Sparkle Calibre X265 review - Features and specifications
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A few worlds about the cooling system

The Calibre X265/X265HM Graphics Cards features the 2nd generation of Calibre Dual Fly Cooling System by SPARKLE own design. It's the world's first Graphics Card with pillars traversed cooling fins technology which provides ultimate graphics cards cooling solution for users who seek higher graphics performance and lower working temperatures. The cooling system consists of
pure aluminum thermal base, 2 high-efficient heat pipes with 6mm diameter, 2 high-efficient heat pipes with 8mm diameter, the 9 aluminum pillars traversed heatsinks and dual low speed cooling fans. These 4 high-efficient heat pipes connect the surface of the GPU directly, providing the cooling transfer effect of  8 heat pipes. The technique of pillars traversed  can quickly bring the heat from aluminum pillars to the 8 layer cooling fins by direct contact. The perfect combination of the heat pipes and the pillars traversed cooling fins technology provides superior cooling efficiency and greatly enhances the cooling performance of GPU, video memory ,MOS circuit and NVIO on the PCB, let gamers to enjoy good overclocking margin and cooler GPU, guarantees stable system operation even under round-the-clock full load gaming.




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


Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 support
DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects


3-way NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing AFR(Alternate Frame Rendering), under Windows Vista with solid ,state-of-the-art drivers.


NVIDIA HybridPower™ Technology2
Lets you switch from the GeForce GTX 260 graphics card to the motherboard GeForce GPU when running non graphically-intensive applications for a quiet, low power PC experience.


PCI Express 2.0 support
Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications,while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.


GigaThread™ Technology
Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs


NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine
Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates:
16x Anti-aliasing Technology: Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges 128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range(HDR) Lighting: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 effects 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 for every user and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs


OpenGL® 2.1 optimizations and support
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications


Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates –up to
2048x1536 @ 85Hz.


Dual Dual-Link DVI Support
Able to drive industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection(HDCP).


NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology:
CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processing cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks – such as video encoding – delivering up to 7x performance over traditional CPUs.


NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.


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 100% offload of H.264 video decoding from the CPU and significantly reduced power consumption.


Hardware Decode Acceleration
Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and PEG-2 HD and SD movies.


Dual Stream Decode Acceleration 
Hardware acceleration for HD picture-in-picture enables a complete HD movie playback experience.


Dynamic contract Enhancement
Provides post-processing and optimization of High Definition movies on a scene basis for spectacular picture clarity


HDCP Capable4
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.


Advanced 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.


Noise Reduction :
Improves movie image quality by removing unwanted artifacts.


Edge Enhancement:
Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and object



Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX260
Core Clock: 666 MHz
Memory Clock: 2268 MHz
Shader Clock: 1476 MHz
Stream processors: 216
Memory Size: 896 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Interface: 448 bit
Bus Support: PCI-Express 2.0
DVI Output: Dual DVI-I
HDCP support Yes
Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 500 W


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Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2010 10:59

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