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Nvidia GeForce GT 420

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How well can the GeForce GT 420 run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the GeForce GT 420 is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

How many years will the GeForce GT 420 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GT 420 in your PC? Its upgrade time for the GeForce GT 420, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GT 420? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GT 420 then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB as this is better than 825 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 2868% better performance as well. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 2321% better and can meet 757 of their recommended requirements.
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The GeForce GT 420 is released on 03 Sep 2010

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GPU
Architecture
Fermi GF108-200-A1
Process
40nm
TMUs
4
Texture Rate
3 GTexel/s
ROPs
4
Pixel Rate
3 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
48
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
2048 MB
Memory Speed
900 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
DDR3
Memory Bandwidth
28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
256KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
1
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
700 MHz
Power
Max Power
50 Watts
PSU
300 Watt & 22 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
4 GB
Best Resolution
1366 x 768
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GT 420 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GT 420 is an OEM only entry-level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.


Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF108-200-A1 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 4 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 700MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.


Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.


Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance around of a Radeon HD 5450.


System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 430.


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GeForce GT 420 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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GeForce GT 420 Extras
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