Taiwanese graphics card builder Sparkle has launched a range of three new products aimed at home theatre systems.
The low-profile cards all feature Nvidia GeForce graphics chipsets and, although we don't have final street prices, all indications point to the fact that Sparkle has pulled out all the stops to design and build a range of cards which will offer HDMI video on the cheap, but will still cope with modern 3D games at reasonably high settings.
The three cards are all fanless, half height, single slot PCIe designs made to be crammed into the tiny book-sized cases we are now seeing in HTPC systems.
The SXG210512D2L-NMP has a GeForce 210 GPU, 589MHz core clock, 800MHz memory clock, 512 MB or DDR2 RAM, a 64 bit memory interface, and 16 stream processors with a 1402MHz clock speed.
The SXT2201024S3L-NMP has a GeForce 220 GPU, 625MHz core clock, 1400MHz memory clock, 1GB or DDR3 RAM, a 128 bit memory interface, and 48 stream processors with a 1360MHz clock speed.
The SXT2401024S3L-NMP has a GeForce 240 GPU, 550MHz core clock, 1400MHz memory clock, 1GB or DDR3 RAM, a 128 bit memory interface, and 96 stream processors with a 1340MHz clock speed.
All three cards support DX10.1 gaming, Physx and will work witj Nvidia's new 3D TV Play software.
As mentioned there's no pricing available at time of writing but Sparkle normally cuts its prices to the quick so we expect these to be pretty good value.