NVIDIA GeForce MX230: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce MX230
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1519
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 7.11

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce MX230 sales 20 February 2019. This is Pascal architecture notebook card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 48.06 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 10 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

7.11%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce MX230's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating482
Value for money1.58
ArchitecturePascal
GPU code nameN17S-G0
Market segmentLaptop
Release date20 February 2019 (2 years ago)
Price now$1221 of 9999 (Radeon Pro Vega II)
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Technical specs

GeForce MX230's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce MX230's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores256of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed1519 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Boost clock speed1531 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors1,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)10 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate25.31of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce MX230's 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.

Laptop sizemedium sized
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on 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.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed7000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth48.06 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce MX230. 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

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce MX230. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce MX230, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce MX230. 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.

GeForce MX230 7.11
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • Passmark

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

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Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

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3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

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Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

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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.

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Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce MX230 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.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

1080p21

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 13
Battlefield 5 20
Far Cry 5 15
Far Cry New Dawn 15
Forza Horizon 4 21
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10
Battlefield 5 16
Far Cry 5 13
Far Cry New Dawn 13
Forza Horizon 4 16
Metro Exodus 4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 9
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 15

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6
Battlefield 5 12
Far Cry 5 12
Far Cry New Dawn 12
Forza Horizon 4 12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce MX230 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce MX230's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 7770M, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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