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Is nvidia geforce GT 220 good for gaming?

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September 20, 2009 5:40:19 PM

hey guys i'm going to buy a computer soon and i wonder if GT 220 is good for gaming...

the computers specs is:

Intel Dual core E5200
2,5 GHz
4gb ram
Geforce GT220 (1024 mb)
windows vista 64-bit

good or bad?
September 20, 2009 5:43:08 PM

what games
what res do u use
what size monitor do u have
September 20, 2009 5:45:39 PM

sirkillalot said:
what games
what res do u use
what size monitor do u have


What games: well games like cod4 or crysis

what res: dont know yet going to buy a new moniter soon

What size moniter: read the above text
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September 20, 2009 5:58:31 PM

No, dont buy GT220. Even 4670 is faster, and in one month there will be Radeon 5500-5600 series with double performance for the same price, its no brainier really.
September 20, 2009 7:31:56 PM

Harrisson said:
No, dont buy GT220. Even 4670 is faster, and in one month there will be Radeon 5500-5600 series with double performance for the same price, its no brainier really.


wow so you are telling me that the card sucks... but i've seen on youtube that it can handle games like cod4 or gta 4 how's that come?
September 20, 2009 9:00:20 PM

did u read the link ?
did u see how far down the chart that card was rated
what res where these tech specialists on you-tube playing it on? and was the aa on? was all the special effects on?

your question ........is the GT 220 *good* for gaming...

my answer NO
ps what about new games coming out on the market soon will you play those?
... not on that card
a c 376 U Graphics card
September 20, 2009 10:22:18 PM

No, not a good card. It may be adequate at 1024*768 with settings turned down for some games but that's about it.
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September 20, 2009 10:41:25 PM

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wow so you are telling me that the card sucks... but i've seen on youtube that it can handle games like cod4 or gta 4 how's that come?


What videos? (I'm starting to hate these "but I saw on youtube...) I'm not sure what the GT220 is really. If the GTS 250 is the 9800GTX, drop the s, go down another 30 points, I'm guessing the 9500GT? Without knowing what size monitor your looking it, its hard to guess. If your looking at a 19" monitor, the 4670/9600GSO would be ok. Crysis would be a stretch, but most everything else should be ok. If your looking at 22" resolutions, I'd look for the 9800GT/3870 minimum. I game at 22" with a 9600GSO, but TF2 isn't very demanding.
September 20, 2009 10:52:38 PM

on sirkillalot's link, it was under the 9500GS. Which is half as fast as an HD 4670... so.... Crysis on low at 800x600 at 22FPS.

No, the GT 220 is not a good card for gaming, it's terrible. My X800XT beats it by a lot....and I got that a long time ago.
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September 20, 2009 10:55:59 PM

Ouch. I guessed close. I just didn't go down far enough on the food chain. 1GB on the 9500GS? Yesh, people will buy anything. Avoid the card, not a gaming card by a long shot.
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September 21, 2009 12:09:44 AM

2GB 9600GT? The 1GB model is bad enough. You need two gigs for some games, and only at 2560x1600. No chance the 9600GT can power at that res.
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September 21, 2009 12:33:59 AM

GT220 is a rebranded 9500GT?

In short, no it is NOT good for gaming. Get yourself a ATI 4670 or 9600GSO at the minimum for decent gaming.

Even better are cards such as:
Nvidia: 9600GT, 8800GT/9800GT, 8800GTS, 9800GTX/GTX+/GTS250, GTX260, GTX275, etc

ATI: 4830, 4770, 4850, 4870, 4850x2, 4890, etc
October 3, 2009 6:06:37 PM

What about... since I am getting a gaming rig from Dell... they offer GTS 240 (which I think is now GTS 250, which in turn is a rebranded 9800GT). Would that be good enough? I don't play to max out resolutions or anything, I just want acceptable framerates for FPS games. And I'm gonna load up my rig with a Quad CPU and 4 Gigs of RAM.
October 7, 2009 7:56:57 PM

naxster said:
hey guys i'm going to buy a computer soon and i wonder if GT 220 is good for gaming...

the computers specs is:

Intel Dual core E5200
2,5 GHz
4gb ram
Geforce GT220 (1024 mb)
windows vista 64-bit

good or bad?

