Performance Testing
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Galaxy GeForce 210

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Galaxy GeForce GT 220

Our testing with the new GeForce 210 and GT 220 forced us to do some retesting – it has been some time since we have tested cards like the 9500 GT or HD 4670 from AMD.  Obviously since these are low performing cards, our testing resolutions and settings will be somewhat different than those you saw in the recent HD 5870 and HD 5850 reviews.  For example, we are only testing at 1680×1050 resolution – probably the most popular resolution sold on today’s LCD monitors.  I still decided to throw the entire gamut of our latest games at these cards including Batman, Resident Evil 5, HAWX and more. 

For performance comparisons, we’ll be looking at the GF 210 and GT 220 against AMD’s Radeon HD 4670 – a card that can be found today for as little as $69.  The estimated price on the GeForce 210 is $45-55 while the price on the GT 220 will likely run between $69-79, so the match ups make sense.

Here is our test system setup for the benchmarks:
  • Testing Configuration
  • ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution X58 + nForce 200
  • Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.33 GHz
  • 3 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1333 MHz
  • Intel X25-M G2 160GB SSD
Obviously the rest of the components are far out of the leagues of these graphics cards but it should help us keep the gaming bottleneck on the GPUs.  Let’s go ahead and start out with some of these benchmarks:

Batman: Arkham Asylum (DirectX 10)



One of the best received gaming titles on both console and PC for 2009, Batman: Arkham Asylum is an impressive game both visually and in terms of design.

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Far Cry 2 (DirectX 10)



Far Cry 2 is the spiritual sequel to one of the best selling and longest living games on the PC though this title was developed not by Crytek, but by Ubisoft directly using a completely new engine as well.  The game is set in Africa and you have malaria – what else do you need to know?

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