Sparkle has just announced that its Calibre X560 and X550 graphics cards based on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560 and GTX 550 designs come now in a special version that is bundled together with a pair of 3D glasses built by AP.
The bundle will be available in limited quantities and the 3D glasses included are not active shutter glasses as most of us would expect from an Nvidia-based solution, but rather polarized glasses.
Both the Calibre X550 and X560 use cooling solutions custom designed by Sparkle
in order to deliver improved cooling and overclocking performance.
In the case of the Calibre X560 this relies on two 8mm thick copper heatpipes to draw the heat away from the GPU and into an aluminum fin array covered by two 9cm ball bearing fans.
According to the Taiwanese company, this approach should deliver 7% lower temperatures than the cooling design used for the GeForce GTX 560 Ti
reference board, while it also allowed the outfit to increase the frequencies of the card over those recommended by Nvidia.
Sparkle's GTX 550 Ti creation features a similar design with that of the company's X560 graphics card, but its cooling has been simplified a bit as the GF116 core utilized produces less heat than the GTX 560 Ti.
These changes however haven't stopped Sparkle from increasing the operating frequencies of the card over's Nvidia reference values, which enabled the X550 Ti DF to surpass the stock GTX 550 Ti by 12% in 3DMark 11, according to the company's internal tests.
Sparkle's two Caliber graphics cards
include 1GB of video buffer and are equipped with a pair of dual-link DVI video outputs and a mini-HDMI port.
Sadly, the Taiwanese company hasn't provided us with any information regarding the price of these two solutions.