While most of us are looking towards the biggest and fastest graphics solutions, many tend to pass on budget oriented cards. Introduced today is the Calibre X240 from Sparkle, and it is not a card to be overlooked.
Innovation can come in any format, and what we see in this newest offering by Sparkle is chock full of just that. Using the reference GT240 design , a custom cooling solution was added to give this card some very unique features. Many of us have seen this in the past, same card different cooler and thought nothing of it; but the X240 warrants a closer look.
The first and most important feature is the fan itself, as the cornerstone of cooling it tends to be the most important feature. For the Calibre , the fan is a dual layered/dual bladed design. Using overlapping fan blades can effectively increase the cooling efficiency, however, it doesn’t stop there. An added and yet untested new feature is the self cleaning design. Upon start up the Fan will rotate in one direction for 30 seconds, and after that it will counter-rotate in the opposite cooling direction. With these characteristics it is possible for the Calibre to become the first self dusting solution out there.
Availability and Pricing are not yet known, but once available it will be interesting to see this technology up close.