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SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today announces Calibre P850LV graphic card with elaborate designed daughter card to entry level market. Calibre P850LV graphic card brings cutting-edge DirectX 10 gaming and HD video playback experience to entry level users with lower prices.

Based on NVIDIA’s next generation G86 architecture, the Calibre P850LV graphic card adopts innovative unified architecture, dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs. Built upon technologies such as NVIDIA Lumenex Engine, providing support for DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0, NVIDIA Quantum Effects technology for physics computation and GigaThread Technology for extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.

The Calibre P850LV graphic card is powered by NVIDIA's Unified Architecture GeForce 8500 GT GPUs which are first batch of GPUs to Support Microsoft DirectX 10 Games and Applications. Helped with 650MHz core speed, 1300MHz shader clock and 128bit 128MB 1600MHz GDDR3 video memory, The Calibre P850LV graphic card fully supports for both Microsoft DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 for unparalleled levels of graphics realism and performance. Using NVIDIA latest PureVideo HD VP2 technology, the Calibre P850LV graphic card provides unsurpassed Blu-ray and HD DVD movie picture quality and free CPU from burdensome H.264 and VC-1 decoding tasks. The Calibre P850LV graphic card is also essential for hardware accelerating the best Microsoft Windows Vista's 3D Glass experience for entry level users.

In order to bring additional value for end users, the Calibre P850LV graphic card is equipped with a specially designed daughter card, which can show real-time GPU temperature or real-time PCB temperature on Graphics Display Port (GDP) with 3bit digital tube display. User can manually switch between real-time GPU temperature shown and real-time GPU temperature shown. User can also manually set the temperature unit (℃/℉). Powered by this tiny and helpful tool, user can easily master the working temperature of his Calibre P850LV graphic card. The attached sub card reflects SPARKLE's customer-oriented concept. Beside this innovative daughter card, the Calibre P850LV graphic card uses SPARKLE VGA Rectifier Technology (VRT) Technology, which set a iron bar on top side of the graphic card to enhances PCB and VGA card Shape.

“The Calibre P850LV is an outstanding DirectX 10 graphic card, which bring both DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 realistic gaming experience to entry level market with lower prices." Said Kevin Wang, sales director of SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd. "Entry level DirectX 10 graphic card users pay much attentions to the HD video hardware acceleration capability. At this point, the Calibre P850LV graphic card, which is powered by second generation PureVideo HD VP2 technology, is the best choice for entry level users to watch HD DVD and Blue-ray movies on their computers with minimum CPU usage."
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I like it, I think its cool looking...but why a unicorn?
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Hmmm... sucks if you have an inverted ATX case!
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It's a waste of money. Why not put something like that to use for a better core GPU, like an 8800GTX or something?
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hardly a waste of money, if you build for looks then this card would be great
    
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its a 8500... who cares? i would rather spend the extra money on a 8600 card then have an on board temp reader....
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itis a 8500 core!?
I don't think any one wants to buy this card.
Also, 8500 is not hot at all compare to 8800
    
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It's a waste of money. Why not put something like that to use for a better core GPU, like an 8800GTX or something?
I agree. Here's a question though... why would companies still use 128-bit memory architecture? Heck, I just bought a 9700 Pro to replace the 9600XT in my old rig, because the 256-bit memory provides about twice the bandwidth. I got it for $30 shipped. IT IS 5 YEARS OLD. I mean, wouldn't it make sense to make budget cards with at least 256-bit memory to at least have modest performance/bandwidth... how expensive can it be compared to 128-bit? Can anyone shed some light on this?
    
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itis a 8500 core!?
I don't think any one wants to buy this card.
Also, 8500 is not hot at all compare to 8800
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The Calibre P850LV graphic card is powered by NVIDIA's Unified Architecture GeForce 8500 GT GPUs
Yep! thats what is says... lame... I'd like to see something like this on an 8800 card!!
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I agree. Here's a question though... why would companies still use 128-bit memory architecture? Heck, I just bought a 9700 Pro to replace the 9600XT in my old rig, because the 256-bit memory provides about twice the bandwidth. I got it for $30 shipped. IT IS 5 YEARS OLD. I mean, wouldn't it make sense to make budget cards with at least 256-bit memory to at least have modest performance/bandwidth... how expensive can it be compared to 128-bit? Can anyone shed some light on this?
Memory bandwith is just 1 factor (quite minor at that) of an entire GPU. Shader output/vertex operations/pixel and texture fill rates tend to be much more important.
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