SPARKLE Calibre X460G Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2010-11-29

The Calibre X460G graphics card from Sparkle is an interesting product, featuring a high overclock from factory, but also an Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro cooler to ensure low temperatures and noise.

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A Closer Look Part I

Inside the Quick Start Guide, we can see instructions from how to install the card into the system to driver installation:




For even more protection, the card is wrapped inside a transparent plastic bag:




The Calibre X460G features an Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro cooler, which looks very nice and Sparkle personalized it with new stickers, along with the elegant purple color for both fans blades:




Here is a closer look on one of the fans; the Calibre logo is located in the center and the fan is meant to suck air from inside the case to be able to cool the large aluminium heatsink:




Under the main heatsink, we can see the copper plate which makes direct contact with the GPU HSF, along with the heatpipe terminations:




On both laterals of the heatsink, we can see the full name of the cooler embossed:




To the back of the PCB, we can observe another little aluminium heatsink with fins, that is meant to keep the VRM cool:




Near it, we can find the 4-wire fan connector, that powers up both top fans:




In the back, we can find the 2 6-pin PCI-Express power headers:



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