Sparkle X560 Ti DF Calibre Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Sparkle X560 Ti DF Calibre Review

Introduction

Sparkle graphics cards have been quietly performing very well in recent years.

Whilst not necessarily the first brand you think of when choosing your next GPU, they nonetheless have been very solid, with some models being up there with the best.

Today we're taking a look at a highly modified GTX560Ti which is part of Sparkle's Calibre range. Similar to the RoG models from ASUS, or the MSI Lightning range etc., the Calibre variant has a good overclock and the de rigueur twin fan cooler.

So does it sparkle brightly or merely twinkle and fade?

Technical Specifications

Compared to the standard GTX560Ti which comes with a 822MHz core you can see that the Calibre has a hefty overclock indeed, all the way up to 950MHz. The memory too has been upped from 4000MHz to 4600MHz. With these big leaps in clock speed there should be a decent amount of extra performance when compared to the standard model, which is already a good performer.

Model NumberX560Ti DF
Graphics Processing UnitGeForce GTX 560Ti
Core Clock950 MHz
Memory Clock4602 MHz
Memory Type1024MB GDDR5
Memory Interface256-bit
Stream Processors Cores384
Bus TypePCI-Express 2.0
OutputsMini HDMI x1
Dual Link DVI-I x2


Time to take a look at what's in the box.

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Most Recent Comments

07-11-2011, 06:51:25

SieB
Looks like Sparkle have done a good job, I never knew of them until now tough.Quote

07-11-2011, 06:56:01

yassarikhan786
Nice review Tom. Sparkle did a brill job on this .Quote

07-11-2011, 07:43:17

iiTzMaTTy
Good written review Quote

07-11-2011, 08:31:41

badtaylorx
ive said it before and ill say it again...the GF 104/114 is the best gpu to date period!!! the 460 was brilliant and the die shrink made it even more so!!!

this is a GORGEOUS card......if they make a 580 like this instead of the arctic cooling triple fan one......im in.....ill sell my 6970's is a second!!!!!!!

and you know what.......it's at this point id like to send a big middle finger to the exec's over at nvidia.....no tri-sli on the 560Ti is a DAMN shame!!!!!!Quote

07-11-2011, 08:35:51

dipzy
Sparkle are a solid brand, very goods cards, i still got a AGP Sparkle Radeon 7000 in my old AMD rig and its still working

Nice review by the way Quote
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