HD 6350 vs HD 6230

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.47
 
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Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
TeraScale 2
GPU code name
Cedar
 
Park
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
7 February 2011 (10 years ago)
 
2 July 2011 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$23
 
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Price now
$43 (1.9x MSRP)
 
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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 cores
80
 
80
Core clock speed
650 MHz
 
650 MHz
Number of transistors
292 million
 
292 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
19 Watt
 
19 Watt
Texture fill rate
5.200
 
5.200
Floating-point performance
104 gflops
 
104 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
168 mm
 
168 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

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 type
GDDR3
 
DDR2
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
800 MHz
 
1334 MHz
Memory bandwidth
6.4 GB/s
 
10.67 GB/s

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 Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
 
11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model
5.0
 
5.0
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.4
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
N/A
 
N/A

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.

HD 6350 0.53
HD 6230 0.67 +26.4%

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

HD 6350 140
HD 6230 179 +27.9%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6350 and Radeon HD 6230. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
10 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

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

HD 6350 satisfies 56% minimum and 48% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
56%
Recommended
48%
Minimum
56%
Recommended
48%

HD 6230 satisfies 59% minimum and 51% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
59%
Recommended
51%
Minimum
59%
Recommended
51%

Competitors of Radeon HD 6350 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6350 from NVIDIA is GeForce 6800 GT, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6350:

Competitors of Radeon HD 6230 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6230 from NVIDIA is GeForce 7600 GS, which is slower by 6% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6230:

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6350

We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6350 over AMD Radeon HD 6230.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6230

26.4% better performance in benchmarks

Somewhat newer (2 July 2011 vs 7 February 2011)

Higher memory bandwidth (10.67 vs 6.4 GB/s)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon HD 6230, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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