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GeForce 210

The GeForce 210 is clocked at 589 MHz.

It has a memory bandwidth of 6.4 GB/sec, and requires 31W to run.

It has an SPU performance of 22.

1.5

Nvidia GeForce 210

help iconCore Speed589 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size40nm
help iconArchitectureTesla GT218help iconTexture Mapping Units8
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportnohelp iconTexture Rate4.7 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units4
help iconRelease Date01 Oct 2009help iconPixel Rate2.4 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power31Whelp iconDirectX10
help iconMemory512MBhelp iconShader Model4.0
help iconMemory Speed400MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version3.1
help iconMemory Bus64 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeDDR2help iconHDMI Connections1
help iconMemory Bandwidth6.4 GB/sechelp iconDVI Connections1
help iconSPUs16help iconVGA Connections1
help iconSPU Performance22

GeForce 210 compatibility review

Overall, the Nvidia GeForce 210 has poor performance. This should be expected only from older dedicated graphics cards, so this graphics card should definitely be avoided if building a system to power modern applications and games. This graphics card is now over 5 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. The driver support for the Nvidia GeForce 210 is now fairly poor, so don't count on any new game optimizations. You may also encounter more and more graphical oddities as newer games are released.

At this performance level you would be better off getting a CPU with an integrated GPU, because a dedicated graphics card like the Nvidia GeForce 210 would not be worth the extra investment, and an integrated solution would be much cheaper, produce less heat, and require less power. We would recommend an Intel Iris GPU on one of the latest Intel Haswell processors, such as the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop, or one of AMD's latest APU Family graphics solutions such as the Radeon HD 8670D.

With an effective SPU count of 22, the Nvidia GeForce 210 processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 31 Watts, however. With a memory bandwidth of 6.4 GB/sec, this graphics card is awful at processing detailed textures in modern applications and games.

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GeForce 210 Predicted Frames per second

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Modern Warfare 3 33
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