SPARKLE Speeds up 80nm GPU by Rolling out Calibre P768 "7600GT" Graphic Card

@ 2006/12/22
Taipei, Taiwan - December 22, 2006 - SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, has once again raised the bar for GeForce 7600 GT performance with the release of the Calibre P768 Graphic Card —the world's fastest GeForce 7600 GT on the market. Gamers now can experience the power of 80nm process from TSMC and SPARKLE.

Selected as the most powerful 7600 GT graphic card from SPARKLE, Calibre P768 Graphic Card features the award-winning GeForce 7 series architecture plus advanced 80nm process from TSMC, it can brings extreme high definition gaming to pc gamers with relative low selling price. Helped with the new 80nm process, Calibre P768 Graphic Card features higher working frequencies working at 650MHz core speed and 1600MHz video memory speed compared with the old 90nm GeForce 7600 GT Graphic Card. Also Calibre P768 Graphic Card gives much more overclocking space and less working heat to users with the new 80nm process.

“Highly rated on its design, performance, and specifications, the Calibre P768 Graphic Card represents the 80nm graphic warriors coming soon from NVIDIA and SPARKLE. “Said Kevin Wang, sales director of SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd."The NVIDIA SLI-Ready Calibre P768 Graphic Card unleashes extreme HD gaming on the PC, it supports Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and true high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting. Additionally, the Calibre P768 Graphic Card brings high-definition, home-theater quality video to the PC through the acclaimed NVIDIA PureVideo technology.”

Retail price for EU approx. ~€150

Comment from geoffrey @ 2006/12/23
Comment from jmke @ 2006/12/23
what the ambient temp
Comment from geoffrey @ 2006/12/23
I will remove the heatsink as soon as possible (should be tomorrow). In my first tests the GPU idled around 40°C (with 120mm fan pointed towards the heatsink) so there is a good chance this is a 80nm core also. Remembering the passive MSI 7600GT, 40°C is very good.

MSI 7600GT with a fan pointed towards the heatsink
Comment from jmke @ 2006/12/23
can you find out if they did a DIE shrink too?
Comment from geoffrey @ 2006/12/23
XFX latest 7600GT with passive heatpiped cooling has the same clocks.
Comment from jmke @ 2006/12/22
Those are some very nice clockspeeds, eVGA's fastest 7600GT runs at 600Mhz... this Sparkle has quite a lead