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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition Radeon X800 XT Platinum
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 1413%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 1979%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 834%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 1979%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 1413%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1201%
FIFA 20 660% 706%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 2213%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 1413%
Halo: Reach 353% 381%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon X800 XT Platinum.

The GT 220 was released over three years more recently than the X800 XT, 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 X800 XT when running the latest games.

The GT 220 has 768 MB more video memory than the X800 XT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the X800 XT has superior memory performance.

The X800 XT has 65.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the X800 XT is much better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X800 XT Platinum has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the X800 XT is 5. The GT 220 having 55 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the X800 XT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon X800 XT Platinum. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs520 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2R423
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs02 Jan 2004
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
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
green tick vs -
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs1120 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs71.7GB/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 Units48vs16
Actual Shader Performance3%vs0%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs9.0b
Shader Model4.0vs2.0
Open GL3.3vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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
None.

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
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Performance is Lower than the Reference GeForce GT 220 v2, especially at Higher Resolutions.
The Radeon X800 'R430'-based 110 nanometer series was introduced at the end of 2004 along with ATI's new X850 cards. The X800 was designed to replace the position X700 XT failed to secure, with 12 pipelines and a 256-bit RAM bus. The card more than surpassed the 6600GT with performance similar to that of the GeForce 6800. A close relative, the new X800 XL, was positioned to dethrone NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 GT with higher memory speeds and a full 16 pipelines to boost performance. R430 was unable to reach high clock speeds, being mainly designed to reduce the cost per GPU, and so a new top-of-the-line core was still needed. The new high-end R4x0-generation arrived with the X850 series, equipped with various core tweaks for slightly higher performance than the 'R420'-based X800 series. The 'R480'-based X850 line was available in 3 forms: the X850 Pro, the X850 XT, and the X850 XT Platinum Edition, and was built on the reliable high-performance 130 nm Low-K process.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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