NVIDIA GeForce GT220OC and GT210OC launch Review :: Test Setup and Software

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

By Benjamin Sun

One thing that should be clear about my testing methodology is that we use 4x AA and 16x AF in every test except for 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark06. Modern video cards like the GT220 and GT210 which are targeted at the low end of the market still need to be tested under these circumstances. This will mean that many times the memory bandwidth and memory on the GT210 card will hit a wall especially in modern games.

Test System

  • Core i7 920 CPU running 2.66GHz standard
  • Intel DX58SO motherboard running latest drivers and BIOS
  • GIGABYTE GV-N220OC-1GI running 191.07 Forceware drivers
  • GIGABYTE GV-N210OC-512I running 191.07 Forceware drivers
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs running in RAID 0 mode
  • 3GB Kingston KHK1600 DDR3-1600MHz memory running at 1333MHz (Maximum memory supported by Core i7 920 CPU)
  • LG 16X DVD-RW drive
  • Windows 7
  • Cooler Master Hyper N620 CPU Cooler
  • Cooler Master Ultimate 1000W PSU


DirectX 9.0

  • BattleForge DirectX 10.0/11 (only on ATI 58xx cards)
  • HAWX DX 10.0/10.1 (on ATI cards)
  • Batman Arkham Asylum DX 10
  • Resident Evil 5 DX10
  • 3DMark06
  • 3DMark Vantage