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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition Radeon HD 6450 v3
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 HD 6450 v3.

The GT 220 and the HD 6450 have the same core clock speed of 625 MHz, but the GT 220 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 6450. As a result, the GT 220 exhibits a 5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 6450. 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 HD 6450 have the same core clock speed of 625 MHz, but the GT 220 has 4 more Render Output Units than the HD 6450. As a result, the GT 220 exhibits a 2.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 6450. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 6450 was released over a year more recently than the GT 220, and so the HD 6450 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 GT 220 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 6450, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 6450 has superior memory performance.

The HD 6450 has 2.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the HD 6450 is marginally better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6450 v3 has 160. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6450 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 HD 6450.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 6450 v3 requires 18 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 HD 6450. The GT 220 requires 40 Watts more than the HD 6450 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 HD 6450.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2Terascale 2 Caicos PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs07 Feb 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs533 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsGDDR3
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%

GPU Display

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

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs18 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 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 G440 1.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

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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 6450 v3 is an OEM only, entry-level Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Terascale 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.

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

The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 533MHz. The size of the frame buffer is adequate.

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 18W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

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 HD 6450 v3.
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