Mhm. i was just reading a few more reviews on tomshardware, said the same thing. Seemed a lot more decent when i first saw it.If I remember correctly, the GT220 is basically a 9500GT with additional functionality, higher clockspeed, and a dieshrink. I personally would avoid them and go no less than a 9600GT or equivalent.
So either you go really budget and low end, for an HTPC, or you just pay a few bucks extra and get a card that is also suitable for gaming while offering the exact same things this card does.Anandtech said:Conclusion
There’s really no way to sugar-coat this, so we won’t: the performance of the GT 220 is abysmal. Or rather, the pricing is.
The GT 220 is a value card, and that’s something we can appreciate. But for a value card to be a good value, it needs to be at the right price. NVIDIA wants to see these cards sell for $69-$79, with the best cards (those with GDDR3) selling at that $79 price point. However depending on your taste for rebates, we can get a Radeon HD 4670 for between $59 and $69, or on the NVIDIA side a 9600GT for between $69 and $85.
Either one of these cards is simply going to beat the GT 220 silly; it was never meant to compete with a 64SP NVIDIA card, or a 320SP AMD card. And don’t even get us started on the 4850 that Newegg is selling for $85 right now…
Of course phil. Bubbafat, simply represents one of the possible general public who could be convinced that its a great card by its name. I simply made the statement "what are they thinking?" to exemplify and cement (and basically ram down the throats ) the ridiculous and absurdity of purchasing this card to all the computer unsavvy peoples minds who might venture onto this thread.Please. people will by this simply because its new, you know that. this very thread is evidence of such thinking
When the GTS 250 1 GB were released the price was approximately the same as an HD 4870 1 GB which is much faster than a GTS 250.I got a gts250(renamed 9800gtx+) recently and its great ,i think its the best card you can get for its price,Im not going to spend anymore then that on a gfx card, The 4770 and 4850 are about the same price/performance buts its ATI...
The 4770 had just come out and was sitting next to the gts250 when i brought it, i thought about it. but NAH