SPARKLE Announces  GeForce GTX 460 Series Graphics Cards Bringing A New Level of DirectX 11 Performance to Mainstream Users

Taipei, Taiwan – July 12, 2010 – SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today announced the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards, which includes the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 768MB Graphics Card, the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 1GB OC Graphics Card and the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 2GB Graphics Card.
As a deadly weapon of Fermi Family, SPARKLE GeForce GTX460 series graphics cards provide the best performance price ratio, being the the world’s best $200 graphics card, it brings a new level of DirectX 11 performance to mainstream PC enthusiasts and gamers around the world.

Model Number SXX460768D5NM
Graphics Processing Unit GeForce GTX 460
Core Clock 675MHz / 700MHz / 675MHz
Memory Clock 3600MHz
Memory Type 768MB GDDR5 / 1GB GDDR5 / 2GB GDDR5
Memory Interface 192-bit / 256-bit / 256-bit
Stream Processors 336
Stream Processors Clock 1350MHz / 1485MHz / 1350MHz
Bus Type PCI-Express 2.0
Outputs miniHDMI + Dual Link Dual DVI

A New Level of DirectX 11 Performance For Mainstream Market
The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards from SPARKLE deliver all the benefits of the advanced 40nm process from TSMC, a high speed GDDR5 memory interface, and full DirectX 11 support, possessing considerable power improvements compared to its predecessor. They use the GTX460 cores with 336 stream processors and 192-bit / 256-bit memory interfaces with 768MB/1024MB/2048MB GDDR5 memory.
The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards are designed from the ground up to deliver potent gaming performance, delivering up to 8x faster geometry tessellation, than the closest competitive product. The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Card feature dedicated tessellation engines, resulting in outstanding performance at a new price point for GeForce GTX 460 GPUs. 
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TThe Revolutionary Compute Architecture for Gaming
The  SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards adopt the Fermi architecture which implements all DirectX 11 hardware features, including tessellation and Direct Compute, among others. Fermi brings forward a vastly improved compute architecture designed specifically to support next generation gaming effects such as ray tracing, order-independent transparency, and fluid simulations.  

Game performance and image quality receive a tremendous boost, and enables film-like geometric realism for game characters and objects. Geometric realism is central to the Fermi architectural enhancements for graphics. In addition, PhysX simulations are much faster, and developers can utilize GPU computing features in games most effectively with Fermi..

Incredible Detailed Visuals
By 7 PolyMorph Engine for Tessellation supporting, the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards let mainstream gamers to experience an unprecedented level of detail and realism in the latest games, such as Metro 2033, AVP etc. Tessellation- one of the biggest new features of Microsoft DirectX11 helps developers create more detailed characters and terrain in games, bringing mainstream gamers sharper, crisper images and a more realistic experience. The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards are built ground up for tessellation, bringing  games closer to reality without sacrificing the high frame rates gamers enjoy. 

Ray Tracing Support: The Future Of Gaming
The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards bring interactive ray tracing to the consumer market for the first time, providing a glimpse into the future of visual realism in games. By tracing the path of light through a 3D scene, ray tracing uses the power of the GF104 GPUs to create spectacular, photo-realistic visuals.

GF104’s compute architecture was built specifically with ray tracing in mind. GF104 supports recursion in hardware, enabling efficient ray tracing and a host of other graphics 

algorithms.GF104 excels not just at standard ray tracing, but also at advanced global illumination algorithms such as path tracing, which uses a much larger number of rays to collect ambient lighting information from the scene.

To sustain performance, a game may use ray tracing selectively. This hybrid model of rendering enables fast performance with great image quality. Thanks to the innovative unified cache architecture in GF104, ray tracing on The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards run up to 4 times faster than prior generation GPUs.
Incomparable PhysX Engine
Helped with the GF104 compute architecture, The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards are designed to take NVIDIA® PhysX® technology to the next level—making games more lifelike than ever before with advanced effects such as turbulence and fluid dynamics. The new NVIDIA® GigaThread hardware scheduler allows 10 times faster switching between graphics and physics processing, enabling more complex effects to be rendered in real time.
Total Immersive With NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Technology to Support Blu-Ray 3D in Full HD 1080P Stereoscopic 3D
Prepare to be blown away by the most immersive PC gaming experience imaginable. Leveraging the power of multiple GF100 GPUs in an NVIDIA SLI configuration, NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround enables a new level of eye-popping 3D stereo gaming, expanding your real estate across 3 panels for the ultimate “inside the game” feeling. The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards provide the incredible graphics horsepower to run your game in 3D stereo, across 3 panels, at HD resolutions up to 5760×1080.  

