NVIDIA GeForce MX230 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 9

General info

Comparison of GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 9 architecture, market type and release date.
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Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
Release date
21 February 2019
26 October 2017

Technical specs

GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 9'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 9's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
1519 MHz
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Boost Clock
1582 MHz
1300 MHz
Transistor count
1,800 million
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Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
10 Watt
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Texture fill rate
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 9 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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PCIe 3.0 x16
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Supplementary power connectors
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Parameters of memory installed on GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 9: 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
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Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
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Memory bus width
64 Bit
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Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
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Memory bandwidth
48.06 GB/s
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Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 9. 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
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Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 9. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GPU Boost
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GeForce Experience
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 9, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 (12_1)
DirectX 12_1
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 9. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GeForce MX230 9.10
RX Vega 9 15.05 +65.4%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GeForce MX230 183041 +38.7%
RX Vega 9 131922

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GeForce MX230 15797
RX Vega 9 19255 +21.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GeForce MX230 2299
RX Vega 9 2524 +9.8%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GeForce MX230 2468
RX Vega 9 2789 +13%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GeForce MX230 3364
RX Vega 9 4380 +30.2%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 9 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX230

Much newer (21 February 2019 vs 26 October 2017)
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)
Optimus Support

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 9

65.4% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
More pipelines (576 vs 256)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, MX230 or RX Vega 9?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX Vega 9.
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