NVIDIA GeForce GT 220: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 625MHz
  • Max video memory 1GB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 790MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2009
Performance 0.54


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.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

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

Place in performance rating1114
ArchitectureGT2xx (2009−2012)
GPU code nameGT216
Market segmentDesktop
Release date12 October 2009 (13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$79.99
Current price$121 (1.5x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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Technical specs

GeForce GT 220's general performance parameters 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 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (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)

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on GeForce GT 220's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

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


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 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed790 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth25.3 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

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 support

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. Overall performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 0.54
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This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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: 24%

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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

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

Full HD21

Popular games

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Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Metro Exodus 2−3
Red Dead Redemption 2 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 6−7
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2−3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Hitman 3 3−4
Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
Metro Exodus 3−4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 2−3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2−3
Hitman 3 1−2
Horizon Zero Dawn 3−4
Cyberpunk 2077 1−2
Far Cry 5 3−4
Far Cry New Dawn 5−6

Relative perfomance

GeForce GT 220's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 220 from AMD is Radeon HD 4650, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD Radeon HD 7480D Radeon HD 7480D
AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5 Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
AMD Radeon HD 6550D Radeon HD 6550D

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GT 220 according to our statistics.

User rating

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Questions and comments

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