Sparkle X560 Ti DF Calibre Review

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The packaging is a masterpiece of understatement that nicely backs up the "professional graphics card" moniker on the front. We've often remarked how when you're at the higher end of the market, less is more.

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The card itself neatly follows this trend of swathes of black with some minor white text to break things up. Two large PWM fans dominate the topside, and the vent holes near the outputs look very nice. Round the back we have a sturdy backplate to make sure that the card remains solid and the heat is spread evenly.

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The Calibre branding is discreet although it's quite strange to see that in a standard tower case the Calibre logo by the power inputs will be upside down.

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Outputs are the standard GeForce arrangement of an HDMI and two DVI-Ds. It's always nice to see the DVI colour matching the main card, and it's yet another one of those little touches which makes the Sparkle GTX560Ti DF Calibre a treat to look at and enjoy.

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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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