I want to buy the gt 220 S WELL but iwanna know what games can it play
Cod1 cod 2 cod 3 medal of honor battlefields crossfire

flyff because it can play those i hope so im gonna buy :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  it
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October 7, 2009 11:59:57 PM

Go look up those games and use the 9500GS as the card. NOT the 9500GT, thats a better card. The card is junk for most resolutions, should have the early CoD games ok. Not sure about the other ones.
October 8, 2009 12:10:13 AM

never heard of the card... is it a laptop
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October 13, 2009 7:47:19 PM

naxster said:
wow so you are telling me that the card sucks... but i've seen on youtube that it can handle games like cod4 or gta 4 how's that come?

erm hes wrong i have it in my new dell vostro and it handles bioshock and grid better than a ps3 or a xbox does so , don't listen to them get the gt220
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October 13, 2009 7:54:26 PM

HD4670 is cheaper and a lot FASTER than the gt220... gt220 is pretty darn pointless card in it's current price, imo
October 18, 2009 11:31:47 PM

I too have recently purchased the 1024MB nVidia GeForce GT220 for a desktop with a 20inch hd monitor. i will be planning on playing World of Warcraft which in my own perspective i cant see as having as big graphics as crysis cod4 etc. would show. so my question is ive been hearing alot of bad things about this card but would it support World of Warcraft on a high resolution 20inch monitor?
October 19, 2009 12:21:55 AM

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erm hes wrong i have it in my new dell vostro and it handles bioshock and grid better than a ps3 or a xbox does so , don't listen to them get the gt220


I was under the impression that a 360 was equal to a 7900GTX, or something like that.
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October 19, 2009 1:32:26 AM

The PS3 has the 7900 in it. The 360 has the "xenos" GPU, which isn't like anything. Its similar to the x1900/1950 series, but like modern GPUs it uses unified shaders. Unlike modern GPUs, it can't run DX10 code.

Yes, the GT220 can play games. Seeing as its weaker then the 4670, this makes it to weak in my opinion. If you want to do PC gaming, you need at least the 4670, or the good 9600GSO. (assuming we are talking about 1680x1050, if your at 1440x900 or lower, obviously lower cards are ok.) Sure you can use the GT220, but you'll have to turn effects down/off, not use AA, suffer frame lulls, etc.
October 19, 2009 2:02:01 AM

This is great! My buddy thinks that 360 graphics are better than a decent pc.
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October 19, 2009 2:19:57 AM

Who says it isn't? I said what the card was based off of, not what its capable of. Because it uses its own custom library and something other then a bloated windows OS, its capable of running code much faster then other cards. Have you tried to run GTA4 on a x1900? How did that turn out for you? The original xbox used a GF3, and it could run games better then PC could for years afterwards. Just because the card is based off of a PC card doesn't mean its limited to the same performance. By tweaking the code, it can still do great things.
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October 19, 2009 2:27:12 AM

Mereel said:
This is great! My buddy thinks that 360 graphics are better than a decent pc.

In that case:

1) He's never used a decent PC, or
2) He's seen a decent PC with the graphics turned down.

However, the graphics that they manage with old hardware on those consoles is pretty good.
October 19, 2009 4:29:43 AM

Merugop said:
I want to buy the gt 220 S WELL but iwanna know what games can it play
Cod1 cod 2 cod 3 medal of honor battlefields crossfire

flyff because it can play those i hope so im gonna buy :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  it


If you want to play games, DO NOT get a GT 220. It is one of the worse video cards out there on the market. It's just a rebranded old video card design with a die shrink. The number on it doesn't mean anything.

