The card is slender, taking up one slot. Its expansive heat sink and small 48mm fan deal with any heat buildup, while keeping noise to a minimum.
This ZOTAC GT220 is a perfect match for those who seek power efficiency. It is ideal for low-noise PCs as well.
We are pleased with both cards, with each one to achieve its objective.
PC ADVISOR FEB 2010 ISSUE 175
The GT 220 is a solid addititions to the graphics-card market, particularly if you’re looking for a low-power card that will generate very little heat.
COMPUTER SHOPPER FEB 2010 ISSUE 264
PC ADVISOR MARCH 2010 ISSUE 176
The £60 GT 220 offers decent performance on a shoestring. THe 1GB of memory is good, as are the selection of digital connectors.
The ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 is perfect for use in a HTPC, the inclusion of 7.1 audio over HDMI 1.3a direct the wire through the PCI-E, the ability to decode HD video in hardware, ready to play Blu-ray
Zotac GeForce GT 220 1024MB PCI-E is the most interesting video board among other reviewed ones for its very good cooling system.
The ZOTAC GeForce GT220’s key advantage is that it does not tend to heat up a lot. We only saw a four to five degree difference between load and idle temperatures.
Blu-ray playback and GPU-accelerated video conversion, video processing and image editing capabilities
ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 is the ideal solution for limited budget as the board costs only 3000 rub. but manages all up-to-date games. ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 is also good choice for building of HTPC.
am impressed with the features and performance included in a card of this level.
The ZOTAC GT220 with 1GB GDDR 3 memory built with good balance of cost and performance. In term of memory, it uses 1.2ns memory which further extends the over clocking capability.
Verdict : A low cost solution for casual gaming and CUDA-enabled application.
For : Good Cooling, low power consumption, good value for money.
Against : None
MICRO MART DEC 2009 ISSUE 1083
The GT220’s quiet operation and low power requirements make it a decent card, nonetheless, sporting some of the newest technology out there.
PC Advisor Online
And the Zotac nVidia GeForce GT 220 is a very efficient design that generates little heat – when idle, it consumes just 7 watt, impressive for any graphics card.
ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 video board has 2 unquestionable advantages towards more high-powered competitors that now dropped their prices: Zotac board has small sizes and very low power consumption.
"The extreme low power consumption paired with that connection variety, makes the graphics card to an almost ideal partner for a HTPC."
Zotac GF GT 220 1 GB GDDR 3, looks like an enlarged version of the GF 210.
"We see the card rather in pure Office systems or however in a HTPC. The play of HD contents, like Blu Ray movies, does not represent any problem for the GT 220.
Computer Review (Ukraine)
In product line of NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 takes place between GeForce 9500 GT and GeForce 9600 GSO 512. Also in testlab we tested models from Gigabyte and ZOTAC.
Best suited for HTPCs
"I really like the switch away from S-Video output to native HDMI on recent cards. It will help with the widespread adoption of media PCs to play back content on HD TVs."
"The 3D graphics card is recommended for a HTPC, that is especially used for movie playback including Blu-Ray. In that case the video performance covinces and also the low power consumption."
" … a graphics card for frugal user, that want to want to have the full featureset set such as video acceleration and DirectX 10.1."
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