NVIDIA GeForce MX230 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)

General info

Comparison of GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000) architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Pascal
 
Vega
Code name
GP108
 
Vega Raven Ridge
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
21 February 2019
 
7 January 2018

Technical specs

GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)'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 Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
256
 
384
Core clock speed
1519 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
1582 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Transistor count
1,800 million
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
10 Watt
 
no data
Texture fill rate
25.31
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 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 Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000): 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
 
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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 Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000). 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 Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000). 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

API support

APIs supported by GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000), 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 Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GeForce MX230 7.73 +5.9%
RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 7.30

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GeForce MX230 183041 +93.8%
RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 94451

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GeForce MX230 15797
RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 16787 +6.3%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GeForce MX230 2299 +13.5%
RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 2025

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GeForce MX230 2468 +9.9%
RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 2245

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GeForce MX230 3364 +12.5%
RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000) 2991

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000) are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX230

5.9% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (21 February 2019 vs 7 January 2018)
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

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)

More pipelines (384 vs 256)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, MX230 or RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce MX230 and AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000). The differences in performance seem too small.
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