If you want Nvidia, I'd say get a GTS 250. If you're open to all brands, then a 5770 or 4870 1GB are both good cards for gaming that can be had in the $140-160 dollar range. A 5750 is decent as well and goes head to head with the GTS 250 and costs less than a 5770. You also get DX11 and Eyefinity with the 5700 series card, so you can play Dirt 2 and Alien vs Predator in DX11!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy5WpqETl7o

Dirt 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZAwniLT22U

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I too have recently purchased the 1024MB nVidia GeForce GT220 for a desktop with a 20inch hd monitor. i will be planning on playing World of Warcraft which in my own perspective i cant see as having as big graphics as crysis cod4 etc. would show. so my question is ive been hearing alot of bad things about this card but would it support World of Warcraft on a high resolution 20inch monitor?


If you still have the receipt, RUN to the store and return it now. It is a crappy video card for the price. How much did you pay for it? You'd be better off with a 5700 series video card or a 9800GT/GTS 250.
October 19, 2009 3:48:26 PM

i wouldnt say that the gt 220 is bad card as i play crysis and gta 4 on it.
here are my videos. gta 4-"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHoBuT65Um8"
crysis-"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4U_9rxuC88".
but it is only a normal profile card so i wont say its the best but can handle a lot of games.
i recommend you to save up for gts 250 it goes as high as 100 fps on most latest games. So if you want to play recent 2009 games than gt 220 is okay. if not then gts 250.
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October 19, 2009 7:16:27 PM

So whats the video supposed to prove? We have no idea what resolution your running, or what the detail settings are. For all we know, the draw distances are a step above zero, and your running at 800x600. Whats your draw distance? Other settings? AA? Resolution? That video shows us nothing.
October 19, 2009 7:20:00 PM

4850 no other choice!
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October 19, 2009 8:40:17 PM

To expand a bit on what I was saying in one of my previous posts, yes the GT220 can play these games. There is a difference however in being able to play the game and PLAY the game. Sure the GT220 can run it, you won't get any error messages about missing DX9 or SM3 support. But for many if your going to play, it should look as best as possible. This means every detail setting should be on max. You should have at least 2/4AA enabled as well. You should also be playing on 1680x1050 or better. For example, I play TF2 on my 8800GS. I have every detail setting on high, with the exception of AA which is at 2xMSAA. I play at 1680x1050. This is an example of PLAYing the game. I used to have an x1800XT, and could do the same, but only at 1280x1024. Going to 1600x1200 was to much for that card.

If your willing to turn settings off, or you play at a lower resolution, you don't need anything more then the GT220. If you want everything to look good, then your going to need the hardware to do it. And as much as some in this thread have claimed, its not the GT220.
October 20, 2009 12:30:09 AM

vjcsmoke said:
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I too have recently purchased the 1024MB nVidia GeForce GT220 for a desktop with a 20inch hd monitor. i will be planning on playing World of Warcraft which in my own perspective i cant see as having as big graphics as crysis cod4 etc. would show. so my question is ive been hearing alot of bad things about this card but would it support World of Warcraft on a high resolution 20inch monitor?


If you still have the receipt, RUN to the store and return it now. It is a crappy video card for the price. How much did you pay for it? You'd be better off with a 5700 series video card or a 9800GT/GTS 250.



I bought it with the a Dell 546 inspiron 6gb rham 500gbhard drive which i think is a pretty good deal with 20inch monitor hd etc. id rather not return such a deal i wont come across again. But it did come with a lower video card and i only paid an addition $40 for the upgrade to the GT 220 so i'm hoping that's not much of a money loss and down the road if i have problems or liked to upgrade i can purchase a high standard Video Card. I was only consernd if it can hold its weight as a decent enough card of WoW. or at least high enough where i don't have to turn EVERY detail down.
October 21, 2009 8:08:45 AM

hi
you seem to know alot. so can you tell me is the 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce GT220 ok to play empire total war. i just want to be able to play on a medium level and not that botherd about having amazing graphics.

cheers
October 21, 2009 9:20:30 AM

all i can say to object is that i have never played games below 1024x768.
never used settings below anti aliasing x2 and antistrophic filtering x 2.
the gt 220 is not that bad.
you can play nearly all the latest games on 1280x1024 or 1680x1050.
there are never any problems in the games.
i am playing far cry 2 with dx 10 on ultra high settings.
so i dont think that dx is a problem.
please if you want to really criticize this card try seeing this card in action.
try finding out and be utmost sure if what you say is true.
you are trying to give this card a bad image.
October 21, 2009 9:23:24 AM

aali69 said:
hi
you seem to know alot. so can you tell me is the 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce GT220 ok to play empire total war. i just want to be able to play on a medium level and not that botherd about having amazing graphics.

