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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5570 1024MB GeForce GT 220
Star Wars: Battlefront 819% 951%
Fallout 4 769% 894%
Assassins Creed: Syndicate 769% 894%
FIFA 16 220% 266%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 469% 551%
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 78% 75%
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 499% 586%
NBA 2K16 280% 334%
Mad Max 499% 586%
Batman: Arkham Knight 879% 1020%

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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GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureEvergreen Redwood PROTesla G94
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date09 Feb 2010vs26 Jan 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs700 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs44.8GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 9% vs green tick 14%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units400vs48
Actual Shader Performance8%vs3%
Texture Mapping Units20vs24
Texture Rate13 GTexel/svs14.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate5.2 GPixel/svs9.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power42 Wattsvs58 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 24 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 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 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

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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 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.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
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.
Recommended CPUAMD Opteron 170
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
Intel Celeron G460 1.8GHz
AMD Athlon 64 FX-51
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
Possible GPU UpgradesRadeon HD 6850 MSI OC Power Edition
GeForce GTX 460 Gainward GS 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 285
Radeon R7 260
GeForce GTX 460 Gainward Golden Sample 2GB Edition
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