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Motherboard: MSI P45D3 Platinum ( Provided by: MSI );
Processor: Intel Core 2 QX9770 Extreme edition at 3.6GHz ( Provided by: Intel );
Memory: Corsair Dominator 12800 7-7-7-24 ( Provided by: Corsair);
HDD: WD VelociRaptor 300G 10,000RPM ( Provided by: SmoothCreation );
Driver: ForceWare 191.07, Catalyst CCC 9.9 Vista 32 SP1
We compared the GT 220 with the reference Geforce 9500 GT card (512MB of GDDR3) and with one of the fastest Geforce 9500 GT cards - Galaxy 9500 GT OC (512MB of GDDR3). Of course, we included a couple of faster but not much pricier cards in our testing.
Gainward GT 220 runs up to 50% better than the reference 9500GT. Of course, the 1GB frame buffer contributed greatly to the result.