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Gaming Performance Comparison

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

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 MSI 1GB Edition.

The GT 220 and the R5 230 have the same core clock speed of 625 MHz, but the GT 220 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the R5 230. As a result, the GT 220 exhibits a 5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the 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 R5 230 have the same core clock speed of 625 MHz, but the GT 220 has 4 more Render Output Units than the R5 230. As a result, the GT 220 exhibits a 2.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R5 230. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R5 230 was released over three years more recently than the GT 220, and so the 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 MSI 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R5 230 has 1.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the 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 MSI 1GB Edition has 160. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the 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 R5 230.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the Radeon R5 230 MSI 1GB Edition requires 19 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R5 230. The GT 220 requires 39 Watts more than the 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 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
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5
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1600x900
3.3
green tick vs
2.4
1920x1080
2.3
green tick vs
1.7
2560x1440
1.4
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1.3
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs8GB/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 Ampsvs400 Watts & 25 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 Pentium G3220 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 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.
Radeon R5 230 MSI 1GB Edition is a special edition of the entry-level Radeon R5 230.
There are absolutely no new features and so the performance is exactly like the reference AMD Radeon R5 230.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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