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Sparkle Calibre X265 review - Sparkle Calibre X265
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Monday, 24 August 2009 10:39
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Sparkle Calibre X265 review
Features and specifications
Packaging
Sparkle Calibre X265
Testing
Results and conclusion
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An overall look of the Calibre X265. We can immediately notice the 2 fan cooling system.

 

In the center there a nice logo of Calibre.

 

 

A closer look at the one of the two heatsinks. We can notice the two heatpipes, the bottom is 8mm while the top is 6mm.The fan speed is auto controlled by the card depending on temperature, or manually from nvidia control panel.

 

Under the heatsink there are some heatsinks that hep assist cooling.

 

Lots of heatsinks also at the side.

 

The Traversed Pillars can be shown here, in fact it is simply some fins attached to the base with 6 pieces of aluminium.

 

One think I didn't like was that despite the sophisticated cooling system the mosfets have no heatsinks, I doubt if the airflow from the fan can keep them at low temps.In any case the spacing between them and the cooler allows us to install heatsinks.

 

From the back.

 

Here we can see the 2 DVI ports.

 

Here are the two 6-pin power connectors.

 

Here we can see the cooler removed,it had hdt heatpipes and wecan also notice the spots where thermal tape is.This cools the memory chips and the nvio chip.

 

Here we can see the cooler base cleaned, it has not perfect lapping, but is sure does its job.

 

The GTX260 core is really big in size, and even a cooler like this only touches a small area.

 

A closer look of the core.We can also notice the ram chips, they are made by Samsung.

 

Now we can move on the testing!



Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2010 10:59
 

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