NVIDIA GeForce MX230 vs Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)

General info

Comparison of GeForce MX230 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Gen. 11 Ice Lake
Code name
GP108
 
Ice Lake G4 Gen. 11
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
21 February 2019
 
28 May 2019

Technical specs

GeForce MX230 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)'s general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce MX230 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
256
 
48
Core clock speed
1519 MHz
 
300 MHz
Boost Clock
1582 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Transistor count
1,800 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
10 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
10 Watt
 
no data
Texture fill rate
25.31
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce MX230 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 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 size
medium sized
 
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Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce MX230 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU): 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
GDDR5
 
DDR4
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
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Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
no data
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
no data
Memory bandwidth
48.06 GB/s
 
no data
Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce MX230 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU). 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 Connectors
No outputs
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce MX230 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU). You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GPU Boost
+
 
no data
GameWorks
+
 
-
Optimus
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
GeForce Experience
+
 
no data
Quick Sync
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce MX230 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
DirectX 12_1
OpenGL
4.6
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce MX230 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GeForce MX230 9.10
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 9.78 +7.5%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GeForce MX230 183041 +58.4%
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 115584

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GeForce MX230 15797 +5.9%
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 14917

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GeForce MX230 2299 +19.6%
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 1922

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GeForce MX230 2468 +20.9%
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 2041

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GeForce MX230 3364 +4.4%
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) 3222

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce MX230 and Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU) are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX230

More pipelines (256 vs 48)
Vulcan 1.1
GPU Boost 3.0
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
GameWorks
Optimus Support

Advantages of Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)

7.5% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (28 May 2019 vs 21 February 2019)
Finer manufacturing process technology (10 vs 14 nm)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)

So, MX230 or Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce MX230 and Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU). The differences in performance seem too small.
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