NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review :: GT210 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 Heatsink/fan

Heatsink/fan

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review PCI Express

PCI Express

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Fan Power

Fan Power


The first thing you’ll notice about your new GT210 card is the half-height card. The card is exactly the same length as the GT220 card. GIGABYTE has used the same purple color as many of their graphics cards for the GT210. The graphics chip is cooled by a black heatsink/fan combination that takes up half of the front of the card.


NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Top view of front

Top view of front

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Back of card

Back of card

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Memory

Memory

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review Stickers

Stickers


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 Front

Front

NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review IO

IO


The I/O on this card also has the Golden Plated HDMI connector that is found on the GT220 card. As this card comes with an adapter for a low-profile bracket this makes an excellent HTPC card as you can fit it into almost any case with a PCI Express x16 slot even on those cases that require low-profile video cards. This is the target market for the GT210. The I/O also has a detachable D-Sub adapter and a DVI-I connector.