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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition Radeon HD 6450 v3 Sapphire 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 2278%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 3167%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 1367%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 3167%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 2278%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1944%
FIFA 20 660% 1167%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 3533%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 2278%
Halo: Reach 353% 656%

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 Sapphire 2GB Edition.

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 HD 6450 has 1024 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 6450 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 6450 has 4.3 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 Sapphire 2GB Edition 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 Sapphire 2GB Edition requires 18 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 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 2009vs19 Apr 2011
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
green tick vs
1.7
2560x1440
1.4
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1.3
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs667 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs10.7GB/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 Wattsvs18 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 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 G440 1.6GHz
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 HD 6450 v3 Sapphire 2GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Entry-Level Radeon HD 6450 v3, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 667MHz and the Frame Buffer was raised to 2GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon HD 6450 v3 Sapphire 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon HD 6450 v3.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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