Sparkle Calibre X560DF Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2011-09-13

The new Calibre X560DF video card from Sparkle is equipped with a new cooling system, a backplate for anti-bending purposes or to avoid scratches and features a noticeable increase in performance compared to the stock models, thanks to its overclock from the factory.

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Packaging, A Closer Look

The Sparkle Calibre X560DF comes packed inside a fully sealed cardboard box:




When looking back a little at the Sparkle Calibre GTX 580 review, we can see that the Calibre X560DF video card comes packed in a similar packaging, which has a simple, but very stylish design. A large Calibre logo is embossed in center and the brand name can be found on the top left side:




On the bottom right we can find the name of the GPU:




The main features and specifications of the product are listed on the back side of the box:




For more security, the box is sealed on both sides with a plastic transparent sticker:




Inside the initial external packaging, we can find another black box, which protects the inside contents even better:




The top of the box is populated by a cardboard enclosure which contains the bundle:




The bottom layer holds the card, which is surrounded by foam material, along with the HDMI cable:




As bundle, in the box we can find a DVI to VGA adapter, two MOLEX to PCI-E 6-pin power adapters, a Calibre VIP card, the disk with drivers and applications and an user manual:





Inside the manual, we are shown how to install the card inside our system, but also how to work with the initial driver installation:



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