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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition GeForce 8600 GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 2278%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 3167%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1944%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 2278%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 1367%
Halo: Reach 353% 656%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 3167%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1860% 3167%
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 Nvidia GeForce 8600 GS.

The GT 220 has a 85 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 8600 GS. This results in the GT 220 providing 5.7 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 has a 85 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 8600 GS and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 220 providing 0.7 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 220 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 8600 GS, and so the GT 220 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 8600 GS.

The GT 220 has 768 MB more video memory than the GeForce 8600 GS, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 8600 GS has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8600 GS is marginally better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8600 GS has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8600 GS is 22. The GT 220 having 38 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 GeForce 8600 GS.

The GT 220 transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8600 GS. This means that the GT 220 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8600 GS.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the GeForce 8600 GS requires 47 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GeForce 8600 GS. The GT 220 requires 11 Watts more than the GeForce 8600 GS to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 220 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 8600 GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs540 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2G84
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs01 Apr 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5
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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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1.1
3840x2160 - vs green tick
0.6

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs16
Actual Shader Performance3%vs1%
Technology40nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs8
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs4.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs4.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs47 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs350 Watts & 24 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs3 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.
GeForce 8600 GS is a middle-class GFX based on the 80nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G84 Core and offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of DDR2. The central unit runs at 540MHz and the memory clock operates at 400MHz. It will consume no more than 47 Watt.
It's therefore more comparable to GeForce 8500 GT and pales in comparison with GeForce 8600 GT.
This GPU is only suited for a 1024x768 (or less) resolution. Most of today's games will only run at low settings and extremely demanding games might not run at all. DirectX 11 based games aren't supported and its performance will decrease drastically, as the resolution increases.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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