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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 Radeon HD 3800 series
Cyberpunk 2077 1191% 1209%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1081% 1098%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1043% 1059%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1043% 1059%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 951% 966%
FIFA 21 551% 560%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1751% 1777%
Watch Dogs Legion 1146% 1163%
Genshin Impact 1191% 1209%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1717% 1742%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 3800 series.

The HD 3800 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GeForce GT 220 was released over a year more recently than the HD 3800, and so the GeForce GT 220 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 3800.

The GeForce GT 220 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 3800, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GT 220 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GT 220 has 44.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 3800, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 220 is noticeably better than the HD 3800.

The GeForce GT 220 has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3800 series has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 220 is 72 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3800 is 0. The GeForce GT 220 having 72 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GT 220 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 3800.

The HD 3800 transistor size technology is 10 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 220. This means that the HD 3800 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 220. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 3800 should consume less power than the GeForce GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 requires 58 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 3800 series. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 220.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs-
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G94RV670
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date26 Jan 2010vs01 Nov 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed700 MHzvs-
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth44.8GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs320
Actual Shader Performance3%vs-
Texture Mapping Units24vs16
Texture Rate14.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate9.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL3.3vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 220 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed G92 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 600MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 700MHz.

DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 58W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance considerably above a Radeon HD 4550, meaning it is only slightly slower than the more recent Fermi GeForce GT 430.
Radeon HD 3800 Series is not a GPU but instead a combination between Radeon HD 3830, Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870 whose rank is a balance between the three and that exists for System Requirements purposes only.
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