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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition Radeon X1950 Series
Red Dead Redemption 2 1327% 1409%
Doom Eternal 1127% 1198%
Cyberpunk 2077 1860% 1973%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1327% 1409%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 780% 831%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1860% 1973%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1860% 1973%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2080% 2206%
Need For Speed Heat 1327% 1409%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 45% 42%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon X1950 Series.

The GT 220 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon X1950 Series, 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 Radeon X1950 Series when running the latest games.

The GT 220 has 768 MB more video memory than the Radeon X1950 Series, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Radeon X1950 Series has superior memory performance.

The Radeon X1950 Series has 57.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1950 Series is much better than the GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition has 48 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1950 Series has 36. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1950 Series is 12. The GT 220 having 48 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon X1950 Series performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 220 v2 Galaxy 1GB Edition requires 58 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon X1950 Series. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220 and a PSU with at least 420 Watts for the Radeon X1950 Series. The Radeon X1950 Series has been recommended a PSU with 120 Watts more than the GT 220. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon X1950 Series 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-A2RV570 - R580+
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs02 Jan 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs64GB/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 Units48vs36
Actual Shader Performance3%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate10 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate5 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs420 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

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.
Radeon X1950 Series is not a GPU but instead a combination between Radeon X1950 GT, Radeon X1950 XT, Radeon X1950 Pro and Radeon X1950 XTX whose rank is a balance between the four and that exists for System Requirements purposes only.
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