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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Radeon HD 3850 AGP
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 937%
Halo: Reach 353% 229%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 1324%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 937%
Doom Eternal 1127% 791%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 1324%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 1484%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 540%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1860% 1324%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 937%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 3850 AGP are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2.

The HD 3850 has a 43 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GT 220. This results in the HD 3850 providing 0.7 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 3850 has a 43 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 220. This results in the HD 3850 providing 5.7 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 220 was released over a year more recently than the HD 3850, and so the 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 3850.

The GT 220 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 3850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 3850 has superior memory performance.

The HD 3850 has 27.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the HD 3850 is slightly better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the HD 3850 is 214. The HD 3850 having 154 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 3850 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 220.

The GT 220 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 3850. This means that the GT 220 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 3850.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 requires 58 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 3850 AGP requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the HD 3850. The HD 3850 requires 17 Watts more than the GT 220 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 3850 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 220.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs668 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2RV670 PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs03 Jan 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5
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1600x900
3.3
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1920x1080
2.3
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2560x1440
1.4
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed790 MHzvs830 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.3GB/secvs53.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs320
Actual Shader Performance3%vs10%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs10.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs10.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Ampsvs450 Watts & 28 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10.1
Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL3.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 220 v2 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT215-450-A2 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 625MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 790MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.1 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.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above a Radeon HD 4550, meaning it is only somewhat slower than the more recent Fermi GeForce GT 430.
Radeon HD 3850 AGP is a variant of the high-end Radeon HD 3850 based on the 55nm, second unified shader architecture, R600. Check its page to know more about its Core.
Compared to Radeon HD 3850, it features twice as much video memory and an AGP 8X Bus Interface. Benchmarks indicate the double sized frame buffer benefits this GPU largely and so its performance is up to 8% better than the reference Radeon HD 3850.
Today's modern games should run fluently at medium settings but with modest resolutions. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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