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GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 vs Radeon HD 5570

Intro

The GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 has a clock speed of 625 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 1012 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 48 SPUs, 16 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 5570, which uses a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 650 MHz. The DDR3 memory is set to run at a speed of 900 MHz on this specific model. It features 400(80x5) SPUs along with 20 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 5570 43 Watts
GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 58 Watts
Difference: 15 Watts (35%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 is 12% faster than the Radeon HD 5570 in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 32384 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5570 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 3584 (12%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 5570 is much (about 30%) better at AF than the GeForce GT 220 GDDR3. (explain)

Radeon HD 5570 13000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 10000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 3000 (30%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5570 is the winner, but only just. (explain)

Radeon HD 5570 5200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 5000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 200 (4%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

GeForce GT 220 GDDR3

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 5570

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Model GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 Radeon HD 5570
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2009 February 9, 2010
Code Name GT216 Redwood PRO
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe 2.0 PCIe 2.1 x16
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 625 MHz 650 MHz
Shader Speed 1360 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1012 MHz (2024 MHz effective) 900 MHz (1800 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 48 400(80x5)
Texture Mapping Units 16 20
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 3.2
Power (Max TDP) 58 watts 43 watts
Shader Model 4.1 5.0
Bandwidth 32384 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 10000 Mtexels/sec 13000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 5000 Mpixels/sec 5200 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

Comments

2 Responses to “GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 vs Radeon HD 5570”
sidikitem says:
very helpful.. thx a lot
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