Sparkle Debuts 1GB/2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs

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While not quite out in time for our GTX 285 round-up, Sparkle's making sure you have just one more option when it comes time to lay out for a new NVIDIA GPU. The company's non-extravagant GeForce GTX 285 arrives in just two forms: a 1GB version and a 2GB version. According to the company, this card provides up to 30% faster performance than rivaling single-GPU solutions, but we're a bit wary of believing that blindly.

At any rate, the specifications list shows a 648MHz core clock speed, GDDR3 memory, a 512-bit memory interface, 240 stream processors, a 1476MHz shader clock, PCI-Express 2.0 bus type, 400MHz RAMDAC and dual DVI-I outputs. Sparkle makes no mention of price, but considering just how second-rate the specs seem, we'd guess it'll be launched at a competitive point.

  • Extreme DX10 HD Gaming Experience
    The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 285 1GB/2GB are the world’s most powerful single GPU graphics cards solution, delivering 30% faster performance than competing single GPU solutions. With the power of GeForce GTX 285 GPUs, they brings ultimate DX10 HD gaming experience to high-end gamers. The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 285 1GB/2GB graphics cards place gamers in the center of the action and experience true DirectX 10 gaming cinema in extreme HD (2560x1600) resolutions all enabled by GeForce 200 Series’ second generation unified architecture, NVIDIA SLI technology, and incredible performance in the latest games including Far Cry 2, Mirrors Edge, and Call of Duty 5: World at War. With up to 50% more performance than prior generation GPUs, GeForce GTX 285 GPUs tear through complex DirectX 10 environments and cinematic effects at blazing frame rates in extreme HD resolutions.

  • 2GB Extreme Large-Capacity GDDR3 Memory
    Today‘s game, such as GTA IV, Crysis, Alone in the Dark 5, Stalker: clear sky, they normally use a large number of bump texture, transparent texture to describe faces of characters and render realistic gaming scenes, so these games put higher demands on the capacities of video memory. The current situation demands at least 512 MB video memory to run these games. Compared with ordinary GeForce GTX 285 graphics cards on market with 1GB video memory, SPARKLE GeForce GTX 285 2GB Graphics Card comes with incredible large 2GB GDDR3 video memory, making them to be first batch of GTX 285 graphics cards in the world with 2GB video memory.

  • NVIDIA 3D Stereo Support
    The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 285 1GB/2GB Graphics Cards support GeForce Stereoscopic 3D Technology from NVIDIA, which is market complete hardware and software kit for gamers built by NVIDIA for the 3D stereoscopic gaming market. It will immerse gamers in the world of 3D content like never before. Monsters, bullets, and landscapes jump out of gamers' flat monitors and into their imagination, making them part of the game. With NVIDIA GeForce Stereoscopic 3D driver technology, gaming will never be the same. Now with support for Microsoft Windows Vista and the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 285 1GB/2GB Graphics Cards, gamers can play the hottest games and feel like they’re part of the action rather than watching it happen!

  • NVIDIA SLI® Multi-Monitor support
    Switch seamlessly between multi-display desktop mode and full screen 3D gaming with SLI. And enjoy full multi-GPU support for dual-display capable 3D games such as World in conflict ,Supreme Commander Forged Alliance, and Flight Simulator X.

  • 3-Way SLI Support
    The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 285 1GB/2GB Graphics Card supports NVIDIA 3-way SLI technology, which provides even higher frame rates and permits higher quality settings for the ultimate experience in PC gaming when connected to a high-end, high-resolution monitor.

  • 2nd Generation PureVideo  HD
    High-definition video decoder and post-processor delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video and accurate color for movies and video.

  • Cooling System
    Exquisitely made cooling fans, which have high performance thermal compound ensures optimal thermal dissipation even after years of use.

  • 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™ PhysX
    GeForce GPU support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.

  • NVIDIA™CUDA Technology
    CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU's processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks such as video transcoding delivering up to 7x performance over traditional CPUs.

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Apr 9 2009 5:13 PM

1. I already have an EN9800GTX+

2. Not a lot of Linux games take advantage of GPU memory beyond the... oh, let's say 32MB mark. :p


What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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While I doubt there is a 30% improvement( Maybe in one app) I do like the fact that Sparkle is always breaking the mold in this "Get the brand that has the best game bundled' GPU market.

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I think they have a cool name as well...

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3vi1 replied on Sat, Apr 11 2009 9:23 AM

Mr. Sparkle!

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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yoda8232 replied on Mon, Apr 13 2009 8:28 PM

Too bad it's crappy brand.

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