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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition Radeon R5 230
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 3167%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 2278%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 1367%
Halo: Reach 353% 656%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 3167%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 2278%
FIFA 20 660% 1167%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1944%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 3533%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 2278%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R5 230.

The GT 220 and the Radeon R5 230 have the same core clock speed of 625 MHz, but the GT 220 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R5 230. As a result, the GT 220 exhibits a 5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon R5 230. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 220 and the Radeon R5 230 have the same core clock speed of 625 MHz, but the GT 220 has 4 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R5 230. As a result, the GT 220 exhibits a 2.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the Radeon R5 230. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R5 230 was released over three years more recently than the GT 220, and so the Radeon R5 230 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GT 220 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition and the Radeon R5 230 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon R5 230 has 2.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R5 230 is marginally better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R5 230 has 160. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R5 230 is 50. The GT 220 having 10 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 220 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon R5 230.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the Radeon R5 230 requires 19 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon R5 230. The GT 220 requires 39 Watts more than the Radeon R5 230 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 R5 230.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2Terascale 2 Caicos PRO-L
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs03 Apr 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5
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3.2
1600x900
3.3
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2.4
1920x1080
2.3
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1.7
2560x1440
1.4
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1.2
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs533 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs8.5GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs160
Actual Shader Performance3%vs2%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs8
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs2.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs19 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs11.0
Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHzvsIntel Celeron G1830 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

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.
Overview
Radeon R5 230 is an entry-level Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Terascale Architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Terascale 2 Architecture is still manufactured with a 40nm technology and despite allowing more Stream Cores, their design remains more or less the same compared to the first variant.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Caicos XT which has 2 Compute Units activated and thus offers 160 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Operates at 625MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 533MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for HD3D, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 19W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon R5 230 is a direct re-brand of Radeon HD 6450 v3.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance around of a GeForce GT 420.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 2GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R5 230.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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