Sparkle has just released three new G92-based graphics cards with a redesigned fan. The three cards are of the same breed actually: the GeForce 8800 GT that comes with 256, 512MB and 1GB of memory, with
stock clocks and some small improvements
The graphics cards come with a redesigned cooling fan to better dissipate the heat accumulated under the graphics card's bonnet. The GeForce 8800 GT adopts the innovative unified architecture, dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, and provides four times more processing power than the previous generations of graphics chips.
"As the world leading graphics cards manufacturer, SPARKLE continues to improve the cooling performance of GeForce 8800 GT with its strong R&D capability. " Said Allen Wu, sales manager of SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd. "Thanks to the new designed cooling fan, now the SPARKLE GeForce 8800 GT 256MB/512MB/1GB Graphics Cards can get better temperature control than NVIDIA reference boards. So our users can totally immerse themselves in the gorgeous gaming scenes, without worrying about the overheat problem."
Sparkle's GeForce 8800 GT is clocked at 600 MHz, 1500 MHz and 1800MHz for the GPU, shader and memory, respectively, which is the average performance of any card in the 8800 GT series. Although it cannot impress much in terms of performance, the new cooling system seems to do quite a good job.
The card is practically covered in coolers and heatsink, and, on top of them, there is a pretty impressive cooler with plastic blades and ball-bearing, low-noise design. The cooling system introduced some classic copper heatpipes that penetrate the aluminum fins on the heatsink, thus enhancing heat dissipation. The company claims that the re-designed cooler can keep the card 8 degrees lower than the previous model, from 83 degrees Celsius to only 75.
Unfortunately, there is no word on pricing yet, and if it were, I don't think there would be many eager users to swap it for the new model.