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SPARKLE Unveils Range of GeForce 210/GT220/GT240 Silent Series LP Graphics Cards

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SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today unveils the SPARKLE GeForce 210/GT220/GT240 Low Profile Silent Series Graphics Cards with low profile design, addressing, fulfilling and exceeding the HTPC users' demand on silent working, power consumption and HD video in small HTPC cases.

The SPARKLE GeForce 210/GT220/GT240 Silent Series Graphics Cards are a half-height video cards suitable for small form-factor, book size and home theatre PCs users that desperately want a dedicated HDMI jack on the cheap.The SPARKLE GeForce 210/GT220/GT240 Silent Series Graphics Cards can be easily installed in narrow space HTPC chassis. So the SPARKLE GeForce 210/GT220/GT240 Silent Series Graphics Cards not only can easily meet the HD video playback and DX10.1 gaming demand from HTPC users, but also can easily satisfy the requirements from SSF, mini-chassis and industry PCs which demand compact and practical graphics cards.

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Um, thats pretty cool. Even tho the only 2 worth buying are the GT220 and GT240. They should of added GDDR4 with the GT220 series tho and added GDDR3 with the GT210. I recently bought a GT240 and is loving it :)
 
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Good option for a small media PC. But the Nvidia cards that I have my eyes on is the new GTX cards.
 
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LOL why are company's still coming out with this old stuff the new series is coming out!
 
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Boring - we want Fermi :pimp:

Seriously who needs another HTPC card.



:eek: and Crysis will be playable at "normal" settings :roll:
Nah, you will have 768MB too much for a HTPC card which is all these are good for.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102877&cm_re=5450-_-14-102-877-_-Product

Don't be thrown off by the "card is gaming trash" comments, whoever buys a card like this for gaming is too stupid to breathe without someone else to help and provide instruction.

Less power, less heat, lower cost.
 
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The GT210 is for very light gaming, The gt220 for light to mid gaming, and the GT240 is for mid to high end game.
 
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The GT210 is for very light gaming, The gt220 for light to mid gaming, and the GT240 is for mid to high end game.
whutt whutt?
 

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The GT210 is for very light gaming, The gt220 for light to mid gaming, and the GT240 is for mid to high end game.
none of those cards are even remotely useful for gaming. even the GT240 cant go much beyond valve games and the sims.
 

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CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) is part of the HDMI spec and allows HDMI devices to control each other. For instance, a user can operate multiple devices with one remote control.

For some reason, although ATI and nVidia support HDMI, they have yet to support this feature when most HDMI capable devices ( such as a stereo ) do.

For us HTPC users, this would be a great feature to have.
 

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CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) is part of the HDMI spec and allows HDMI devices to control each other. For instance, a user can operate multiple devices with one remote control.

For some reason, although ATI and nVidia support HDMI, they have yet to support this feature when most HDMI capable devices ( such as a stereo ) do.

For us HTPC users, this would be a great feature to have.
ah yes, i think my TV supports that - and i believe i've seen a PS3 use it to control the TV tuner in a samsung HDTV
 
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This is correct.. However, I left out a bit of info. CEC uses one of the pins on the HDMI cable and is supported through hardware, not just software. The additional hardware cost could be why they have avoided it.. This is strictly speculation on my part.

Having said that, I have a G210 in my HTPC and love it... Cheap, fanless, low form-factor and now on board HDMI audio make these cards very attractive.

Plays everything I throw at it minus games.
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Everything minus games, so like, uhhh, not games, and uhh, movies, and not games? Google earth will run on a integrated Intel, as will your desktop. These cards are meant only for HTPC, or flash based games.


Less than $40 today will buy you a cooler, lower power 5450. So your point is moot.
 
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I read your earlier comments and was under that impression that my own comments mirror yours. I also could never understand why anyone would purchase one of these cards for gaming, even at a budget.

As I said prior, its a great HTPC card and nothing else. @ $23.99 after rebate, this is an excellent HTPC card if, let me say it again, you are not intereted in games.

Unless it is something very modern (such as those Atom systems) integrated will have a hard time with bluray, 1080, and high res backdrops.
 

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I read your earlier comments and was under that impression that my own comments mirror yours. I also could never understand why anyone would purchase one of these cards for gaming, even at a budget.

As I said prior, its a great HTPC card and nothing else. @ $23.99 after rebate, this is an excellent HTPC card if, let me say it again, you are not intereted in games.

Unless it is something very modern (such as those Atom systems) integrated will have a hard time with bluray, 1080, and high res backdrops.
32MB onboard can handle 1080P, bluray, and 2560x1600 backdrgrounds.

Just because it has no hardware acceleration for bluray, doesnt mean it cant pass it through when the CPU is done with it.