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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition Radeon HD 4550 v2
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 2995%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 2153%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 1289%
Halo: Reach 353% 616%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 2995%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 2153%
FIFA 20 660% 1100%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1837%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 3342%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 2153%

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 4550 v2.

The GT 220 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 4550. This results in the GT 220 providing 5.2 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 25 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the HD 4550. This results in the GT 220 providing 2.6 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 GT 220 was released over a year more recently than the HD 4550, 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 HD 4550.

The GT 220 has 512 MB more video memory than the HD 4550, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the HD 4550 has superior memory performance.

The HD 4550 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the HD 4550 is marginally better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4550 v2 has 80. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the HD 4550 is 34. The GT 220 having 26 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 4550.

The GT 220 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 4550. This means that the GT 220 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 4550.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 4550 v2 requires 25 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 4550. The GT 220 requires 33 Watts more than the HD 4550 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 4550.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2R700 RV710
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs30 Sep 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs12.8GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs80
Actual Shader Performance3%vs2%
Texture Mapping Units16vs8
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs4.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs2.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs1

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs25 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.1
Open GL3.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHzvsIntel Celeron E1400 Dual-Core 2GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

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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 4550 v2 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the R700 Architecture.

R700 was AMD's Second Unified Shader Architecture.
It has 1 Compute Units Activated and offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs.

The central unit runs at 600MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with GDDR3 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 64-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 800MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 512MB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 25W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Benchmarks Indicate Similar Performance to .

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 4550 v2 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1024x768. We recommend a Performance Processor and 2GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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