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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition Quadro FX 3450
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 2221%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 3089%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 1332%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 3089%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 2221%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1896%
FIFA 20 660% 1136%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 3447%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 2221%
Halo: Reach 353% 638%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 3450.

The GT 220 was released over three years more recently than the Quadro FX 3450, and so the GT 220 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro FX 3450 when running the latest games.

The GT 220 has 768 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 3450, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Quadro FX 3450 has superior memory performance.

The Quadro FX 3450 has 57.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 3450 is much better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro FX 3450 has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3450 is 5. The GT 220 having 55 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 3450 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 3450 requires 83 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220. The Quadro FX 3450 requires 25 Watts more than the GT 220 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro FX 3450 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 220.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs425 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2NV41 GL
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs01 Jul 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs64GB/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 Units48vs12
Actual Shader Performance3%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs83 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
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.
Quadro FX 3450 is a professional GPU whose purpose is for professional applications such as Adobe Photoshop and video editing software.
It's based on the NV41 GL Chip offering 12 Pixel Shaders. Compared to Quadro FX 3400 it features less Pixel Shaders but they are higher clocked and the memory bandwidth is considerably higher to the 1000MHz memory clock. Its performance, should be a little higher but still on level with the predecessor though consuming less power, due to the lower amount of Pixel Shaders.
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