SPARKLE Announced First 40nm GeForce GT 220 Graphics Card

Bringing Better Graphics Processing Power With lower Power Consumption

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Taipei, Taiwan – October 12, 2009 – SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer

and supplier, today announced the SPARKLE GeForce GT 220 Graphics Cards the first NVIDIA graphics
cards based on advanced 40nm process, they bring better graphics processing power with lower power

  • Advanced Rendering Architecture
    Based on NVIDIA’s latest generation architecture, the SPARKLE GeForce GT 220 Graphics Cards
    adopt innovative unified architecture, dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex,
    physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation
    GPUs. Built upon technologies such as NVIDIA Lumenex Engine, providing support for DirectX 10.1
    Shader Model 4.0, NVIDIA Quantum Effects technology for physics computation and GigaThread
    Technology for extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.

  • 40nm Chip Process
    Taking the power consumption and performance increase into account, SPARKLE GeForce GT
    220 Graphics Cards feature 40nm chip process from TSMC. The advanced 40nm process
    significantly reduces the power consumption and GPU core temperature of the SPARKLE GeForce
    GT 220 Graphics Cards, making them to be energy-saving products and protecting our
    enviroments. Thanks to the 40nm process, the SPARKLE GeForce GT 220 Graphics Cards feature
    higher working speeds, the core speeds are raised to 625MHz, the shader clocks are raised to
    1360MHz, these speeds exaltation can brings amazing floating point processing power for good
    gaming performance and powerful performance ever from the unit area of the chip!

  • Fully Support High-definition Output Interface
    With the fantasies from R&D team, SPARKLE GeForce GT 220 series graphics cards fully support
    high-definition CRT+DVI+HDMI outputs. With a creationary design , SPARKLE GT220 1GB DDR2
    graphics card have a Display Port edition which can support Display Port output via DVI to Display
    Port adapter. It makes SPARKLE to be the first manufacturer which applied DVI to Display Port
    output technology on GeForce GT220 graphics cards. During the unique designed LED light button
    which equipped on the PCB has a switch button for manually selecting the video output types.
    Users can switch the output option between DVI and Display Port. The LED light uses red or green
    light to represent the output type. With this fantasy design, high-definition audio transmission can
    be realized without spdif wiring.

  • Large-Capacity High Speed Video 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. SPARKLE GeForce
    GT 220 Graphics Cards come with incredible large 1GB high speed video memory can let users to
    pass the 3D Mark Vantage High Test which strictly demand at least 512MB video memory,
    providing much more detail information to mainstream users for better understanding its graphics

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

  • Experience Vivid DX10.1 Graphics
    Experience the vivid DX10.1 gaming graphics at fluent frame rates, or go beyond traditional 3D
    graphics and experience GPU-accelerated NVIDIA® PhysX™ gaming effects, Stereoscopic 3D, and
    lightning fast video and image processing. All you need is the SPARKLE GeForce GT 220 Graphics
    Cards with full DirectX 10.1 and full Shader Model 4.1 support, delivering unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.

  • Windows 7 Experience
    Graphics cards are an essential element of today’s PCs, enabling more visual and more interactive
    experiences. As a leading manufacturer in graphics cards market, SPARKLE worked closely with
    Microsoft on the development of Windows 7 to ensure that its graphics cards take full advantage of the
    great new features and functionality. If you use your PC to enhance photos, watch or edit videos, play
    games, or if you simply desire a fast and efficient graphical interface, SPARKLE GeForce GT 220
    Graphics Cards will surely delight your senses and offer a premium experience for Windows 7.

  • DirectCompute and OpenCL Support
    SPARKLE GeForce GT 220 Graphics Cards fully support Direct Compute, Microsoft’s GPU
    computing API and OpenCL GPU computing API made and released by Khronos Group. Direct
    Compute and OpenCL let any application tap into the vast gigaflops of GPU computing power
    previously available only to graphics applications.

  • 2nd Generation Pure Video HD
    High-definition video decoder and post-processor delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth
    video and accurate color for movies and video. Hardware decode acceleration provides ultrasmooth
    playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV, DivX, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 HD and SD movies without
    the need for a dual or quad-core CPU. Dual-stream hardware acceleration supports picture-inpicture
    content for the ultimate interactive Blu-ray and HD DVD movie experience.

  • 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