NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Phoronix: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
Days prior to AMD's release of the ATI Radeon HD 5750 and Radeon HD 5770 graphics cards, NVIDIA released their GeForce G 210 and GeForce GT 220 graphics cards. Both of these NVIDIA graphics cards are for low-end desktop systems, but part of what makes them interesting is that they are the first NVIDIA GPUs built upon a TSMC 40nm process. To Linux users these graphics cards are also interesting in that they fully support all of the current features of VDPAU for Linux video decoding, including MPEG-4 support. We picked up an XFX GT220XZNF2 GeForce GT 220 1GB graphics card for this round of benchmarking on Ubuntu Linux.
Crap performance + no open driver: business as usual for NVidia.
Crap performance? This is juz a bottom end card. Look at the other Nvidia solutions that are compared to it.
Originally Posted by remm
These are only how old? Ill give you a hand, Geforce 8 is November 8, 2006.
Business as usual for nvidia? More like business 3 years old.
To compare, the R700 is June 25, 2008. You are looking at what is a 2 year difference between the nvidia offerings and ATI ones. Doesnt seem like much when you are purchasing an oven but in this game it certainly does. This is just a crap offering by nvidia, that seems to be targeted towards HTPC's. I think this deals more of a blow to S3 then anything else.
except that a 4670 blows the 220 away, costs the same or less and passive cooled versions are available.
Originally Posted by L33F3R
crap card, 10 month too late.
What do graphs on fifth site show? For me they show nothing. Scale on Y axis is wrong.
Finally an ATI vs. NVIDIA benchmark. I've been waiting for such a benchmark on Phoronix for as long as I know about Phoronix.
Sorry, but you need to scale them down to 0-20% to show the difference, current scaling 0-100 shows absolutely nothing ... havent you seen that before posting?
In a way, this is correct. The difference between 5% and 10% CPU load is as insignificant as the chart shows.
Originally Posted by vermaden
The benefit of this I don't quite get, and it has also left reviewers at other hardware sites scratching their heads. MPEG-4 ASP is not very computationally intensive codec, today's low-end CPUs can decode HD video in MPEG-4 ASP without problems.
Originally Posted by http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia_gt_220&num=9
I agree. These kind of tests would be specially interesting to run with a crappy cpu to demonstrate the advantage of this approach, not with a core i7 monster that most people don't have.
Originally Posted by vermaden
+1 maybe a P4 HT, Celeron D or Atholon 64 box with a gig of DDR 400 and a 7200rpm HDD with only 8Mb of cache. That and an Atom, miht have to get some cards that are on plain old PCI, like the 9400GT PCI to make it even more interesting.
Originally Posted by [Knuckles]
Or are we waiting for XvBA to drop so we can test it on an HD2400XT AGP with a P3 600?