Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs.
    • GigaThread Technology
      Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing.
    • Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Support
      World’s first DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
    • NVIDIA SLI Technology
      Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single graphic cards configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences by allowing two cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express graphics, SLI technology dramatically scales performance on today’s hottest games.
    • NVIDIA Lumenex Engine
      Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates: 16x Anti-aliasing: Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges 128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range(HDR):Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects-now with support for anti-aliasing.
    • NVIDIA Quantum Effects Technology
      Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics to be simulated and rendered on the GPU –all white freeing the CPU to run game engine and AI.
    • NVIDIA ForceWare Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
      Delivers a proven record of compatibility reliability and stability with the widest range of games and applications ForceWare provides the best out-of-box experience and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.
    • OpenGL 2.0 Optimizations and Support
      Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
    • NVIDIA nView Multi-Display Technology
      Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.
    • PCI Express Support
      Designed to run perfectly with the PCI Express bus architecture, which doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X to deliver over 4 GB/sec. in both upstream and downstream data transfers.
    • Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
      Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates –up to 2048x1536@85Hz.
    • Dual-Link DVI Support
      Able to drive industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600.
    • Built for Microsoft Windows Vista
      NVIDIA’s fourth-generation GPU architecture built for Windows Vista gives users the best possible experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface.
    • NVIDIA PureVideo HD VP2 Technology
      NVIDIA PureVideo HD VP2 technology is the combination of high-definition movie decode acceleration and post-processing, HDCP circuitry, and integration with HD movie players that delivers the ultimate high-definition movie experience on a PC.
    • Discrete, Programmable Video Processor
      NVIDIA PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with low CPU utilization and power.
    • Hardware Decode Acceleration
      Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and PEG-2 HD and SD movies.
    • Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing
      Sharpens HD and standard definition interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home-theater systems.
    • High-Quality Scaling
      Enlarges lower resolution movies and videos to HDTV resolutions, up to 1080i, while maintaining a clear, clean image. Also provides downscaling of videos, including high-definition, while preserving image detail.
    • Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction)
      Recovers original film images from films-converted-to-video (DVDs, 1080i HD content), providing more accurate movie playback and superior picture quality.
    • Bad Edit Correction
      When videos are edited after they have been converted from 24 to 25 or 30 frames, the edits can disrupt the normal 3:2 or 2:2 pulldown cadence. PureVideo uses advanced processing techniques to detect poor edits, recover the original content, and display perfect picture detail frame after frame for smooth, natural looking video.
    • Video Color Correction
      NVIDIA's Color Correction Controls, such as Brightness, Contrast and Gamma Correction let you compensate for the different color characteristics of various RGB monitors and TVs ensuring movies are not too dark, overly bright, or washed out regardless of the video format or display type.
    • Integrated SD and HD TV Output
      Provides world-class TV-out functionality via Composite, S-Video, Component, DVI, or HDMI connections. Supports resolutions up to 1080p depending on connection type and TV capability.
    • HDCP Circuitry
      Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays.
    • HD Movie Player Integration
      NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology powers the world's leading HD movie player software applications, providing the optimal HD DVD and Blu-ray movie experience.
    • Noise Reduction :
      Improves movie image quality by removing unwanted artifacts.
    • Edge Enhancement:
      Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and object.
    Source: SPARKLE
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  2. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    this would be perfect for an htpc if they only put hdmi on it! i will have to stick with the 8500gt
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  3. jydie New Member

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    MSI and Gigabyte also have passively cooled 8600GT's for sale.

    I do not own an 8600GT, but it does offer decent gaming performance for around $100. If you are going to game with a passively cooled video card, I would suggest rigging up some sort of air flow near the card. Or make sure your case has at least one front intake fan and one rear exhaust fan.
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  4. snuif09


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    nah passive is nothing for me:rolleyes:
  5. hat

    hat Enthusiast

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    Meh.. another 8600gt... as if there aren't already like 20 to choose from on newegg..
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  6. Nemesis881 New Member

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    I wish my 8600gts was passively cooled...the fan on it is the loudest thing in my case!!
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