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PNY VCGGT2201XEB-S GeForce GT 220 1GB 128-Bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

  • 48 CUDA Cores
  • 1GB 128-Bit DDR2
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Daniel K.
  • 2/2/2012 10:29:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFan making horrible honking noise :-(

Pros: Worked fine for a couple years

Cons: Fan started making horrible honking noise

Other Thoughts: If I had registered within 90 days it would still be in warranty and I could get them to fix it. As it is, I'm going to have to try to fix it myself. It's a sealed fan, so I'm going to have to drill a hole to add oil (as suggested on the nvidia forum under "GeForce 8400GS low-profile fan oiling/lubrication?".

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  • Roman V.
  • 6/2/2010 9:07:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCard Picture Does Not Reflect the Product

Pros: Quiet, inexpensive, low power requirements (300w)

Cons: I've only been running it for one day, so I haven't have a chance to see anything go haywire yet.

I will state that the PNY supplied driver does not work for Win7 64bit. Specifically, after having installed the driver, my 1080p LCD Samsung TV complained that the "mode is not supported". A power cycle reverted the driver and a recent nvidia supplied driver resolved the problem. Since this is such a minor nothing, I doubt it really qualifies as a con.

Other Thoughts: When I first opened the box, I thought I'd been bamboozled. I'm still not sure I haven't been. The newegg photo shows a full height card. The card in the box looks like a match for the PNY VCGGT2201XPB, except for the heatsink that looks slightly different.

http://www3.pny.com/GT-220-1024MB-PCIe-P2856C431.aspx

Please note:
* Exterior of the box reads VCGGT2201XEB-S. Nowhere does it read VCGGT2201XPB.
* The card reads VCGGT2201XPB (on stickers, no PCB). It doesn't read VCGGT2201XEB-S.
* Google image searches for VCGGT2201XEB-S yield only the newegg pic.
* I've yet to find an exact pic match for this card.
* Box packaging is generic. It can support full or low profile cards.

This card is for a media center pc, so nothing heavy duty. My 2ndary criteria for chosing a product is newegg feedback, so I'm still concerned I have either a switched out card (by whomever) or a new rev'd card that nullifies prior rev feedback. However, the card is quiet, identified as a 220 and worki

Manufacturer Response:

RomainEmpire,
Regarding your questions above about the video card images and packaging of the GT 220 1GB: PNY’s design of the board changed several months ago to support ‘Low Profile’ systems and it seems that NewEgg has not updated their images. For the most up to date images please check our product page for the GT 220 at www.PNY.com . As for the part numbers the suffixes –EB stands for Etail box and –PB stands for Retail box, the product is exactly the same between the two the only difference could be some of the promotions that comes on the box.
If you have any issues with your video card please contact our Tech Support line at 800-234-4597 M-F 9AM - 8PM EST
-dan-

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  • Mr. A.
  • 4/24/2010 1:48:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Solid Card with ASUS MB AMD Processor and Corsair mem
Quiet fan

Cons: none

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  • Felix N.
  • 4/14/2010 11:40:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNew Card just came in

Pros: Just got my new GT 220 to replace the last one. Its a really nice card and the graphics are great, and the onboard video fan is real quiet, which is a nice feature of this card. Right now its running in native mode of 1680x1050, which is a real nice setting for a high definition 22 '" SAMSUNG monitor.

Cons: first one didn't work, but I've had to deal with bad video cards before right out of the box, so it happens. No biggie.

Other Thoughts: NEWEGG came through for me again. I told the customer rep that the $10 rebate window would expire while I waited for the new card, and newegg representative promply advanced a $10 credit on my bill to compensate for me missing the rebate window. Newegg gets 5 eggs from me for great customer service.

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  • Felix N.
  • 4/1/2010 4:02:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdisappointed but hopeful

Pros: Just got this card, real quick easy install. the graphics acceleration that this card displayed from my old nvidia gt 8500 was phenomenal.

Cons: Sadly it would work for 5-45 minutes and would then crash my computer requiring a hard restart. Once rebooted it would work for short period of time before crashing again. Same process to get the system back up and running.

Other Thoughts: I've RMA'd the card and am looking forward to a new card so I can once again get back to using my computer and playing my fps games.

