Sparkle Calibre 8600 GTS OC Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, GDP2, Video Card

Item#:  S15-8600  | Model#: CALIBRE P860 PLUS

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Sparkle Calibre 8600 GTS OC Video Card Product Details

Sparkle GeForce 8600 GTS OC Video Card
Based on NVIDIA’s newest generation G84 architecture, the Calibre P860+ 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.

Graphics Display Port 2(GDP2)
SPARKLE endows Calibre series graphic cards with a elaborate designed GDP2 daughter card, which use LCD with back light to show real-time GPU temperature, GPU working voltage, fan speed and so on. users can easily know the working conditions of their Calibre graphic cards. The GDP2 daughter card help users to overclock favorably, bringing out the max power of their graphic cards.

With innovative mind in design, Sparkle endows the Calibre P860+ graphic card with second generation of Graphics Display Port (GDP) daughter card- GDP2. With the second generation of GDP, this daughter card uses LCD with back light to show real-time GPU temperature, GPU working voltage and fan speed. The User can manually switch the surveillance case with corresponding graphic logo to represent the case. User can also manually set the warning thresholds of fan speed and GPU working temperature to avoid damage caused by GPU overheating or lower fan speed. Compared with Sparkle's first generation GDP daughter card, GDP2 daughter card is added with surveillances for GPU working voltage and fan speed, it's also added with smart surveillance and automatic warning functions. With a more beautiful LCD, the user can be clear at a glance to know the working condition of the graphic card.

The High Efficient Overclocking Ability
The noise and temperature is better than reference design board


(As tested in Sparkle test lab on the system with following specs: 3DMark 2006, 1024x768, 75Hz, 32bit, Core2 Extreme Qx6700)


Before you buy - make sure your motherboard is compatible with this video card. For example, PCI Express video cards won't work with motherboards designed only for AGP or PCI video cards, and vice versa. Please read the specifications carefully or call us for expert advice.

NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
NVIDIA® GeForce® 8 series graphics processing units (GPUs) redefine the PC gaming experience. With a revolutionary unified architecture and full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10 games, GeForce 8 series GPUs deliver unprecedented performance, extraordinarily detailed environments, and film quality game effects.

NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface)
NVIDIA SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) technology is a revolutionary approach to scalability and increased performance. NVIDIA SLI takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express™ bus architecture, and features hardware and software innovations within NVIDIA GPUs (graphics processing units) and NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs (media and communications processors). Together the NVIDIA SLI patent-pending technologies work seamlessly to deliver heart-pounding PC performance. And depending on the application, NVIDIA SLI can deliver as much as 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences.

NVIDIA Unified Architecture
Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering an incredibly true-to-life 3D graphics.

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NVIDIA Lumenex™ Engine
Support for 128-bit and 64-bit floating point HDR with up to 16x anti-aliasing delivering vividly realistic lighting effects while obliterating ‘jaggies’.

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Microsoft DirectX 10 Geometry Shaders
Dynamic geometry creation smoothes surfaces and enables incredibly detailed environments, shadows, and effects.

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NVIDIA Quantum Effects™ Technology
Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation deliver amazing performance and visual effects such as smoke, fire, and explosions.

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Shader Model 4.0 Technology
Get your box geared up for the future of games with blazing fast shader performance and watch your characters sweat with Shader Model 4.0.

NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
Available on HD DVDs and Blu-ray discs, high-definition movies are bringing an exciting new video experience to PC users. NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology lets you enjoy cinematic-quality HD DVD and Blu-ray movies with low CPU utilization and power consumption, allowing higher quality movie playback and picture clarity.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)
High dynamic-range(HDR) lighting effects bring environments to life for a truly immersive experience. It takes advantage of the subtle light, texture, and color intricacies to create incredibly realistic environments.

NVIDIA ForceWare
It takes a powerful suite of software to complement these complex processors. NVIDIA ForceWare™ unified software environment (USE) is the key to unleashing the full power and features in NVIDIA’s desktop, platform, mobile, and multimedia products. Delivering a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications, ForceWare ensures the best out-of-box experience for every user and delivers.

HDCP Compliant
HDCP (high definition content protection) is a standard that is encoded into the video signal to prevent it from being pirated. If a source device is HDCP coded and is connected to a HDTV display or projector without the proper HDCP decoding mechanism, the picture is relegated to “snow” or in some cases, very low (480P) resolutions of the images. In order to see HDTV with HDCP compliance, both the source and display devices must be equipped with DVI connections that can enable HDCP decoding.

Windows Vista Ready
Windows Vista is the first operating system to require a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) to realize the best experience possible.

PCI Express Support
PCI Express is a new Intel bus architecture that doubles the bandwidth of the AGP 8X bus, delivering over 4 GB per second in both upstream and downstream data transfers.


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Features

  • Super Clock Technology (SCT)
    SPARKLE exclusive developed technology for performance gear up, it will raise the speed of all parts in the graphic card to achieve better performance of the whole part.
  • Graphics Display Port 2(GDP2)
    SPARKLE endows Calibre series graphic cards with a elaborate designed GDP2 daughter card, which use LCD with back light to show real-time GPU temperature, GPU working voltage, fan speed and so on. users can easily know the working conditions of their Calibre graphic cards. The GDP2 daughter card help users to overclock favorably, bringing out the max power of their graphic cards.
  • VGA Rectifier Technology (VRT)
    The Calibre graphic card set a iron bar on top side of the graphic card to enhances PCB and VGA card shape.
  • NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
    Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single graphic cards configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences by allowing two cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express® graphics, SLI technology dramatically scales performance on today’s hottest games.
  • GigaThread™ Technology
    Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing.
  • NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine
    Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ULTRA-fast frame rates: 16x Anti-aliasing: Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges 128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range(HDR):Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects-now with support for anti-aliasing.
  • NVIDIA® Quantum Effects™ Technology
    Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics to be simulated and rendered on the GPU –all white freeing the CPU to run game engine and AI.
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
    NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology is the combination of high-definition movie decode acceleration and post-processing, HDCP circuitry, and integration with HD movie players that delivers the ultimate high-definition movie experience on a PC.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Intel® or AMD® compatible motherboard
  • At least 512MB system RAM
  • PCI Express® compliant motherboard
  • A minimum 400W system power supply
  • 1 6-pin supplementary power connectors
  • 50MB of available hard disk space
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000, XP or Vista
  • VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor

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    Limited Warranty: 36 months parts; 36 months labor
    Mfg Part No: CALIBRE P860 PLUS
    UPC No: 4710710444013
    Box Size: ( Length:14, Width:10, Depth:5)
    Shipping Weight: 2.7500 pound(s)
    Dimensional Weight: 4pounds

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