Sparkle Comes Up With a GeForce 210

"Graphics card manufacturer Sparkle seems to be in hurry to release some old graphics cards in new packaging - it has followed up its release of a GeForce GT 220 last week with a new GeForce 210 today."

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Graphics card manufacturer Sparkle seems to be in hurry to release some old graphics cards in new packaging - it has followed up its release of a GeForce GT 220 last week with a new GeForce 210 today. The new card comes with a 128-bit video memory interface, which according to the manufacturer, delivers “impressive graphics processing power to your PC at an incredible value”.

While the world is waiting for Fermi, Sparkle is using the opportunity to quickly introduce some entry and mid-level cards. The GPU introduced today features a lowly 24 processing cores and is clocked at just 475MHz. Compared to the recent GeForce GTX cards that run at 875MHz, this is just half the processing power.

The shaders on the card carry a clock speed of 1100MHz, while the 1GB of DDR2 memory added to the card by Sparkle works at 800MHz. So in terms of processing power and speed, the Sparkle GeForce 210 is something of a cross between the GT 220 and the regular G210 cards.

For cooling, Sparkle has supplied the GeForce 210 with a compact cooler, which at first sight seems too small and insufficient for keeping the card properly cooled. Considering the core speed and the low number of processing cores, the 1GB of memory does seem like overkill. But then Sparkle must have some reason for hiking the memory so high.

Well, the card has been announced, and we can only measure the response it gets when its availability and pricing is declared.

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07-03-2010, 19:43:17

TJS
I know that in XP 32-bit the max limit for HDDs is 2TB, and RAM is 4GB... is this still true for Windows 7 32-bit? I've tried to find info on the ol' internet but every time I look for something all I find is 'system requirements' (drove me crazy after a while). Something tells me its the same but here's to wishful thinking.

07-03-2010, 19:55:18

tinytomlogan
The maximum hard drive size that can be seen is 2tb, but you can have multiple drives that size.

If you are going windows 7 Id whole heartedly recommend the 64bit version it has none of the bugs or issues XP & Vista 64 did.

In answer to your question though any 32bit operating system can only page 4gb of memory, this includes aby GPU memory. So if you have 2x 1gb GPU's there will only be 2gb left that the OS can utilise from your system ram, even if you have 4gb installed.


Go 64bit dude ;)

08-03-2010, 07:20:03

Lallespasser

Go 64bit dude ;)


Seconded. I'm running 64, and I haven't had a single compatibility issue since the start of the Windows 7 RC.

08-03-2010, 12:29:05

Rastalovich

The maximum hard drive size that can be seen is 2tb



The maximum size of harddrive isn't dependant on the 32bit OS.

He could setup and 16tb raid system, or expanded volumes, and see all the capacity. Pretty much filesystem dependant.

08-03-2010, 12:48:12

tinytomlogan
Aye but my understanding is the largest single physical drive is 2tb, my raid card doesnt even support larger than a single 2tb physical dive. Logical drives or raid arrays is another thing entirely.

08-03-2010, 13:01:08

TJS
So I'm reading that I can have up to 16TBs of HDD space but the drives can't be more than 2TBs each; I'm guessing that the RAID 'drive' also can't be more than 2TBs (ex. 4x750GB RAID 0 wouldn't be seen).

08-03-2010, 14:27:06

tinytomlogan
Physical drive = single unit up to 2tb
Logical drive = raid cluster of multiple drives, tbh if you are using your on board sata slots you dont have to worry about maximums.

Ive tested an 8TB Raid 0 in the past so I wouldnt worry, cant say it enough though, if you go windows 7 go 64bit.
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