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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5570 1024MB GeForce GT 220 v2 MSI 1GB Edition
Fallout 4 769% 1060%
Assassins Creed: Syndicate 499% 700%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 469% 660%
Star Wars: Battlefront 819% 1127%
Just Cause 3 769% 1060%
Rainbow Six: Siege 549% 767%
FIFA 16 220% 327%
Need For Speed 469% 660%
Rise of the Tomb Raider 140% 220%
ARK: Survival Evolved 390% 553%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5570 1024MB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 220 v2 MSI 1GB Edition.

The HD 5570 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 220. This results in the HD 5570 providing 3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. 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 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 220 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 5570 providing 0.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. 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 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 v2 MSI 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 5570 has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 220, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5570 is slightly better than the GT 220.

The Radeon HD 5570 1024MB has 400 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 220 v2 MSI 1GB Edition has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5570 is 169 and the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 60. The HD 5570 having 109 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 5570 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 220.

The Radeon HD 5570 1024MB requires 42 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 220 v2 MSI 1GB Edition 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 GT 220. The GT 220 requires 16 Watts more than the HD 5570 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 220 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 5570.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEvergreen Redwood PROTesla GT215-450-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date09 Feb 2010vs12 Oct 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR2
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs6.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 9% green tick vs 2%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units400vs48
Actual Shader Performance8%vs3%
Texture Mapping Units20vs16
Texture Rate13 GTexel/svs10 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs8
Pixel Rate5.2 GPixel/svs5 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power42 Wattsvs58 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 24 Ampsvs300 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL3.2vs3.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium Dual Core E5500 2.8GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
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 v2 MSI 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Entry-Level GeForce GT 220 v2, created by MSIS.

Overclock: Central Unit

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 400MHz instead of 790MHz because the GPU Acesses a GDDR2 Frame Buffer, instead of GDDR3.

Frame Buffer

Cooling Solution

Performance is Lower than the Reference GeForce GT 220 v2, especially at Higher Resolutions.
Recommended CPUAMD Opteron 170
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
Intel Celeron G460 1.8GHz
AMD Athlon 64 FX-51
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
AMD Phenom 8750 Triple-Core Black Edition
AMD Phenom 8850B Triple-Core
AMD Phenom 8850 Triple-Core
AMD Phenom 8750 Triple-Core
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
Possible GPU UpgradesGeForce GTX 460 MSI OC v2 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 460 MSI OC v1 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 6850 MSI OC Power Edition
GeForce GTX 460 Gainward GS 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 285
GeForce GTS 450 Galaxy GC 1GB Edition
GeForce GTS 450 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 4850 Golden Sample Edition
Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte OC Edition
GeForce 9800 GX2
GPU VariantsRadeon HD 5570 XFX 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 5570 XFX Eyefinity X 2GB Edition