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SPARKLE SXX4801536D5-NM GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

  • 480 CUDA Cores
  • 1536MB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Robert V.
  • 2/5/2011 10:56:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLookin Good

Pros: In my son's PC for 3 months now. Runs all his games (latest ones) on high. What heat problem!

Cons: Wasn't Free!

Other Thoughts: Love It!

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  • Robert V.
  • 12/9/2010 7:08:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot Bad

Pros: Got this for my son......... Plays Hawk2, & other games Max-settings. With the fan on 65-80%, temps are OK.... Not that much nose either......

Cons: None for now

Other Thoughts: My son wanted this for his new build & matched well with an AsRock K10 board, Win7 64Bit, 850Watt Kingwin PSU, AMD 940 with 6gb mushkin DDR2 5-4-4-12. He loves IT!

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  • Sandra M.
  • 11/28/2010 1:49:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card!!!

Pros: Basically handles anything I throw at it,sure is a BIG step up from a 9800gtx+.At the time i purchased the card it was the cheapest of the brands and thats why i chose to buy it cause lets be honest they're all the same just different branding(except the SC and SSC editions and whatnot).

Cons: Other than the loud fan and heat which everyone knows about, nothing :)

Other Thoughts: I didnt really have any experiences with sparkle in the past so i was a little iffy at first but when the box came i looked at the packaging and installed, i had nothing to fear because Sparkle is very reliable and professional from ive noticed so far. Will be willing to buy from Sparkle in the future.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/14/2010 7:55:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Cards

Pros: What could be better than getting an upgrade with 10% off of already discounted cards?.............How about two? :-) I bought two of them for SLI. I am very pleased with these cards........They are cooler than expected at stock (46C for the top Card and 44C for the bottom). At load, I have never exceeded 75C at stock settings. I'm sure I could OC the cards.....but at this time, I don't need to. Two of these Cards will Max all settings out on every game at Stock settings. Even Mafia II with the Cloth PhysX turned on High, will get a passing Rating in the Mafia II Benchmark all settings high. With all other Games that aren't Nvidia PhysX games...........Expect to Max out Everything with one card.

Cons: None...........If anything was to happen, I registered my cards with Sparkle for the Lifetime Warranty, and with Neweggs support, I know I'm well taken care of.

Other Thoughts: Now is the time to buy these cards before they of EOL (End of Life). Performance is great, and with 1.5GB of V-Ram......You'll probably be able to get 1.5-2 years out of them before a few new games overtake the size of the ram. I believe if you purchase these cards and have good case airflow, you will be highly pleased with your purchase for the price.

Cheers Sparkle and Newegg..............

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  • Joshua C.
  • 10/17/2010 6:08:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card/company

Pros: Runs everything with ease, even crysis. I don't really play crysis just enough to see if this card could handle it, and it did. probably helps having an i7 950 (not oc'd). I can notice a big difference in newer games compaired to my other computer with an amd phenom 2 (oc'd to 4ghz) with two 5770's in crossfire which are also overclocked.

Cons: a little hot. about 40c at idle but has a lot of room to breathe in my cooler master 840 and using the exaust air duct. seems to keep it cool even under heavy gaming.

Other Thoughts: also powers my 47 inch lcd tv with no problem. Can't wait to get 3d vision and see how it handles that. I bought this with the 1250w power supply. It was a great value and seems to be a quality product. i would highly recomend......best card for the money. just make sure you have room i think it's about 10.5 inches. I hope sparkle keeps putting out quality products.

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  • Ryan G.
  • 9/29/2010 11:48:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsScary fast

Pros: Fast performance, plays every game that I have thrown at it no problem.

Cons: I get a crash when trying to watch BLu-Rays on PowerDVD. This is more a problem with Nvidia and not Sparkle as it is a driver crash. So far that is the only driver problem I've encountered.

These cards are loud. Nobody buys a card this expensive without doing homework, so people should know what to expect. That being said, it is only loud under load (playing games) and that is usually drowned out by the music and sounds from the game.

Other Thoughts: I have not tried overclocking this card as it seems ridiculously fast already. Nvidia provides a solid gaming experience and Sparkle has put out an excellent board.

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  • Gina S.
  • 9/21/2010 1:57:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Pleased

Pros: Great Performance & Overclock
Definitely recommend this card or more than one! =)

Cons: No cons at all just a few comments: Make sure you have sufficient power supply (1250W Sparkle supply powers 3 of them perfectly) / They are large, 3-way is tight fit / Fans can be somewhat loud at 100%

Other Thoughts: As others have stated I'm also running them at 800/1600/4000 stock voltage with great performance on any game or program I've tried. Idle 40c-45c / under load 50c-95c (depending on load). Have never had any heat issues even at higher temperatures.

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  • jie w.
  • 8/27/2010 2:30:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis should hold for a couple of years

Pros: must run a special graphic heavy software. That is why I bought two of the Sparkle GTX 480 cards bridge together. It runs so smoothly without a glitch. Life time warranty is a bliss. Sparkle really stands behind their products. I have not heard their name until a little over years ago. Now I get all my video cards and power supply from them.

Cons: have not yet thought one.

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  • brett b.
  • 8/23/2010 9:11:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Performance

Pros: Runs Everything I have Thrown at it, and asks for more. Ran 3D mark with this in my system, and shot my scores up 40% over my Previous Card (5830 1GB). I Tried out Starcraft II with this as well, with everything on full setting, highest resolution Not even a stutter. Very Happy with my Purchase.

Cons: None that i have seen so far

Other Thoughts: I purchased this as a combo, with the Sparkle 1250W powers supply Great deal Saved $180 on the combo. The Power supply is a Beast, has every connector i could think of and more. Well made I would recommend it! All in all Very happy with my purchase...

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  • Corbin K.
  • 7/12/2010 7:37:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Buy

Pros: This card is awesome! I can run everything i throw at it at full settings plus with msi afterburner it overclocks easy to 800 mhz and is even more awesome!! Card runs cool at 47c idle and gets up to 85 when playing graphic intense games but overclocked with fan at 100 gets to about 65c. Buy this card highly recommended

Cons: Fan is when on full blast but thats expected and it does its job really well so i guess i dont really care

Other Thoughts: Was a little concerned when buying from this brand but its awesome and makes my computer sparkle!!!! Buy this product

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