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Discussion on Article:
Nvidia GeForce 210 and GeForce GT 220 Review: Revenge of the Low-End?
The multimedia performance of GeForce GT 220 and 210 will be re-checked in future articles.
@Anton: How about instead of finding out how much these cards suck, you can find out what they CAN play. Throw in some older DX9 games at lower settings while you're at it. Doom3-MQ, UT2k4, FEAR. Granted, the G210 probably could barely hang on with these games above 1024x768.
Or all test results are just copied from other articles ?
From the general performance testing lab point of view, we should test everything using the same method. We do admit that ours is not ideal. However, there are no ideal methods.
In fact, there are several tactics of conducting tests:
- Perform tests with accordance to the general methodology (which is to max out almost everything possible) and get adequate performance results, e.g., reader gets the right impression of performance difference between high-end and low-end graphics cards. You at least know that card A is two times faster than the card B in all the tests.
- Manually tune all the graphics cards to show 30fps, 60fps, etc. in all games and show differences in image quality. While this gives readers ideas how to tune games (which also means that they will come back to teach us how to do it ) to run at proper speed, this does not provide any objective information about performance differences between various graphics boards.
- Perform tests with settings set to “low” or “medium” or decrease resolution or use old games. In that case performance of higher-end graphics cards may be limited by performance of CPU and the information about relative performance differences will be misrepresented. And even if everything is correct, there will be readers not satisfied with our settings.
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