Sparkle introduce their GTX 560 SE
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
Today, Sparkle announced the launch of GeForce GTX 560 SE graphics card aimed at the midrange market. This card features a mature 40 nm GF114 GPU, delivering great value for money. The short PCB design allows the card to be installed into small cases. The top front fan cover is made of matt black aluminium which adds a more elegant touch to the cold mechanical look of the graphics card. More importantly, the aluminium surface area improves the heat transfer efficiency significantly.
The Sparkle GTX 560 SE packs 288 CUDA Cores, a 192-bit memory interface, a core clock of 736 MHz, a 1 GB GDDR5 memory and a pair of 6-pin PCI-E power. The display output configuration includes 2 Dual-Link DVI ports supporting resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 and 1 mini-HDMI connector. In addition, there is a 90mm cooling fan which provides sufficient airflow to keep the card cool and quiet.
The Sparkle GTX 560 SE balances performance, power consumption and noise. This card shows a 36% increase in 3DMark 11 score compared to the GeForce GTX 550 Ti reference board, only 20% behind GeForce GTX 560. Furthermore, Sparkle GTX 560 SE can do wonders to increase excellent performance per watt by 42% compared with GeForce GTX 550 Ti. This card also provides good acoustics, when operating at full speed it is 32 dB quieter than the GTX 560.The Sparkle GTX 560 SE improves overall performance and offers a great value for money at a 25% less than GeForce GTX 560 price. The card should be priced in the $145 region.