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SPARKLE Unleashed the World's First DisplayPort - Ready Graphics Card Sample

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Taipei, Taiwan – January3, 2008 - SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today announced  the World's First Display Port Graphics Card Sample, the world's first graphics card with DisplayPort support.

As a new high-end graphics card designed for the most demanding DirectX 10 games, the SPARKLE GeForce 8800 GT DisplayPort Graphics Card uses the 65nm GeForce 8800 GT, the newest and powerful GPU in the GeForce 8 series from NVIDIA, raises the bar for DirectX 10 graphics and video performance. Besides all these great 3D features, the SPARKLE GeForce 8800 GT DisplayPort Graphics Card is designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus standard and is backwards compatible with the original PCI Express standard, to be full ready for future games and applications which have rigorous requirements on bandwidth.

Ahead for next generation display interface, the SPARKLE GeForce 8800 GT DisplayPort graphics card is the world' s first DisplayPort ready graphics card. DisplayPort is a new digital display interface standard (approved May 2006, current version 1.1 approved on April 2, 2007) put forth by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). Unlike present HDMI interface, It defines a new license-free, royalty-free, state-of-the-art digital audio/video interconnect, intended to be used primarily between a computer and its display monitor, or a computer and a home-theater system. Helped with strong R&D team, SPARKLE  takes the lead in introducing DisplayPort interface into the SPARKLE GeForce 8800 GT DisplayPort Graphics Card with only one cable required, it is able to simultaneously transmit 3 1080p high resolution digital video streams and 7.1 surround-sound audio quality with 10.8Gb/s bandwidth.

“To keep our pace of cutting-edge technology, SPARKLE has been implementing extreme research and development abilities into the the SPARKLE GeForce 8800 GT DisplayPort graphics card, With DisplayPort interface, it extends a wider scenario of graphic card usages." Said Joe Lo, product director of SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd. " The SPARKLE GeForce 8800 GT DisplayPort graphics card is the world's  first graphics card equipped with the DisplayPort technology today. Along with this simple connectivity, the audio/video signals on PC will be correspondingly transmitted to LCD or Plasma TV for users. In addition, the SPARKLE GeForce 8800 GT DisplayPort Graphics Card has stunning 3D rendering horsepower, which easily drives the speed and the scene complexity of DirectX 10 games to a new level. Now, SPARKLE has unleashed the world’s first DisplayPort-ready graphics card sample, and SPARKLE will decide the specific time of formally introducing DisplayPort interface into SPARKLE graphics cards product line, according to the development trend of DisplayPort technology."

GeForce 8800 GT Features and Benefits :

  • NVIDIA® unified architecture
    Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs.
  • GigaThread™ Technology
    Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing.
  • Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 support
    World’s first DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
  • NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
    Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single graphic cards configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences by allowing two cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express® graphics, SLI technology dramatically scales performance on today’s hottest games.
  • NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine
    Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates: 16x Anti-aliasing: Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges 128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range(HDR):Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects-now  with support for anti-aliasing.
  • NVIDIA® Quantum Effects™ Ttechnology
    Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics to be simulated and rendered on the GPU –all white freeing the CPU to run game engine and AI.
  • NVIDIA® ForceWare®  Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
    Delivers a proven record of compatibility reliability and stability with the widest range of games and applications ForceWare provides the best out-of-box experience and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.
  • OpenGL® 2.0 optimizations and support
    Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
  • NVIDIA® nView® Multi-Display Technology
    Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.
  • PCI Express 2.0 support
    Designed to run perfectly with the PCI Express bus architecture, which doubles the bandwidth of PCI Express 1.1  to deliver  16GB/sec. in both upstream and downstream data transfers.
  • Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
    Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates –up to 2048x1536@85Hz.
  • Dual Dual-Link DVI Support
    Able to drive industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600.
  • Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista™
    NVIDIA’s fourth-generation GPU architecture built for Windows Vista gives users the best possible experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface.
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD VP2 technology
    NVIDIA®  PureVideo™  HD VP2 technology is the combination of high-definition movie decode acceleration and post-processing, HDCP circuitry, and integration with HD movie players that delivers the ultimate high-definition movie experience on a PC.
  • Discrete, Programmable Video Processor
    NVIDIA PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with low CPU utilization and power.
  • Hardware Decode Acceleration
    Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and PEG-2 HD and SD movies.
  • Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing
    Sharpens HD and standard definition interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home-theater systems.
  • High-Quality Scaling
    Enlarges lower resolution movies and videos to HDTV resolutions, up to 1080i, while maintaining a clear, clean image. Also  provides downscaling of videos, including high-definition, while preserving image detail.
  • Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction)
    Recovers original film images from films-converted-to-video (DVDs, 1080i HD content), providing more accurate movie playback and superior picture quality.
  • Bad Edit Correction
    When videos are edited after they have been converted from 24 to 25 or 30 frames, the edits can disrupt the normal 3:2 or 2:2  pulldown cadence. PureVideo uses advanced processing techniques to detect poor edits, recover the original content, and display  perfect picture detail frame after frame for smooth, natural looking video.
  • Video Color Correction
    NVIDIA's Color Correction Controls, such as Brightness, Contrast and Gamma Correction let you compensate for the different color characteristics of various RGB monitors and TVs ensuring movies are not too dark, overly bright, or washed out regardless of  the video format or display type.
  • Integrated SD and HD TV Output
    Provides world-class TV-out functionality via Composite, S-Video, Component, DVI, or HDMI connections. Supports resolutions up to 1080p depending on connection type and TV capability.
  • HDCP Circuitry
    Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays.
  • HD Movie Player Integration
    NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology powers the world's leading HD movie player software applications, providing the optimal HD DVD and Blu-ray movie experience.
  • Noise Reduction :
    Improves movie image quality by removing unwanted artifacts.
  • Edge Enhancement:
    Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and object.