NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M vs MX230
Comparison of GeForce GTX 470M and GeForce MX230 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 470M and GeForce MX230's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 470M and GeForce MX230's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
19.7 billion / sec
25.31 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 470M and GeForce MX230 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 470M and GeForce MX230: 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.
GDDR5 / DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
60.0 GB / s
48.06 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 470M and GeForce MX230.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 470M and GeForce MX230. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 470M and GeForce MX230, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 470M and GeForce MX230. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 470M 6.40 +11.7%
GeForce MX230 5.73
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 470M 2003
GeForce MX230 3364 +67.9%
GTX 470M 1949
GeForce MX230 1987 +1.9%
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 470M and GeForce MX230 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
11.7% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (192 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (60 vs 48.06 GB/s)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Much newer (15 February 2019 vs 1 November 2010)
More pipelines (384 vs 288)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (10 vs 75 watts)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
So, GTX 470M or MX230?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 470M and GeForce MX230, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.