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

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.

Galaxy Designs 1 GHz GeForce GTX 550 Ti Hall of Fame Edition Graphics Card

Just a little later this week, NVIDIA will unveil the GeForce GTX 550 Ti mainstream graphics processor (GPU), successor to GeForce GTS 450. NVIDIA partners seem to be ready with their products based on the new GPU. One of NVIDIA's largest partners, Galaxy, is even ready with a highly overclocked model with its core running at 1 GHz (900 MHz reference), and 1150 MHz (1025 MHz reference) memory speed. Galaxy's card will use the HOF (Hall of Fame) identifier, which is supposed to indicate the company's highest level of factory-overclock speeds.

Based on the 40 nm GF116 silicon, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti packs 192 CUDA cores, and a 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 1 GB of memory, that's right, 1 GB, not 768 MB or 1536 MB. It looks like NVIDIA will be doing a mixed density memory chip setup. We can hypothesize that four of the six chips are 1 Gbit (128 MB), amounting for 512 MB; and two 2 Gbit (256 MB), amounting for the other 512 MB. Galaxy's HOF card will use a 3+1 phase VRM to power the card, and feature a dual-slot cooler. Its display connectivity includes one each of DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort.

Source: TechConnect Magazine

ASUS Develops New Feature-Rich GeForce GTS 450 Overclocked Graphics Card

ASUS is designing a new GeForce GTS 450 graphics card that is factory overclocked, and makes use of some innovative new features. To begin with, the card is clocked at 810 MHz for the core, 1620 MHz CUDA cores, and 902 MHz (3608 GDDR5 effective) for memory. It makes use of a 4-phase VRM with POSCAP capacitors, an EMI shield, and GPU Guard technology that increases durability. On the other side of the coin ofcourse, there's the VoltageTweak feature that lets you adjust voltages to optimize an overclocked speed profile. Display outputs include one each of DVI, D-Sub, and full-sized HDMI, The GTS 450 is based on the GF106 GPU, it features 192 CUDA cores and connects to 1 GB of memory over a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.

Source: TechConnect Magazine

Sparkle Announces First Single Slot GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Card

SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today announced latest addition with one slot cooling solution to its GeForce GTS 450 series graphics cards, fitting the mainstream users' lifestyle with compact design.

One of the World's first GeForce GTS 450 graphics cards with one-slot cooling design with 2 heatpipes with copper fins, meeting the mainstream users' requirement for compact design. It use the premium 7010 centrifugal fan design featuring greater air volume to take the heat away and lower the temperature rapidly. The cooling fan has the speed modulation mechanism, so that the working noise will not be maintained at the full speed level, and this mechanism can increase the fan's life.

NVIDIA Lists New OEM-Only GeForce GT 440 SKU

NVIDIA slipped in a new OEM-only consumer graphics SKU, the GeForce GT 440. This development closely trails the market-wide launch of the GeForce GT 430, which in turn was an OEM-only SKU earlier. Hence there is some scope for the GT 440 to make a retail appearance soon. The specifications, according to its product page, leads us to believe that this could be a GF106-based SKU, with all 6 of its memory paths used (192-bit), albeit with DDR3. Partners have the option of installing either 1536 MB (1.5 GB) or 3072 MB (3 GB) of memory.

The Fermi-derived GF106 core is configured with 144 CUDA cores, 594 MHz core clock, 1189 MHz CUDA core clock, and either 800 or 900 MHz of DDR3 memory, providing memory bandwidth of up to 43.2 GB/s. The card supports 2-way SLI, its display connectivity consists of one each of DVI, HDMI, and D-Sub. Maximum board power is rated at 56W.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.7 Released

TechPowerUp introduced version 0.4.7 of GPU-Z, our lightweight graphics sub-system information and monitoring utility. GPU-Z provides you with detailed tech-specs of your installed graphics processors, and lets you monitor clock speeds, voltages, temperatures and fan speeds. This month's release improves detection for upcoming GPUs, adds support for new ones, improves stability, and corrects some minor bugs. To begin with, detection for the upcoming AMD Radeon HD 6800 series products has been improved to be most reliable and accurate with the products' launch approaching. Support has been added for GeForce GT 430, GT 420 desktop GPUs, and an important kernel driver related issue has been fixed.
DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp GPU-Z 0.4.7

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Gainward GTS 450 GOOD Low-Profile Card Pictured, Taken Apart

Palit's subsidiary Gainward has a low-profile GeForce GTS 450 graphics card in the making, much like Palit's card. Both these are yet to ship to major markets. In the mean time, Korean website did a picture preview of Gainward's card, called GTS 450 GOOD Low-Profile. The pictures reveal a neatly-designed PCB and cooler assembly modeled along the lines of high-end graphics cards in which hot air is directed right out of the case. The assembly includes a blower, a shroud that directs air-flow, a large heatsink with densely packed aluminum fins that channel air through, and a heatsink over the MOSFETs.

