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Performance in First-Person 3D Shooters

Crysis Warhead

We could not expect any miracles from the GeForce GT 220, let alone the GeForce 210, in modern 3D games. Indeed, you can see that their performance is awfully low even at 1280x1024, the junior model only yielding a few frames per second. A pretty slideshow is all these cards can deliver in Crysis Warhead.

Far Cry 2

Despite the rather modest system requirements of Far Cry 2, the GeForce GT 220 cannot offer a playable speed at 1280x1024. The GeForce 210 is even worse, proving that it is not a gaming card at all. You can of course try to lower the level of detail and possibly get a comfortable frame rate on a GeForce GT 220, but why deprive yourself of all the visual treats the game developers have implemented for you? We guess you should instead consider a faster card, an ATI Radeon HD 4670 at least.

Left 4 Dead

The game runs on the Source engine and has an integrated benchmark, but the latter does not report the bottom speed information.

Games based on the Source engine seem to be the least resource-consuming 3D games of today, and the GeForce GT can deliver a comfortable average frame rate at every resolution up to 1920x1200. This is quite a surprise. The GeForce 210 is too slow even for Left 4 Dead, though.

 
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