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Sparkle Calibre X480 GeForce GTX 480 Video Card Review

With the release of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 580 a couple of weeks ago the GTX 480 is no longer the top of the line card offered from NVIDIA, but there are still quite a few different GTX 480’s available and many of the GTX 580’s are still the reference build.  Today we will be looking at the Calibre X480 from Sparkle, which is a GeForce GTX 480 video card that is slightly factory overclocked at 752MHz core (700MHz stock), 1536MB GDDR5 clocked at 3800MHz (3696MHz stock) and 1504MHz shaders (1401MHz stock).  This card is also cooled by the Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme VGA cooler to provide you with the best cooling solution possible.  Let’s take a look…

Special thanks to Sparkle for providing us with the Calibre X480 GeForce GTX 480 Video Card to review.


UPC No. 4710710447281
Lifestyle Enthusiast
Processor Technology 40nm
Processor Cores 480 cores
RAMDAC Dual 400MHz
Bus Type PCI-EXPRESS 2.0
Bus Speed 16x
Video Memory 1536MB
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Interface 384-bit
Core Clock 752 MHz
Memory Clock 3800 MHz
Shader Clock 1504 MHz
Output Connectors MiniHDMI x1, Dual-Link DVI x1
HDCP Capable Yes
Overclocked No
Cooling System Fan
Video Card Profile Full Height
Video Card Slot Triple Slot
Power Connector 6-pin PCI-E x1, 8-pin PCI-E x1
SLI Interface Bridge

The Calibre X480 comes in a large retail box.  The front has a bunch of different logos on it and information about the card.  On the back there is a list of features.

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On the actual side of the box is the specifications.  Opening the box and getting everything out of the box you have the X480 video card, HDMI cable, DVI to VGA connector, 6pin PCI-E to molex power connector, 8pin PCI-E power connector, user’s guide and driver cd.

Sparkle Calibre X480 GeForce GTX 480 Video Card Sparkle Calibre X480 GeForce GTX 480 Video Card

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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