SPARKLE Geforce GTS250 Series SXS2501024D3L-NM Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2010-04-11

Sparkle has a lot of interesting innovations in their latest video cards, for example the Calibre X240/X240G graphics cards with dual-layer fan blades cooling system, which spins in both directions, to avoid dust accumulation. In this review I will look upon another card, which seems to be one of the most powerful ones on the market, in low profile format. Its name is GTS250 Low Profile Series, with 1GB GDDR3 on-board and to see its performance I will run various synthetic and game benchmarks.

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About Nvidia PhysX

About Nvidia PhysX

Delivering physics in games is no easy task. It's an extremely compute-intensive environment based on a unique set of physics algorithms that require tremendous amounts of simultaneous mathematical and logical calculations.

This is where NVIDIA® PhysX™ Technology and GeForce® processors come in. NVIDIA PhysX is a powerful physics engine which enables real-time physics in leading edge PC and console games. PhysX software is widely adopted by over 150 games, is used by more than 10,000 registered users and is supported on Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PC.

In addition, PhysX is designed specifically for hardware acceleration by powerful processors with hundreds of cores. Combined with the tremendous parallel processing capability of the GPU, PhysX will provide an exponential increase in physics processing power and will take gaming to a new level delivering rich, immersive physical gaming environments with features such as:

* Explosions that cause dust and collateral debris
* Characters with complex, jointed geometries for more life-like motion and interaction
* Spectacular new weapons with incredible effects
* Cloth that drapes and tears naturally
* Dense smoke & fog that billow around objects in motion

The only way to get real physics with the scale, sophistication, fidelity and level of interactivity that dramatically alters your entertainment experience will be with one of the millions of NVIDIA PhysX-ready GeForce processors.

Here are some PhysX demos from Youtube :

Fluid demo :

The Great Kulu :

Deformable objects :

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