SPARKLE Launches Calibre X480 Graphics Card With Accelero Xtreme Cooling Solution From Arctic Cooling

SPARKLE has today announced the release of the SPARKLE Calibre X480 Graphics Card, that is equipped with the Accelero Xtreme Cooling Solution from Arctic Cooling, providing the world’s fastest DX11 performance to gamers unbeatable cooling effects.


The SPARKLE Calibre X480 Graphics Card was designed from the ground up to deliver the industry’s most potent tessellation performance, which is the key component of Microsoft’s DirectX 11 development platform for PC games.

The Calibre X480 Graphics Card brings a host of the next generation of gaming architecture – GF100–including tessellation, Direct Compute and all other DirectX 11 hardware features.

The GF100 architecture is specifically designed to support next generation gaming effects such as ray tracing, order-independent transparency, and fluid simulations. By using GF100 architecture, the Calibre X480 Graphics Card gets a tremendous boost in DX11 game performance and image quality, and brings film-like game characters and objects to users.

The GF100 architecture also enhances PhysX simulations with tremendous speed upgrade. In addition, GPU computing now can be put in practice in latest DX11 games for improve DX11 gaming efficiency.

The SPARKLE Calibre X480 Graphics Card is equipped with the Accelero Xtreme cooling solution from Arctic Cooling, which delivers ultimate cooling weapon for hardcore gamers. The Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme features 5 heatpipes, 107 fins and 3 silent low speed cooling fans.

The radical optimized air flow design is targeting to cool effectively up to 250 Watt heat dissipation. The Arctic Cooling can dramatically cool the temperature of the GTX 480 GPU at least 10 ºC lower than the stock cooler. Together with the integrated memory and voltage regulator cooling, the Arctic Cooling not only enhances the over clocking potential but also extends the card’s service life.

Three PWM cooling fan from Arctic Cooking Solution bring maximum air flow but operate extremely silence, thanks to the low noise impellor design and the patented fan holder which eliminates the humming noise. The unnoticeable operation of Accelero Xtreme brings you the unparallel non-disturbed gaming experience ever before.

SPARKLE specially design the Fuse Function for the Calibre X480 Graphics Card. The Fuse Unit on the Graphics Card’s PCB can avoid the hardware damage caused by the instable voltage of the monitor.

The SPARKLE Calibre X480 Graphics Card comes with incredible large 1536MB high speed GDDR5 video memory, making them to be first batch of DX11 single chip graphics cards in the world with video memory capacity larger than 1GB.

The new SPARKLE Calibre X480 Graphics Card is one of the world’s first consumer graphic cards to enable interactive ray tracing for ultra photo-realistic scenes that bringing spectacular, photo-realistic renderings to your screen for the first time. By using the power of the GF100 GPUs, the Calibre X480 Graphics Card supports recursion in hardware, enabling efficient ray tracing and a host of other graphics algorithms.

Tessellation allows game developers to take advantage of the GeForce GTX 480 GPU’s ability to increase the geometric complexity of models and characters to enables incredibly detailed game characters and terrain with blazing performance in latest DX11 titles, such as Dirt 2, Stalker :OCP, Alien VS. Predator, Metro 2033 and so on.

Compared to reference GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards on market, the the Calibre X480 Graphics Card is over clocked out of box, it boosts the core, processor and memory clocks significantly to 752MHz, 1504MHz and 3800MHz, providing up to 6.2 percent faster overall performance compare to reference, bring incredible performance in the latest DX11 games including Dirt 2, Stalker :OCP, Alien VS. Predator, Metro 2033 and so on.

The Calibre X480 Graphics Card is capable of rendering more than 746M pixels/second at full HD 1080p for a mind-blowing, 5760×1080 gaming experience. It also supports gaming across three non-3D displays with resolutions up to 2560×1600,it’s the best in Class 2D Surround Gaming.

The New NVIDIA Giga Thread scheduler used in the Calibre X480 Graphics Card allows faster switching between graphics and physics processing, enabling more complex effects to be rendered in real time.

Calibre X480 Graphics Card Specifications

  • Model Number – X480
  • Graphics Processing Unit – GeForce GTX 480
  • Core Clock – 752MHz
  • Memory Clock – 3800MHz
  • Memory Type – 1536MB GDDR5
  • Memory Interface – 384-bit
  • Stream Processors – 480
  • Stream Processors Clock – 1504MHz
  • Bus Type – PCI-Express 2.0
  • RAMDAC – 400 MHz
  • Outputs – Mini HDMI x1 & Dual Link DVI-I x2

SPARKLE has not revealed Calibre X480 Graphics Card price or availability in any market as yet.

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