NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review :: GIGABYTE GT220 Card

10-18-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Benjamin Sun

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Card

Card

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Fan

Fan

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Fan Power

Fan Power

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review PCI Express

PCI Express


The card is a little longer than an inch longer than a standard PCI Express x16 slot. This card is excellent for fitting into a HTPC as there is no extra power required by the card and it is short, making it easy to fit into a small form factor PC. The card itself is GIGABYTE’s trademark purple color. The fan is a 11-fin fan sitting on top of a heatsink. The heatsink is also purple.


NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Crossfire bridges

Crossfire bridges

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Back of card

Back of card

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Rear

Rear

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Front

Front


This card is not capable of SLI connection with another GT220 or other NVIDIA video card so there are no SLI bridges on the card. The rear of the card has the Serial Number sticker and the GPU mounting screws of which there are four. Despite being a mainstream card targeted for the $79 price range, the card is dual slot requiring two adjacent slots to install.


NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review IC

IC

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Back of card

Back of card

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Head on view

Head on view

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review IO

IO


The I/O area of the card is interesting in a couple of ways. First there is a HDMI connection. This HDMI connection is gold plated. Gold plating on a HDMI connector provides the user with excellent data transmission and maximum protection from Electro Magnetic Interference compared with the normal nickel plated HDMI connector. It supports full HD resolution meaning you can connect it to your HDTV. Also present is a D-Sub connector and a Dual-Link DVI-I connector.