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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition Radeon HD 6570 v2 Sapphire 4GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 919%
Halo: Reach 353% 224%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 1300%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 919%
Doom Eternal 1127% 776%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 1300%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 1457%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 529%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1860% 1300%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 919%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6570 v2 Sapphire 4GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition.

The HD 6570 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 220. This results in the HD 6570 providing 5.6 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 HD 6570 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 220 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 6570 providing 0.2 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 HD 6570 was released over a year more recently than the GT 220, and so the HD 6570 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GT 220.

The HD 6570 has 3072 MB more video memory than the GT 220, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 6570 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 6570 has 19.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the HD 6570 is slightly better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6570 v2 Sapphire 4GB Edition has 480. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6570 is 156. The HD 6570 having 96 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 6570 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 6570 v2 Sapphire 4GB Edition requires 44 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 HD 6570. The GT 220 requires 14 Watts more than the HD 6570 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 HD 6570.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2Terascale 2 Turks PRO-L
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs19 Apr 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs480
Actual Shader Performance3%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs15.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs5.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs44 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHzvsIntel Celeron G540 2.5GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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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 HD 6570 v2 Sapphire 4GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's middle-class Radeon HD 6570, created by Sapphire.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon HD 6570 v2 Sapphire 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon HD 6570 v2.
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