Inno3D GeForce GT 210 and 220 review
As you guys know NVIDIA recently released their first 40nm based product. All found in the budget segment of graphics cards. These cards might not be gaming wonders, but surely do offer some nice benefit as PhysX card, HTPC card or just generic Windows usage with perhaps a CUDA accelerated application.
Inno3D submitted two of the new cards for a review. First the value-oriented G210, which will ship with 16 stream processors clocked at 1402 MHz, while the graphics core operates at 590 MHz. It's armed with 512MB of DDR2 running at 790MHz. The board's memory interface is just 64-bit, with peak memory bandwidth of 12.6GB/sec. The GT210 cards will sell incredibly cheap at prices of $35 and replace today's GeForce 9400 in NVIDIA's lineup.
We will also test a GeForce GT 220 from Inno3D. And within this extreme budget range, it actually does pack some power. Next to an upgrade to being DX 10.1 compatible the shader cores have been increased to 48.
GeForce GT220's (reference model) ships with 48 shader (stream) processors clocked at 1360MHz and 625MHz graphics core clock. Opposed to the 64-bit wide memory controller on the GT 210 the memory interface is 128-bit wide and runs at 800MHz. The GPU used is the new 40nm GT216 graphics processor.
The DDR2 memory size on this card is 512MB ot 1024MB and you can expect a sales price of roughly 50 USD. This SKU is intended to replace the GeForce 9500 family, adding more shader processor performance.
Head on over to the next page where we'll look into some photo's of Inno3D's offering after we'll dive straight into the benchmark session to see what the GT 210 and GT 220 have to offer.