Sparkle is the first firm to shows off a passively cooled GeForce GTS 450 graphics card, as well as another model that also features non-reference cooling. Both cards have a 789MHz core, 1579MHz shaders and 1GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 3760MHz.
SPARKLE introduced two versions of the SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Cards:
Active Cooling Version
This version of the SPARKLE GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Card uses the non-reference cooling fan from SPARKLE, featuring 1 big size PWM fan with 92mm diameter (12mm bigger than the reference one) and directional cooling fins with the directional guidance technology, effectively creating huge of wind for the heat dissipation of GPU / Memory / MOS circuit / capacitors. The non-reference cooling fan use the quiet design to operate extremely silence.It dissipate heat up to 5% more efficiently during gameplay and enable up to 9% quieter operation than the stock fan for GeForce GTS 450 graphics card.
Passive Cooling Version With 0db Noise
It's the world's first silent GeForce GTS 450 graphics card using passive cooling design, featuring 4 Pure aluminum heatpipes, with a large heat sink, providing 0db quiet working environment