NVIDIA GeForce GT 230: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GT 230


NVIDIA started GeForce GT 230 sales 12 October 2009 at a recommended price of 43.99 USD. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 0.5 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 57.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.96 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GT 230's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Perfomance to price
Code name
Release date
12 October 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
43.99 USD
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
43.99 USD
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GT 230's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 230's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
650 MHz
Transistor count
505 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
156 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 230's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 230: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
0.5 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
57.6 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 230. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 230. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GT 230 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 230 from AMD is Radeon HD 7480D, which is faster by 2% and higher by 12 positions in our rating.

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