Sparkle Adds 2GB Memory to GeForce GT220 Card

"Taiwan-based graphics solutions manufacturer Sparkle today announced its new GPU with the release of its NVIDIA GeForce GT220 card."

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Taiwan-based graphics solutions manufacturer Sparkle today announced its new GPU with the release of its NVIDIA GeForce GT220 card. The unit is the first GT220 card to boast of a 2GB memory module.

Card manufacturers have been working overtime in the last couple of months, getting their DirectX 11 supporting graphics cards on the market. Most of these cards have been new generation cards and the manufacturers have supplied these with 2GB or 4GB of RAM to make them processing powerhouses.

Surprisingly though, Sparkle has decided to go with an older, lower-end GT series card that supports DirectX 10.1 and loaded it up with 2GB of memory. The initiative is definitely a first for the graphics card market as the Sparkle GeForce GT2200 is the first of its kind with so much video memory.

For processing power, the GT220 has an unimpressive 48 cores. Its core has been clocked at 625MHz, while the shader and memory are clocked at 1360MHz and 800MHz respectively. The card supports DirectX 10.1 and CUDA. Sparkle has designed the card with all-solid capacitors for increased electrical stability.

On the cooling side, the GT220 has been equipped with a specially designed cooler that has been created using a silver-coated, aluminum fins fan. According to the manufacturer, this keeps the card impressively cool. The card also has video output options in the form D-Sub, DVI and HDMI outputs, and supports PhysX and Stereoscopic 3D.

On the whole, the Sparkle GeForce GT220 card is a fully-featured GPU with 2GB of memory. However, compared to current cards in the market, it fares poorly in GPU speeds and processing cores. So its chances of success are definitely limited. How it fares in the market can only be known once it is released and its pricing revealed.

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03-03-2010, 16:31:29

killablade

03-03-2010, 16:44:44

Kempez

Yeah can't see them either. Not bad Kempez, you should get going on some clan wars or something :). I gave my MW2 to my brothers friend who has wanted it for ages but his parents can't afford it. I don't like the game and he is a good kid :D. I've had 2 copies, don't know why, I hate the game :D.

I just can't get into it, and apparently a few head people at Infinity Ward (or a company associated with MW2) have been fired from their jobs. So the next Call Of Duty will be made by Activision and perhaps ID, which will mean the best game ever:).



Nah IW are awesome, beside the PC dedi server issue. Activision suck ass and are just a massive corporation feeding off the fat of over-hyped titles and other's work.

The game for me is amazing. I don't think I've ever been this addicted to a game, not even CSS when we we're playing regular PCW's and clan wars. I literally can't put it down when I play it. There's a tonne of good maps and every game is different. I've even started sniping and am getting pretty good at it :)

I'll not be able to commit to play in a clan mate, not if I don't want a divorce :p Seriously!

Before this game I was awful at FPS on a console. Now I am pretty darn good :)

03-03-2010, 16:50:29

Youngie1337


Nah IW are awesome, beside the PC dedi server issue. Activision suck ass and are just a massive corporation feeding off the fat of over-hyped titles and other's work.

The game for me is amazing. I don't think I've ever been this addicted to a game, not even CSS when we we're playing regular PCW's and clan wars. I literally can't put it down when I play it. There's a tonne of good maps and every game is different. I've even started sniping and am getting pretty good at it :)

I'll not be able to commit to play in a clan mate, not if I don't want a divorce :p Seriously!

Before this game I was awful at FPS on a console. Now I am pretty darn good :)



lolol fair enough, I'm the opposite to you. Activision made 1 good game to me and that was Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. I played it for 3 years every single day whilst at school, I got to the professional/high skill level after so much dedication and practicing. I would play 6-7 wars a day, I also got sponsored at the age of 14. Now when I play a game I expect it to be as good as Wolfenstein, but they're completely different. It feels like I have autism or something, I can't change to anything different.

I don't play MW2 but when I did I never came less than 1st or 2nd, 2nd being just joined the game after it started or something. I'm good at it but I can't get into it, never will. COD2 however I love.

03-03-2010, 17:48:06

Ducky Spud
I played MW2 for a bit but its COD4 that keeps calling me back, a far better multiplayer in my opinion (and lets face it, most of us buy it for the multi). I finally decided to go for gold weapons in COD4 so Im now spending all my time using guns I hate and trying to get headshots haha, taking its time but its still my fave fps

03-03-2010, 18:04:30

killablade

I played MW2 for a bit but its COD4 that keeps calling me back, a far better multiplayer in my opinion (and lets face it, most of us buy it for the multi). I finally decided to go for gold weapons in COD4 so Im now spending all my time using guns I hate and trying to get headshots haha, taking its time but its still my fave fps



Agreed. I played MW2 for a while but I rejoined my old cod4 clan cuz cod4 is simply better online. More competitive:D

04-03-2010, 07:42:47

Kempez
Didn't get into CoD 4 online, don't know why.

MW2 is awesome for me. Obviously MP is where it's at, but I play on Xbox Live.

15-03-2010, 09:38:41

Kempez
A nice fun game last night, had to share with you guys :p

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17-03-2010, 10:15:07

chudley
still not played MW2 yet...... nice use of Mute Kemp :)

17-03-2010, 12:31:44

Brooksie

still not played MW2 yet...... nice use of Mute Kemp :)



Stops the reallying annoying 12 year olds who think they know the game inside out.

17-03-2010, 18:42:09

Kempez

Stops the reallying annoying 12 year olds who think they know the game inside out.



Yeah I don't need some screechy little 12 year old in my ear whilst I'm listening to footsteps ;)
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