The PCB seats the GF106 GPU right in the middle. While it looks long, it's only because the PCB is half-height to give that illusion. In reality the PCB is 7.4" long, not longer than the full-height NVIDIA reference PCB, and should fit in most SFF cases that have two expansion slots. The PCB uses a simple 4-phase VRM driven by an ON-Semi controller, there are four GDDR5 memory chips on either sides of the PCB, totaling 1 GB. The clock speeds stick to NVIDIA reference: 783/1566/900(3600) MHz, display outputs include and are limited to one DVI and an HDMI. Power is drawn in from one 6-pin PCI-E power connector facing downwards à la Radeon HD 4870 X2. Gainward's card may charge a slight premium over the full-height cards, for the convenience it offers. More pictures at the source.


SPARKLE Also Introduces Calibre X450G Graphics Card with Arctic Cooling Solution

SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today also introduced the Calibre X450G graphics card with Arctic Cooling Solution,providing extremely cooling performance and powerful gaming experience. With more gaming horsepower than ever before and 1024MB of memory, the Calibre X450G graphics card’s 192 processing cores make DX11 games such as Dirt2, Metro 2033 feel like the real thing.Its powerful NVIDIA PhysX Technology creates rich, immersive physical effects with stunningly accurate realism. Experience absolute immersion and pure performance boost than prior generation GPUs with the the Calibre X450G graphics card.

NVIDIA CUDA Technology With 192 cores CUDA C/C++ Support and 32 Texture Units
CUDA Technology unlocks the power of the Calibre X450G Graphics Card's 192 processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks such as video transcoding. The 32 Texture Units embedded in the GF106 can dramatically improve the texture processing efficient in latest DirectX 11 games, resulting in higher fps than the competitor's products.

Sparkle Announces GeForce GTS 450, First Silent GTS 450 Graphics Card

SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today unveils two SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Cards, offering a variety of cooling solutions and bringing premium gaming performance and the fun of use to mainstream gamers. SPARKLE introduced two versions of the SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Cards:

Active Cooling Version: This version of the SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Card uses the non-reference cooling fan from SPARKLE, featuring 1 big size PWM fan with 92mm diameter (12mm bigger than the reference one) and directional cooling fins with the directional guidance technology, effectively creating huge of wind for the heat dissipation of GPU / Memory / MOS circuit / capacitors. The non-reference cooling fan use the quiet design to operate extremely silence.It dissipate heat up to 5% more efficiently during gameplay and enable up to 9% quieter operation than the stock fan for GeForce GTS 450 graphics card.

GF106 GPU Pictured, Measured in Size

In the run up for NVIDIA's September 12th launch of mainstream GeForce 400 series products, Chinese technology portal shared a picture of the company's GF106 graphics processor, which will be at the heart of several mainstream SKUs, including the talked about GeForce GTS 450. The first three desktop implementations of the GF106 are known to be the GeForce GTS 440, GTS 445, and GTS 450. Of these, the GTS 445 and GTS 440 will be launched first, with the GTS 450 launched just a little later.

The 40 nm GF106 GPU returns to a square package, with a die measuring around 240 mm², which makes it about 45% bigger than that of AMD's Juniper GPU, on which the company's ATI Radeon HD 5700 series is based on. suggested that the performance of the GTS 450 in DirectX 9/10 applications can be expected to be comparable to that of the GeForce GTX 260 (216 SP). After launching the GTS 450, NVIDIA will continue on its launch itinerary for the year with a value-segment GF108 GPU.

Sources:, TechReport, VR-Zone

More GeForce GTS 450 Details Trickle In

NVIDIA's march into the mainstream graphics segment with graphics processors derived from the Fermi architecture is headed by the GF106 GPU. One of the first SKUs based on it us the GeForce GTS 450. PCB drawings of its reference board surfaced last week. According to fresh details sourced by Donanim Haber, NVIDIA pushed back the launch of GTS 450 from 31st August to 13th September. The site also sourced clock speeds of the SKU, which are 789 MHz (core), and 3760 MHz or 940 MHz actual (memory). The GPU on this SKU has a 128-bit wide memory interface, carrying 1 GB of GDDR5 memory. NVIDIA is targeting the $160 price point with the GTS 450.

Source: DonanimHaber 1, 2

NVIDIA GF106 Reference PCB Drawings Surface

Two days after reports surfaced about NVIDIA readying the GeForce GTS 450 mainstream graphics SKU for a late August launch, PCInLife got a hold of the PCB's x-ray drawings, which reveals quite a bit about the GF106 GPU the GTS 450 is based on. The PCB reveals a square GPU that is bordered on three sides with six memory chips, is powered by a 3+1 phase VRM, draws power from a 6-pin PCI-E power input, supports 2-way SLI, and has display outputs including two DVI and a mini-HDMI.

The presence of six memory chips particularly intrigues, as it could indicate a 192-bit wide memory interface. Perhaps two of those slots are empty, if GTS 450 does end up with a 128-bit memory interface, and enabled on a higher SKU, or that GTS 450 itself has a 192-bit memory interface (supporting 768 MB or 1536 MB of GDDR5 memory). Expect more details to come out in the run up for end-August.

Source: PCinLife
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