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SPARKLE Presents Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic card with Frequency Conversion Turbo Button For Performance Burst

Taipei, Taiwan – October 12, 2007 - SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today announces Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic Card . Powered by NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT graphics processing unit, the Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic Card will instantly bring tremendous 3D performance to pc gamers by pressing the turbo button on the card.

Based on NVIDIA’s next generation G84 architecture, the Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic Card adopts innovative unified architecture, dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs. Built upon technologies such as NVIDIA Lumenex Engine, providing support for DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0, NVIDIA Quantum Effects technology for physics computation and GigaThread Technology for extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.

The Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic Card utilizes NVIDIA's newest stream processors to deliver the fine graphics and visual special effects. Thanks to the innovative SPARKLE Super Clock technology (SCT) and Turbo button design, now the Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic Card users can embrace 32 extreme fast stream processors with much higher shader clock out of box. The Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic Card features dual video BIOSes, each containing different core, memory and stream processors clock settings. Users can switch between the two clock speed profiles by pressing the turbo button on the metal expansion bracket above DVI ports. Pressing the turbo button will raise the core speed to 580 MHz, memory speed to 1500 MHz and shader speed to 1404 MHz. This turbo button will expeditiously raise the performance of the Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic Card, for example, the Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic Card will gain 12% score boost in 3DMark06 with a press of the turbo button. Like racing car with Turbo engine, the Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic Card also runs quickly in 3D mode and works statically in 2D mode, users can choose the working states at any time according to their need, lowering working temperature and extending the lifespan of the graphic card. Users can also prevent BIOS data damage from computer virus.

Thanks to NVIDIA PureVideo HD VP2 technology, the Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic Card can provide unsurpassed Blu-ray and HD DVD movie picture quality to HD video enthusiasts with lowest CPU utilizations.
“Stream processors play very important rendering roles in the Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic Card, so by raising their speed with our advanced SCT technology, we can satisfy the anticipation from pc gamers for better performance with same price out of box.” Said Kevin Wang, sales director of SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd. "By exerting our creativity, now the Calibre P860 Turbo Graphic Card is equipped with exquisitely designed Turbo button, to let user expediently enjoy the extra 3D performance."

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Price are not known to the channel, but estimated at 149 euro.
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