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  • adam k.
  • 3/2/2010 1:29:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: Great card for the money

Cons: I am used to much larger cards, felt pretty light weight compared to others I have owned

Other Thoughts: No complaints at all so far. Install was as simple as can be. So far I have played WoW and STO with great results

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  • Steven R.
  • 1/28/2010 7:28:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsScreaming Video Without Clearing Out Your Bank Account

Pros: Runs amazingly cool, even cooler than my previous card. The price is a steal for a card this big. Looks nice, not as fancy as other cards but still pretty cool. Runs everything i have at max settings. easy install and doesn't require a ton of power.

Cons: My only gripe about this card is the drivers, any PNY card that I've had was supplied with bad drivers, so wasn't surprising, would recommend updating from nvidia.

Other Thoughts: I had an old 7600gs in my machine so it was a screaming leap in power and performance. I am extremely pleased and would recommend it on a budget build, you get alot of bang for your buck.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/21/2010 6:05:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Low power consumption, low temps, great image quality.

Cons: Doesn't install itselt, doesn't make the user more intelligent, doesn't prevent natural disasters from occurring.

Other Thoughts: I didn't buy this card from the Egg because I initially had no intention of buying it. I was actually looking for a harddrive for an HTPC I'm slowly building. For it's price and market segment, the card performs very well. I currently have it installed in my gaming/folding rig which has been running a GTX275. I decided to make this my primary card to see how it would perform during gaming. I was very pleasantly surprised to see my framerates in WoW exceed 100fps at 1680x1050 with all but shadows maxed, which my previous HD4850 was unable to do in the same system. The card runs very cool and nVidia did an amazing job on the graphics quality with this card. I've compared the graphics quality of this card with my GTX275 and HD4850..and quite honestly, I'm extremely pleased. I've never seen such great image quality from an nVidia card in the past. If you play WoW or have an HTPC, I highly recommend this card. You won't be disappointed.

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  • David T.
  • 1/14/2010 10:56:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsDo not get if you are running vista/win 7

Pros: Specs are great for the price. Low power consumption for its specs when compared to a similiar ati card.

Cons: PNY drivers did not work for windows 7. Acceptable. When to PNY to download newer drivers which brought me to nvidia site to download WIndows 7 WHQL 192.95 version drivers got Geforce GT 220. Still getting the nvlkddm.sys error. Tried to downgrade drivers and still same issue. Called Tech Support and still have not yet heard back from them.

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  • Monte F.
  • 1/14/2010 5:40:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGood (but cheap) card

Pros: Now that the card has been installed on my refurbished desktop, all activities on my screen are noticeably faster. So, for the money and for what I needed, I'm very pleased. This is one of the few relatively low-cost cards I found that had 1GB of memory and also had an HDMI port to boot. At present my monitor only has a DVI and a VGA port for hookup, but I like having the HDMI option in case I upgrade the monitor later. In summary, I've found this card to be a good value for what you get and I recommend it.

Cons: No real cons to speak of, but you can tell right away that this is a low-end card...it does not have the weight or the power (or the price) of the higher end choices. Right now I only have it hooked up to the VGA port due to the lack of a cable. It also has a DVI port, which I will soon use, and an HDMI port. It comes with software for drivers (it installs two if you so desire, one for graphics and one for 3-D gaming) and also a VGA to DVI converter. It also comes with low-profile mounting brackets if required. The instructions are very straight-forward if you need them, plus they supply the web address for a support website and a number to call 24/7 should you need assistance (I've tried neither).

Other Thoughts: I bought this for a stock HP desktop that I bought refurbished that has on-board (built in) graphics, which was the main negative about it that I wanted to change. It also has a quad core CPU and 8GB of RAM...cheap RAM, but 8GB nonetheless. The power supply is only 350 watts. Keep in mind that overall it is a pretty wimpy system, particularly compared to a gaming system I recently built myself, but I mainly bought it for my kids to use for homework and to play some of their games off of.

It had one open PCI-E slot, into which I dropped this card. The card requires no power hook-up, but instead draws its power from the motherboard. My computer recognized it right away (Vista 64-bit Home Edition) and switched over automatically from its on-board graphics to this card. (I had to restart it once for it to find it) If this does not happen for your particular machine, the instructions tell you how to re-configure the BIOS to rectify the situation.

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