GeForce GT 220: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

GeForce GT 220 provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.56% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.


NVIDIA started GeForce GT 220 sales 12 October 2009 at a recommended price of $79.99 . This is a GT2xx architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 0.79 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 25.3 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 6.6" (16.8 cm). No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 58 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce GT 220: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking1175
Place by popularitynot in top-100
ArchitectureGT2xx (2009−2012)
GPU code nameGT216
Market segmentDesktop
Release date12 October 2009 (14 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$79.99
Current price$121 (1.5x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce GT 220's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 220's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores48of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores48
Core clock speed625 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors486 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)58 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Maximum GPU temperature105 °C
Texture fill rate9.840of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance144 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GT 220 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCI-E 2.0
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length6.6" (16.8 cm)
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 220: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed790 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth25.3 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 220. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsVGADVIHDMI
Multi monitor support+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIF + HDA

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce GT 220, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_1)
Shader Model4.1
OpenGL3.1of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GT 220. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GT 220 0.56


This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GT 220 215

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GT 220 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD21

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 3−4

Full HD
Medium Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7

Full HD
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Metro Exodus 0−1
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Hitman 3 3−4
Horizon Zero Dawn 8−9
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5

Ultra Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 1−2
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 0−1

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1−2
Hitman 3 1−2
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8

Ultra Preset

Far Cry 5 2−3
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5

Closest competitors

GeForce GT 220's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.

Radeon E6465 107.14
Radeon R5 230 101.79
GeForce GT 220 100

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GT 220 is Radeon R5 230, which is faster by 2% and higher by 5 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 220:

Radeon E6465 107.14
Radeon R5 230 101.79
GeForce GT 220 100

Similar GPUs

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Recommended processors

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Community ratings

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