NVIDIA GeForce MX230 vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
Comparison of GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 9 architecture, market type and release date.
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
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
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.
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
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.
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.
APIs supported by GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 9, sometimes including their particular versions.
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%
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)
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)
Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
65.4% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
More pipelines (576 vs 256)
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.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce MX230 and Radeon RX Vega 9, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.