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GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 vs Radeon HD 5570

Intro

The GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 625 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM works at a speed of 1012 MHz on this specific card. It features 48 SPUs along with 16 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 5570, which has a clock frequency of 650 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 400(80x5) SPUs, 20 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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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

Performance-wise, the GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 should in theory be a bit superior to the Radeon HD 5570 in general. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 5570 will be a lot (approximately 30%) better at anisotropic filtering 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 using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5570 is the winner, though only just barely. (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

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GeForce GT 220 GDDR3

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 5570

Amazon.com

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Specifications

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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 2024 MHz 1800 MHz
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: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

Comments

2 Responses to “GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 vs Radeon HD 5570”
sidikitem says:

very helpful.. thx a lot

Intel (Sandy) or AMD (Llano) for budget Piso2x [typical gaming off/on line] says:

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