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GT220 vs GeForce 9500GT

Which graphic card is best? (gaming&normal use)
The computer:
# 3,00 GHz AMD Athlon II 250 X2 AM3
# 8192 MB DDR2 RAM
# 1500 GB Harddisc 7200 RPM

nVidia GeForce GT220 1024MB DDR2 or Nvidia GeForce 9500GT 1024MB DDR2.
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  1. neither but the gt220 is better but not recommended since it is ddr2
  2. You should spend more money for your video card, dont be so cheap, a video card for gaming requires money, at least 200USD to buy a 260gtx, great card for the price. I think you could find it at 160USD. Than if you still looking for a cheap video try one 9800gt its better than the 9500 and 220 and costs a little more, around 100USD


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  3. i come to think the gt220 ddr3 is a god choice for fast effiecient and casual.
  4. 8GB of RAM??

    2GB are enough for dual core. if u have doubt then go 4GB. but 8GB?
    put the money in the video card
  5. My own experience with the 9500GT is so-so. If you're looking to play newly released games smoothly with all the eye-candy you're going to want a much better card though.
  6. ubernoobie said:
    neither but the gt220 is better but not recommended since it is ddr2



    Hey Mujoo,

    Ubernoobie is right here.

    Neither is considered a "gaming card" and wouldnt be a good choice if you want to play games. However, the youngster above is completely wrong is saying that you need to spend $200 for a card. Post your monitor resolution and what games you want to play and we can suggest a budget card.

    Personally, for someone looking to save money I think the cheapest "real" gaming card I would consider is an ATI Radeon 4670. (about $65)
  7. I have a system very similar to yours (my cpu is OCed and I have half the ram, but close :P). I currently use a 5770 which is prob as much as my system can handle (prob even slightly turtlenecked by my cpu).

    Imo skip the 220 and the 9500, both are rather weak. For Under $100 you can grab a 9800GT (Nvidia) or a 5670 for ATI, If you cna afford it, drop dwon for a 5750 for max fun :)
  8. ubernoobie said:
    neither but the gt220 is better but not recommended since it is ddr2


    I have been researching a new-build for VEGAS edit ... All the GT220s I'm looking at are DDR3 with OpenGL 3.1 and HD streaming support ... they will also do dual HD (x1200) mons ...

    ... For just about anything EXCEPT fps games and Pro-OpenGL apps ... The 220 looks really good, to me.

    ** For Basic consumer edit (Up to HDV/AVCHD @25Mbits) with Vegas, Liquid, uLead, PremierLE, etc..
    . . . (Add 2nd card for 3rd and 4rth displays)

    ** For HTPC ... Definately ... Look for "quiet card" and not "loud fan" IN THE REVIEWS SECTION !!!
    .... Looks like the Zotac 1GB DDR3 is a good one (I have two, in my cart) ... With xtra HDMI adapters.

    ** Stock Traders going 4xdisplays ... using 2 cards.

    ** Strategy Gamers ... WoW ... etc. all but "frames-per-sec" simulations.

    ** Genreral Home-n-Office Dual Display Power Users.

    ** Has SOME OpenGL/CUDA power, for budget Pro-Graphics ... Prolly good for PS and Premier-Pro.

    = Alvin = Tell me ... What's not to love ?
  9. Skip the 220 and go to either GT240 or just plain old 9600GT or 9800GT. The newer versions of those old GPU´s don't even need a power connection from the psu.
  10. GT 220
  11. rolli59 said:
    Skip the 220 and go to either GT240 or just plain old 9600GT or 9800GT. The newer versions of those old GPU´s don't even need a power connection from the psu.


    Well, BUB ... In a perfect and specifically limited world ... you are correct.

    I started out with TWO of these, in my basket ... (GREAT for video editing and games ... as well).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130440&cm_re=evga_9800-_-14-130-440-_-Product

    Looks like a "highly evolved" and very tried/true/tested GPU platform ...

    My world is far from perfect, tho ... I already own a NEW (in box) Antec True-Power 2.0 480 (Watt) PSU ... 18Amps/Rail ... 33Amps (+12V-combined). *** AND *** I am using an older RAIDMAX Mid Tower "generic" ATX case and the 9800 is quite a long card ... just might be "fit issues".

    So, for me, the lower size/heat/power/cost(x2cards! for 4xDisplays) of the GT220 (as a capable media card) gives me less than a third the power draw and heat ... one half the size ... 40% less cost ...

    . . . AND ... 220 has CUDA and *** OpenGL 3.x *** and one full GB of GDDR3 (per card) ... for a total of 2GB dedicated GDDR3x 2x128bit on 8x8PCIe ... very nicely balanced and lo-ballin' all the way!

    This gives me 4x live 1920x1200 HD streams going to 4 monitors ! SWEET!

    Similar Radeons will play games better but guess what ? ... GT220 plays almost ALL games at 1920x1200 at 30fps with modest "features" (no AA).

    220 is way better for A/V Project Studio and advanced (multi-stream)HTPC.

    Short of a PNY-Quadro NvS .. for home-studio? ... WAY!

    IN My CART . . .

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500128


    = Al =
  12. My friend told me that if you want to buy a Graphic Card you should not be biased by the amount of Memory or the Bit. You should watch for the chip. And if you want to buy a graphic card. Try the card with second digits more than 3, since below 3 is considered mainstream. So try GT240 above, or for GF try GF9600 above. But currently i've just replaced my GF 8600GTS with GT220, and it worked just great. I played AVP(2010) smoothly with full graphics settings.
  13. Change of heart since my last post ...

    just found this ... Supports OpenGL 3.2, CUDA, SLI and fairly quiet/lo-power ... Pretty inexpensive, too. ... I have two of these in my basket, now.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500152

    ONLY SELECT MODELS SUPPORT OPENGL 3.X
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