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Gaming Performance Comparison
In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5570 1024MB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 220.
The HD 5570 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 220, but the GeForce GT 220 has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5570. As a result, the GeForce GT 220 exhibits a 1.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 5570. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.
The HD 5570 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 220, but the GeForce GT 220 has 8 more Render Output Units than the HD 5570. As a result, the GeForce GT 220 exhibits a 4.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 5570. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.
The HD 5570 was released less than a year after the GeForce GT 220, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.
The Radeon HD 5570 1024MB and the GeForce GT 220 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.
The GeForce GT 220 has 16 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5570, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 220 is slightly better than the HD 5570.
The Radeon HD 5570 1024MB has 400 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 220 has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5570 is 169 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 220 is 72. The HD 5570 having 97 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GT 220 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.
The HD 5570 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 220. This means that the HD 5570 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 220. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 5570 should consume less power than the GeForce GT 220.
The Radeon HD 5570 1024MB requires 42 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 220 requires 58 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 5570 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 220. The GeForce GT 220 requires 16 Watts more than the HD 5570 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 220 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 5570.
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Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
GeForce GT 220 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Tesla Architecture.
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.
It equips a GPU Codenamed G92 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 600MHz.
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 700MHz.
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.
With a rated board TDP of 58W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance considerably above a Radeon HD 4550, meaning it is only slightly slower than the more recent Fermi GeForce GT 430.