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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition GeForce 9600 GS
Halo: Reach 353% 369%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 1928%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 1376%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 810%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 1376%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 1928%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1169%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 2155%
FIFA 20 660% 686%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 1376%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce 9600 GS.

The GT 220 has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 9600 GS, but the GeForce 9600 GS has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 220. As a result, the GeForce 9600 GS exhibits a 2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 220. 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 125 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 9600 GS, but the GeForce 9600 GS has 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 220. As a result, the GeForce 9600 GS exhibits a 1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 220. 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 9600 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 9600 GS.

The GT 220 has 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9600 GS, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce 9600 GS has superior memory performance.

The GeForce 9600 GS has 17.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9600 GS is slightly better than the GT 220.

Both the GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition and the GeForce 9600 GS have 48 Shader Processing Units. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the GeForce 9600 GS has 2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate, 1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, and 17.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth, so should have a marginally faster performance than the GT 220.

The GT 220 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9600 GS. This means that the GT 220 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9600 GS. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 220 should consume less power than the GeForce 9600 GS.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 9600 GS. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce 9600 GS. The GeForce 9600 GS has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the GT 220. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 9600 GS may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 220.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2G94a
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs01 May 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5
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1600x900
3.3
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1920x1080
2.3
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2560x1440
1.4
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs768 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs24GB/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 Units48vs48
Actual Shader Performance3%vs3%
Technology40nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs12 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs12
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.0vs3.0
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 E4700 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1280x720

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.
It had previously been thought that NVIDIA had decided to drop the G and NV nomenclature for a D (for Desktop) nomenclature on their processors. Following the D is the generation number and the target market indicator. NVIDIA's official designations for target markets include Mainstream, Performance, and Enthusiast. For example, the D9E indicates a 9th generation Desktop GeForce video card for the Enthusiast market[1]. However, NVIDIA has actually forked their codenames into those of graphics processors, and those of graphics cards. The GPU cores have kept the prefix 'G' and future versions will include the prefix 'GT'; whereas the actual cards are now codenamed as D, generation number and target market.
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