cheers

btw you can play that on high and with beautiful graphics.
see my other vids.
October 21, 2009 10:03:09 AM

Intel® Core 2 Quad Q8300
(2.50GHz, 4MB Cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
4GB memory
640GB hard drive
1GB NVIDIA® GeForce GT220 graphics
DVD Rewriter
8x USB and 1x FireWire port
Media card reader
VGA, DVI, HDMI and eSata connections

should that be ok then
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October 21, 2009 10:45:37 AM

aali69, do the sensible thing and get either a 9600 GSO or 4670 instead of that crappy 220.
October 21, 2009 11:46:14 AM

aali69 if you want to play hardcore than dont buy that card.
but if you have a budget than its no problem.
October 21, 2009 12:25:42 PM

im not into hardcore gaming i just want to be able to play a decent game.
October 21, 2009 12:56:34 PM

than its okay.
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October 21, 2009 1:48:46 PM

It's still the worst choice imaginable. Why do you want a gts220? It's awful, just get a 9600gso or a 4670, there is no reasonable reason to get a 220 instead of either of those cards.
October 21, 2009 2:17:35 PM

jennyh said:
It's still the worst choice imaginable. Why do you want a gts220? It's awful, just get a 9600gso or a 4670, there is no reasonable reason to get a 220 instead of either of those cards.

dude calm down. its up to them
October 21, 2009 2:30:15 PM

its already in the computer so i dont got much choice.
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October 21, 2009 2:39:36 PM

Yes it is up to them, but when a whole bunch of people in the same thread are saying 'DO NOT BUY THIS CARD', it kinda points to a simple conclusion does it not?
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October 21, 2009 4:36:36 PM

^ except for the people who have already bought it saying how "awesome" it is. Every review of this card I've read say its to expensive for what it offers. You can either buy something else cheaper for the same performance, or chip in a few $$$ more and get much better performance. The cheap high powered cards are the 4670/9600GSO.

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you can play nearly all the latest games on 1280x1024 or 1680x1050.
there are never any problems in the games.
i am playing far cry 2 with dx 10 on ultra high settings.


Care to show us a video of you playing far cry 2 with DX10 on ultra high settings at 1680x1050 with the frame anything close to 45 or 60FPS? Didn't think so.
October 22, 2009 12:31:16 PM

anyway guys most of them have already bought this card and i think we should help them out about knowing the exact thing it can do so to make them feel assure.

if you want to buy a card or are going to buy a pc go for a gts 250 or other recommendations on this thread.
most of us want to play latest games on intense graphics settings. all i can say is that the gt 220 is a normal profile card and was not actually made for gaming.
it was made for cheap desktops which could support win vista or 7.
it is recommended for video editing, blu-ray support or home media.
so its an home entertainment card.
anyway this card is really good if you want to use the pure video tech.
it makes blu-ray really sharp. even the dvds are more clear on this card than a dvd player.
October 26, 2009 12:56:11 AM

i would suggest a faster computer. 5200 is slow these days. And I'm sure some will agree and some will not. To a point you have to look forward to the new games that your friends have. You may like them but with a 5200 you may not be able to play them. You may be able to for a while with a 1gig video card but it doesn't last forever. I agree with getting either a 250 or the 9800. I have a 9600gt oc. good luck with whatever you do in the card department
October 26, 2009 1:15:44 AM

colsberg said:
i would suggest a faster computer. 5200 is slow these days. And I'm sure some will agree and some will not. To a point you have to look forward to the new games that your friends have. You may like them but with a 5200 you may not be able to play them. You may be able to for a while with a 1gig video card but it doesn't last forever. I agree with getting either a 250 or the 9800. I have a 9600gt oc. good luck with whatever you do in the card department


he gave the answer so no one should have any problems.
thanks for backing up.
nice answer.
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