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GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 vs Radeon HD 5570

Intro

The GeForce GT 220 GDDR3 has core clock speeds of 625 MHz on the GPU, and 1012 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 48 SPUs along with 16 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 5570, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 650 MHz. The DDR3 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 900 MHz on this specific model. It features 400(80x5) SPUs as well as 20 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator 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 theoretically be a little bit better than the Radeon HD 5570 overall. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 5570 should be quite a bit (about 30%) faster with regards to 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 using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5570 is superior to the GeForce GT 220 GDDR3, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (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
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 625 MHz 650 MHz
Memory Speed 2024 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 58 watts 43 watts
Bandwidth 32384 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 10000 Mtexels/sec 13000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 5000 Mpixels/sec 5200 Mpixels/sec
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
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 486 million 627 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better 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 one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip 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 Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach 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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