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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition Radeon HD 7470A
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 1390%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 1947%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1181%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 1390%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 819%
Halo: Reach 353% 374%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 1947%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1860% 1947%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 2177%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 1390%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 7470A.

The Radeon HD 7470A has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 220. This results in the Radeon HD 7470A providing 5.5 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 Radeon HD 7470A has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 220 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 7470A providing 1.2 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 Radeon HD 7470A was released over a year more recently than the GT 220, and so the Radeon HD 7470A is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 7470A have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon HD 7470A has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 7470A is marginally better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7470A has 400. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7470A is 202. The Radeon HD 7470A having 142 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 7470A delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 7470A requires 18 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220. The GT 220 requires 40 Watts more than the Radeon HD 7470A to run. The difference is significant enough that the GT 220 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon HD 7470A.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs775 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2Redwood
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs01 Jan 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
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 Units48vs400
Actual Shader Performance3%vs10%
Texture Mapping Units16vs20
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs15.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs6.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs18 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Entry-Level GeForce GT 220 v2, created by Galaxy.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 400MHz instead of 790MHz because the GPU Acesses a GDDR2 Frame Buffer, instead of GDDR3.

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution

Performance is Lower than the Reference GeForce GT 220 v2, especially at Higher Resolutions.
Radeon HD 7470A is used in All-In-One PCs. It's based on the Redwood chip and therefore features 400 Shader Processing Units on a 64-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. It's manufactured with either a 512MB or 1GB frame buffer and offers 20 TMUs and 8 ROPs.
Its gaming performance is average.
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