Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) vs NVIDIA GeForce MX230

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NVIDIA GeForce MX230
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1519
  • Max video memory 4 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7000
  • Maximum resolution
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
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  • Core clock speed 350
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 62%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating536585
Value for money1.60no data
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)Gen. 12 (2021)
GPU code nameN17S-G0Tiger Lake Xe
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date20 February 2019
(3 years old)
30 March 2021
(1 year old)
Current price$1221 no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores25616
Core clock speed1519 MHz350 MHz
Boost clock speed1531 MHz1450 MHz
Number of transistors1,800 millionno data
Manufacturing process technology14 nm10 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)10 Wattno data
Texture fill rate25.31no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce MX230 and UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 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 sizedno data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16no data
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5no data
Maximum RAM amount4 GBno data
Memory bus width64 Bitno data
Memory clock speed7000 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth48.06 GB/sno data
Shared memory-+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsno data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

Optimus+no data
Quick Syncno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_1)12_1
Shader Model6.4no data
OpenGL4.6no data
OpenCL1.2no data
Vulkan1.2.131no data
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 4.68
+20.9%
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 3.87
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GeForce MX230 3364
+100%
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 1679

GeForce MX230 outperforms UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) by 100% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GeForce MX230 2299
+77.1%
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 1298

GeForce MX230 outperforms UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) by 77% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GeForce MX230 2468
+80.4%
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 1368

GeForce MX230 outperforms UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) by 80% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GeForce MX230 15797
+56%
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 10124

GeForce MX230 outperforms UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) by 56% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GeForce MX230 183041
+175%
UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) 66471

GeForce MX230 outperforms UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H) by 175% in 3DMark Ice Storm GPU.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

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

Full HD21
+75%
12
−75%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
+12.5%
8−9
−12.5%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 13
+85.7%
7−8
−85.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3 no data
Battlefield 5 20
+100%
10
−100%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
+7.1%
14−16
−7.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
+12.5%
8−9
−12.5%
Far Cry 5 15
+87.5%
8
−87.5%
Far Cry New Dawn 15
+150%
6−7
−150%
Forza Horizon 4 21
+90.9%
10−12
−90.9%
Hitman 3 7−8
+75%
4−5
−75%
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
−40%
7
+40%
Red Dead Redemption 2 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 10
+0%
10−11
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
−20%
6
+20%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10
+42.9%
7−8
−42.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3 no data
Battlefield 5 16
+60%
10−11
−60%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
+7.1%
14−16
−7.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
+12.5%
8−9
−12.5%
Far Cry 5 13
+117%
6−7
−117%
Far Cry New Dawn 13
+117%
6−7
−117%
Forza Horizon 4 16
+45.5%
10−12
−45.5%
Hitman 3 7−8
+75%
4−5
−75%
Horizon Zero Dawn 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Metro Exodus 4
−50%
6−7
+50%
Red Dead Redemption 2 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 9
−11.1%
10−11
+11.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 15
+66.7%
9
−66.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 6
−16.7%
7−8
+16.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 2−3 no data
Battlefield 5 12
+20%
10−11
−20%
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
+12.5%
8−9
−12.5%
Far Cry 5 12
+100%
6−7
−100%
Far Cry New Dawn 12
+100%
6−7
−100%
Forza Horizon 4 12
+9.1%
10−12
−9.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9
+80%
5
−80%
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6
+66.7%
3−4
−66.7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%
Hitman 3 5−6
+25%
4−5
−25%
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
+40%
5−6
−40%
Metro Exodus 5−6
+0%
5−6
+0%
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
+33.3%
3−4
−33.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 8−9
+14.3%
7−8
−14.3%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+100%
1−2
−100%
Battlefield 5 0−1 no data
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
+0%
3−4
+0%
Far Cry 5 6−7
+50%
4−5
−50%
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
+50%
4−5
−50%
Forza Horizon 4 6−7
+50%
4−5
−50%
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3
+100%
1−2
−100%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
+33.3%
3−4
−33.3%
Hitman 3 4−5
+33.3%
3−4
−33.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
+0%
4−5
+0%
Metro Exodus 1−2 0−1
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4
+50%
2−3
−50%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2−3
+100%
1−2
−100%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4
+50%
2−3
−50%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 2−3
+100%
1−2
−100%
Cyberpunk 2077 2−3
+0%
2−3
+0%
Far Cry 5 5−6
+25%
4−5
−25%
Far Cry New Dawn 8−9
+0%
8−9
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 5−6
+25%
4−5
−25%
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3
+100%
1−2
−100%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 4.68 3.87
Recency 20 February 2019 30 March 2021
Pipelines / CUDA cores 256 16
Chip lithography 14 nm 10 nm

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce MX230
GeForce MX230

since it shows better performance.


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Competitors of GeForce MX230 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce MX230 from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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