AMD Radeon HD 8470D vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 220

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.18
 
0.68
Architecture
Terascale 3
 
GT2xx
GPU code name
Richland
 
GT216
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
5 June 2013 (7 years ago)
 
12 October 2009 (11 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$79.99
Price now
$38
 
$38

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
128
 
48
CUDA cores
no data
 
48
Core clock speed
800 MHz
 
625 MHz
Number of transistors
no data
 
486 million
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
no data
 
58 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
no data
 
105 °C
Texture fill rate
no data
 
9.840
Floating-point performance
no data
 
144 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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

Bus support
no data
 
PCI-E 2.0
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
no data
 
6.6" (16.8 cm)
Height
no data
 
4.376" (11.1 cm)

Memory

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

Memory type
no data
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
no data
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
no data
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
no data
 
790 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
25.3 GB/s
Shared memory
+
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
no data
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Display Connectors
no data
 
VGADVIHDMI
Multi monitor support
no data
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
 
2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI
no data
 
S/PDIF + HDA

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
11.1 (10_1)
Shader Model
no data
 
4.1
OpenGL
no data
 
3.1
OpenCL
no data
 
1.1
Vulkan
-
 
N/A
CUDA
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark 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.

HD 8470D 1.36 +74.4%
GT 220 0.78

Passmark

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.

HD 8470D 360 +73.9%
GT 220 207

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4546 +0.7%
 
4515 −0.7%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4546 +0.7%
 
4515 −0.7%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

HD 8470D satisfies 63% minimum and 54% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
63%
Recommended
54%
Minimum
63%
Recommended
54%

GT 220 satisfies 61% minimum and 52% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
61%
Recommended
52%
Minimum
61%
Recommended
52%

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

 
HD 8470D
GT 220
1080p
 
13 −61.5%
21 +61.5%

Competitors of Radeon HD 8470D from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8470D from NVIDIA is GeForce 9600 GSO, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 8470D:

Competitors of GeForce GT 220 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 220 from AMD is Radeon HD 4650 AGP, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 220:

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8470D

74.4% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (5 June 2013 vs 12 October 2009)

More pipelines (128 vs 48)

Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 40 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 220

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon HD 8470D, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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