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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition Radeon X1900 GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 1263%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 1773%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1072%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 741%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 1263%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 1773%
FIFA 20 660% 626%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 1983%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1860% 1773%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 1263%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon X1900 GT are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition.

The GT 220 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon X1900 GT, 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 Radeon X1900 GT when running the latest games.

The GT 220 has 768 MB more video memory than the Radeon X1900 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Radeon X1900 GT has superior memory performance.

The Radeon X1900 GT has 32 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1900 GT is noticeably better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1900 GT has 36. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1900 GT is 13. The GT 220 having 47 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon X1900 GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the Radeon X1900 GT requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220. The Radeon X1900 GT requires 17 Watts more than the GT 220 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon X1900 GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 220.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs575 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2R580
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs01 May 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs600 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs38.4GB/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 Units48vs36
Actual Shader Performance3%vs1%
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 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs2.0
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 X1900 GT is a high-end GPU based on the 90nm variant of the R500 architecture.
It's based on the R580 Core and offers 36 Pixel Shaders, 12 TMUs and 12 ROPs, on a 256-bit of standard GDDR3. The central unit runs at 575MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 600MHz.
Its performance is relatively average but just about 1% faster than Radeon X1800 XT.
Most of today's games might be playable at medium settings although the low preset will have to suffice on some. As it's not based on a Shader-Unified architecture, both DirectX 10 & 11 games aren't supported.
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