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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition GeForce 6800 GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 2201%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1878%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 3061%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 2201%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 1319%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 3061%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1860% 3061%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 3416%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 2201%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 45% 11%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS.

The GT 220 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6800 GS, and so the GT 220 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6800 GS when running the latest games.

The GT 220 has 768 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6800 GS, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce 6800 GS has superior memory performance.

The GeForce 6800 GS has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6800 GS is slightly better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 GS has 17. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 GS is 7. The GT 220 having 53 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 6800 GS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run and the GeForce 6800 GS requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220. The GT 220 requires 3 Watts more than the GeForce 6800 GS to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 220 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 6800 GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs425 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2NV40/NV42
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs01 Dec 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs32GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs17
Actual Shader Performance3%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

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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.
The groundbreaking new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
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