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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition HD i7 4790K
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 1238%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 1738%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 725%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 1738%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 1238%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1050%
FIFA 20 660% 613%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 1944%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 1238%
Halo: Reach 353% 325%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD i7 4790K are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition.

The GT 220 has a 275 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 4790K. This results in the GT 220 providing 8.6 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 GT 220 has a 275 MHz higher core clock speed and 6 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 4790K. This results in the GT 220 providing 4.3 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 i7 4790K was released over three years more recently than the GT 220, and so the HD i7 4790K is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GT 220 when running the latest games.

The GT 220 has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD i7 4790K does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the HD i7 4790K has 20. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the HD i7 4790K is 100. The HD i7 4790K having 40 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD i7 4790K delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 220.

The HD i7 4790K transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 220. This means that the HD i7 4790K is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 220. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD i7 4790K should consume less power than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the HD i7 4790K requires 88 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 i7 4790K. The HD i7 4790K requires 30 Watts more than the GT 220 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i7 4790K to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 220.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1250 MHz
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2Haswell GT2-MB
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Poor vs Ok
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs22 Jun 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed400 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs20
Actual Shader Performance3%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units16vs4
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs1.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs2
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs0.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs88 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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

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.
Intel HD i7 4790K is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-4790K Processor.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1250MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Frame Buffer: Up to 1.7GB.

Memory Channel: 64-bit Or 128-bit.

Memory Clock: Up to 800MHz.

Memory Bandwidth: It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Gaming Benchmarks Indicate its Performance is Similar to of a Dedicated GeForce GT 220.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 4790K.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants