Sparkle goes green with Calibre Green Power VGA


SPARKLE Proudly Announces Calibre P960 Green Power Graphics Card With Power Saving Up to 28%

Sparkle go green with Calibre Green Power VGA

Taipei, Taiwan - July 11, 2008 - SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today introduced the Calibre P960 Green Power Graphics Card, with exclusive power saving features, to contribute its strength for earth environmental protection, greenhouse effect control and to carbon dioxide emissions reduction.

Since the industrial revolution, greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, sent by the human being into the atmosphere has increased year after year, enhancing the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect was mainly due to a lot of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere caused by excessive burning of coal, oil and gas in modern industrial society. The increasing energy demand has led to a substantial increase of carbon dioxide gas emissions. In terms of the reference board of a GeForce 9600 GT graphics card, its full-load power consumption is about 101W, so decreasing the power consumption of graphics cards in computers around the globe, will dramatically depress the carbon dioxide gas emissions made by power houses.

Now scientists predict, that if the temperature rise on earth's surface continues to develop at the current pace, by 2050, the global temperatures will rise 2-4 degrees Celsius, the icebergs in the North and South Pole would melt cosmically, leading the sea levels to increase greatly; some island countries and coastal cities will submerged in water, including several famous international cities: New York, Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney.

The greenhouse effect and global warming has caused widespread concern around the world, they are currently promoting the development of the International Convention on Climate Change, and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions have become the trend of the times.

By introducing the Calibre P960 Green Power Graphics Card, now SPARKLE not only can provide a high performance graphics solution, but also encompass effective power savings and a friendly green environment. With a strong R&D team, Calibre P960 Green Power Graphics Cards feature SPARKLE exclusively designed 3-way BIOS, which includes three routes BIOS, corresponding to low-frequency, standard frequency and overclocking frequency. The exclusive 3-way BIOS features auto phase switching that provides users with real-time detection and optimization of power. This allows a whole power consumption reduction, to 72.9W.

Users can obtain up to 28% power savings, compared with GeForce 9600 GT reference boards. With environmental protection conceptions inside, this eco-friendly function will dramatically reduce power consumption and heat emissions, effective against global warming and managing energy conservation.

At present, the number of global PC has reached 1 billion andscientists expect the number will reach to 2 billion in 2014. Of the current 1 billion, if 1 percent of the PCs currently running and using the GeForce 9600 GT GPU based graphics cards, are replaced with Calibre P960 Green Power graphics cards, then the energy saving every hour will be up to 1,000,000,000 x 1% x (101-72.9) = 281,000kWh. If these PC run four hours a day, over 365 days a year, the annual energy saving would be up to 281,000 X 4 X 365 = 410,260,000kWh. Now the carbon dioxide emissions pollution of Taiwan, per 1kWh is 637 grams (, that is to say, based on the above assumptions, the annual global carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by up to 637 x 410,260,000 = 261,335,620 kilograms.

It is well known that because of business factors, the PCs in the majority of Internet cafes run 24x7. With calculations based on one Internet cafe with 50 PCs, if 50 pieces of Calibre P960 Green Power graphics cards are used, the annual power savings is up to (101-72.9) x 50 x 24 x 365 = 12,307.80kWh, compared with GeForce 9600 GT reference boards, leading up to 2,000 U.S. dollars or more than 60,000 Taiwan dollars bills saving which is calculated on the up to NTD 5.1 or US $ 0.165 electricity unit price.

"As the world's only intelligent power saving DX10 graphic card, the Calibre P960 Green Power Graphics Card is our first product with 3-way BIOS design" said Joe Lo, product director of SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd. "With this wonder-working method, it provides up to 28% power savings - allowing users to help save the Earth every time they switch on their PCs!"


Model Number: P960 Green Power / P960 HM Green Power
Graphics Processing Unit: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Core Clock: 300MHz/650MHz/700MHz
Memory Clock: 800MHz/1800MHz/2000MHz
Memory Type: 512MB GDDR3
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Stream Processors: 64
Shader Clock: 900MHz/1625MHz/1850MHz
Bus Type: PCI-Express 2.0
HDTV: Resolution up to 1920 X 1080i
HDMI: Yes(Via adapter HM series)

Unique Features:

•Leading Performance

The performance of Calibre P960 Green Power Graphics Card is better than competing products.

•High-Quality MOS circuit

Use high-quality MOS circuit to efficiently lower the surface temperature of the PCB, prolonging the life span of the graphics card, and enhancing the stability.

•High-Quality low ESR solid capacitors

Provide more pure and more stable current for GPU and video memory, so the graphics card has the opportunity to work at higher frequency and eliminate the risk and loss brought by capacitor explosion.

•High efficient Dual Fly Cooling System

The Calibre P960 Green Power Graphics Card uses the new designed Dual Fly Cooling System. Its innovative cooling design synchronizes all of the latest technologies and craftworks from cooling radiator industry today, including die-casting, extrusion, welding, heat pipe and copper-aluminum combinations. The Dual Fly Cooling System can efficiently bring the heat from GPU, video memory and MOS circuit out of the graphics card, to ensure the stability during the long time usage.


Supports HDMI, the latest high-resolution digital signal interface through the converter mode, allow graphics cards easily access to the latest large-size computer screen or plasma / LCD TVs. -1

•SPARKLE VGA Rectifier Technology

The SPARKLE VGA Rectifier Technology eliminates the PCB distortion and ensure a sharp image and stable signals.

•Multilingual User's Guide included (9 languages)

SPARKLE Calibre provides the Smart Install setup wizard and installation guide in several languages, including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese.

•Environment Friendly Packaging

Calibre P960 Green Power Graphics Card's packaging is conforming to environmental protection regulations.

•High-quality Accessories

Calibre P960 Green Power Graphics Card provides useful and high quality accessories with black Calibre style design.

•Exclusive Power Saving Function

Calibre P960 Green Power Graphics Card features SPARKLE exclusively designed 3-way BIOS, the power savings is up to 28% compared with GeForce 9600 GT reference boards.

-1 This function and accessory are optional.

About SPARKLE Computer

SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd, established in 1982, is a professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier to mainly provide NVIDIA series VGA card. With its strong R&D ability and investment on both hardware and software, Sparkle is aiming to provide the most price competitive products while with best in class quality and service. Not only launch partner, Sparkle is also one of the certificated vendors of NVIDIA. Currently, SPARKLE products can be found in more than 80 countries and on the web at

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