By now, it seems that everyone has joined the GT 430 launch bonanza, but Sparkle is set to eclipse them all since it launched not just one, but six new video cards based on Nvidia's new core, coming in with either passive or active cooling as well as 1GB or 2GB of DDR3 memory.
When it comes down to specs there isn't that much to talk about since all these six solutions come with the reference Nvidia clocks and feature 96 CUDA cores together with a 128-bit memory bus and 6 ROP units, the standard hardware configuration of the GT 430 GPU that was launched yesterday
Sparkle did however go the extra mile and decided to offer all its solutions in both 1GB DDR3 and 2GB DDR3 variants, although I am sure the extra 1GB of RAM won't add almost anything to the card's performance since the GT 430 core is not strong enough to enable high resolution gaming or Anti-Aliasing, where that extra memory should come into its own.
Speaking of the solutions available, I would probably have to tell you that they all feature different cooling solutions, apart from the more standard SXT4301024S3LNM Sparkle also offering a passively cooled solution as well as a low profile GT 430 graphics card featuring a one-slot cooler.
Sparkle says this is designed to save chassis space and although that may be the case I don't really see where the hot air should go since the bracket doesn't come with any sort of exhaust holes so this could prove to be one hot GT 430.
Unfortunately, no details regarding pricing are available right now, although I expect Sparkle
to go higher then $69 (Nvidia's recommended price), those 2GB models surely coming with an added price premium.