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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 970%
Halo: Reach 353% 240%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 1370%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 970%
Doom Eternal 1127% 820%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 1370%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 1535%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 560%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1860% 1370%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 970%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition.

The GT 720 has a 172 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GT 220. This results in the GT 720 providing 2.8 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 720 has a 172 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 220 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 720 providing 1.4 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 720 was released over three years more recently than the GT 220, and so the GT 720 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 720 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 GT 720 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GT 720 has 33.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the GT 720 is noticeably better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the GT 720 is 153. The GT 720 having 93 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 720 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 220.

The GT 720 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 220. This means that the GT 720 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition requires 19 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 GT 720. The GT 220 requires 39 Watts more than the GT 720 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 GT 720.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs797 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2Kepler GK208
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs27 Mar 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5
vs green tick
5.6
1600x900
3.3
vs green tick
4.1
1920x1080
2.3
vs green tick
2.7
2560x1440
1.4
vs green tick
1.9
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.4

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs40GB/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 Units48vs192
Actual Shader Performance3%vs7%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs12.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs6.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs19 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs12.0
Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 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
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
GeForce GT 720 v2 MSI 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 720 v2, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB.
However, because the Graphics Card itself is not Powerful enough to work under circumstances in which 2GB are needed, such as 1080p, it is mostly a gimmick.


Cooling Solution
Low Profile Design.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GT 720 v2.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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