GeForce GT 220 vs Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

GeForce GT 220
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR3 DESKTOP
Release date: 26 Jan 2010
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 5 Mar 2012
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 220

117 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition .
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GT 220 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
GPU Name G94 () vs Pitcairn (Pitcairn XT)
Fab Process 65 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 240 mm² vs 212 mm²
Transistors 505 million vs 2,800 million
Shaders 48 vs 1280
Compute Units 2 vs 20
Core clock 600 MHz vs 1000 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 32
TMUs 24 vs 80

Memory Configuration

GeForce GT 220 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory Type GDDR3 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 700 MHz
1400 MHz effective
vs 1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
Memory Size 1024 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GT 220 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
TDP 58 watts vs 175 watts
Release Date 26 Jan 2010 vs 5 Mar 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GT 220
    9.60 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    32.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GT 220
    14.40 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    80.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GT 220
    44.80 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    154.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GT 220
    144.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    2560.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better