The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards also support gaming across three non-3D displays with resolutions up to 2560×1600,it’s the best in Class 2D Surround Gaming.
1024MB/256bit OC Features Brings Extreme HD Gaming Experience
Compared with ordinary GeForce GTX 460 graphics cards on market, the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 1GB OC Graphics Card is overclocked out of box. With 700MHz core speed,3600MHz memory speed and 1485MHz shader clock, it take mainstream users’ DirectX 11 gaming beyond HD. With the power of the overclocked GPUs, it places gamers in the center of the action and experience true gaming cinema in extreme HD (2560×1600) resolutions—all enabled by the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 1GB OC Graphics Card, NVIDIA SLI technology, and incredible performance in the latest games including Bioshock2, Alien VS Predator, and Dirt2. With the powerful OC features, the SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 1GB OC Graphics Card tears through complex DirectX 11 environments and cinematic effects at blazing frame rates in extreme HD resolutions.

2048MB Incredible Large High Speed GDDR5 Video Memory
Today‘s DX11 game,such as Stalker:Call Of Pripyat,Metro 2033, they insanely use as large as possible number of bump texture, transparent texture to describe faces of characters and render realistic gaming scenes, so these DX11 games put rigorous demands on the bandwidth and capacities of video memory. The current situation demands at least 1GB video memory to run these games. The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 465 Graphics Card comes with incredible large 2048MB high speed GDDR5 video memory, making it to be first GTX 460 Graphics Cards on mainstream market with this incredible large memory.

3-Way SLI Support
The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards supports NVIDIA 3-way SLI technology, which provides even higher frame rates and permits higher quality settings for the ultimate experience in PC gaming when connected to a high-end, high-resolution monitor.
3nd Generation PureVideo  HD
High-definition video decoder and post-processor delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video and accurate color for movies and video.
NVIDIA™CUDA Technology With 336 cores CUDA C/C++ Support and 56 Texture Unit
CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GF104’s 336 processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks such as video transcoding. The 56 Texture Units  embedded in the GF104 can dramatically improve the texture processing efficient in latest DirectX 11 games, resulting in higher fps than the competitor’s products..
OpenGL 4.0 Optimization and Support
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.

Native HDMI 1.4a Support and Audio Input for HDMI
Fully integrated support for HDMI 1.4a including xvYCC, Deep color and 7.1 digital surround sound. High-definition audio transmission can be realized without spdif wiring.

Fuse Function Improve The Stability
SPARKLE specially design the Fuse Function for The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 series Graphics Cards. The Fuse Unit on the Graphics Cards’ PCB can avoid the hardware damage caused by the instable voltage of the monitor.
The SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 Graphics Cards Comes with 3 free Applications Bundled.
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MAGIX Video Easy, which is the first video editing program for the whole family. It’s so easy to use that even beginners without any prior skills will be able to design breathtaking videos in just a short time. Transform recordings of family celebrations, vacations, or special events into video DVDs or present your videos on the Internet with ease.
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SPARKLE GTX460 also offer Supersonic Sled and Design Garage,2 new, exciting NVIDIA applications which showcase how GeForce and these new products are driving the future of gaming. Supersonic Sled is a timed race game involving a rocket-driven sled on a 6-mile track. It provides a compelling and interactive showcase of DX11 Tessellation, PhysX, CUDA particles, and fluid simulation. Design Garage is new, exciting demonstration of ray tracing technology. Interact with the most exclusive vehicles on the road and create incredibly photo-realistic images. Harness every last bit of GF104 compute power using CUDA accelerated ray tracing.

? With these two applications, SPARKLE wants to literally give consumers the keys to the new GF104 architecture. To expose and showcase the new level of interactivity and realism that this architecture enables. Applications so compelling that consumers will spend hours playing with.