NVIDIA GeForce GT 230: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 650 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2009
Performance 1.08

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 230 sales 12 October 2009 at a recommended price of $43.99. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 512 MB 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 single-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

1.08%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GT 230's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating981
Value for money0.14
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG94B
Market segmentDesktop
Release date12 October 2009 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$43.99
Current price$53 (1.2x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GT 230's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores48of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed650 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors505 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology55 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)75 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate15.60of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance156 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Width1-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

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 typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1800 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth57.6 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 230. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 230, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL3.3of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA1.1

Benchmark performance

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GT 230 1.08
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Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

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Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GT 230 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

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Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GT 230 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce GT 230's AMD equivalent is Radeon E6460, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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