Sparkle would probably have a greater sales success if it bundled its video boards with a game or two, like ASUS and many others have done, but that is not what its latest announcement is about.We suppose there is a possibility of Sparkle adding a game voucher later on, but the product bundles only include the cards themselves, the boxes and necessary extras.
There are, or there soon will be, three new video boards on the market: Sparkle's GTX 660 OC Dual Fan, GTX 650 Ti Super OC (SOC) Dual Fan and GTX 650 Ti OC Dual Fan.
They are promoted as the company's dual fan series, due to the 4-pin PWM double fan cooler with automatic fan speed adjustment based on GPU temperature.
Saprkle's GTX 660 OC Dual Fan has 960 CUDA cores, 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, an interface of 192 bits and clock speeds of 1,006 MHz for the GPU and 6,008 MHz for the memory.
The other two cards, GTX 650 Ti Super OC (SOC) Dual Fan and GTX 650 Ti OC Dual Fan, each has 768 CUDA cores, 1 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, an interface of 128 bits and memory clock speed of 5,400 MHz.
The GPU frequency is really the only differing feature between the two: the former works at 1,006 MHz, the latter at 941 MHz.
All three video controllers possess two dual-link DVI video outputs, a VGA connector and, of course, HDMI.
“The latest series provides the ultimate overclocking gaming experience and the best cooling efficiency without any compromise,” Sparkle claims.
Sparkle's press release did not include pricing and availability information. The announcement makes it sound as if shipments are already underway though. In fact, the price tags shouldn't be too much higher than the ones of the reference adapters.
For those who haven't looked at retailer listings recently, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 is a $215 / 215 Euro product, and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti can be bought for $140 / 140 Euro.