SPARKLE Announced Calibre X260/X260 HM Graphics Card With OC Capability

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Taipei, Taiwan – April 24, 2009 – SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today announced the Calibre X260/X260 HM Graphics Card with plenty OC capabilities, makes DX10 gaming graphics beyond anything that’s ever been possible before on a mainstream consumer computing platform.


  • 55nm Process with Calibre non-reference design
    Calibre X260/X260 HM Graphics Card features 55nm chip process from TSMC. So
    It has groundbreaking speeds compared with ordinary GeForce GTX 260 graphics cards on market,
    the core speed is raised from 576MHz to 650MHz, the shader clock is raised from 1242MHz to
    1404MHz, making it can deliver unrivaled graphics performance in the hottest games including Far
    Cry 2, Mirror’s Edge, and Call of Duty 5: World at War. The Calibre X260/X260 HM Graphics Card
    adopts Calibre non-reference design, providing enhanced power circuitry with more phases of vGPU
    power circuit and vMem circuit. Also it only uses solid capacitors with lower power loss, providing
    more stable and longer product lifespan.

  • Extreme Fast Large-capacity GDDR3 memory
    Today‘s game, such as 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. Calibre X260/X260
    HM Graphics Card comes with incredible large 896MB GDDR3 video memory can let mainstream
    users to pass the 3DMark Vantage High Test which strictly demand at least 512MB video memory,
    providing much more detail information to mainstream users for better understanding its graphics

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

  • Convenient SPA Tune OC software
    The Calibre X260/X260 HM Graphics Card is bundled with convenient SPA Tune, an own designed
    software, effectively balancing the computing power and power consumption. It provides three
    mode transition buttons for Overclocking mode (OC), standard mode (STD) and green mode
    (GRN). The OC mode provides high speed, best performance and more power consumption. The
    STD mode brings standard performance and lesser power consumption. The GRN mode provides
    the energy saving and green power consumption. Every mode sets up one team specification
    contains: Core Clock (MHz), Memory Clock (MHz), Shader Clock (MHz), GPU Temperature ( ℃)
    and Fan Speed.

  • NVIDIA 3D Stereo Support
    The Calibre Graphics Card supports 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 Calibre X260/X260 HM Graphics Card, gamers can play the hottest games and feel like they’re part of the action rather than watching it happen!