Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 vs NVIDIA GeForce MX230

Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
NVIDIA GeForce MX230

General info

Comparison of Iris Pro Graphics P580 and GeForce MX230 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Generation 9.0
 
Pascal
Code name
Skylake GT4e
 
GP108
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
1 September 2015
 
21 February 2019

Technical specs

Iris Pro Graphics P580 and GeForce MX230's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Iris Pro Graphics P580 and GeForce MX230's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
576
 
256
Core clock speed
350 MHz
 
1519 MHz
Boost Clock
1100 MHz
 
1582 MHz
Transistor count
189 million
 
1,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm+
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
10 Watt
Texture fill rate
79.20
 
25.31

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Iris Pro Graphics P580 and GeForce MX230 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
no data
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x1
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Iris Pro Graphics P580 and GeForce MX230: 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
DDR3L/LPDDR3/DDR4
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
64 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
no data
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
no data
 
6008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
48.06 GB/s
Shared memory
+
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Iris Pro Graphics P580 and GeForce MX230.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Iris Pro Graphics P580 and GeForce MX230. 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 Iris Pro Graphics P580 and GeForce MX230, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Iris Pro Graphics P580 and GeForce MX230. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Iris Pro Graphics P580 4.21 +0.7%
GeForce MX230 4.18

Passmark

Iris Pro Graphics P580 2020 +0.5%
GeForce MX230 2009

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Iris Pro Graphics P580 and GeForce MX230 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580

0.7% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (576 vs 256)
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)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX230

Much newer (21 February 2019 vs 1 September 2015)
Less power hungry (10 vs 15 watts)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
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

So, Iris Pro Graphics P580 or MX230?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580 and NVIDIA GeForce MX230. The differences in performance seem too small.
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