AMD Radeon HD 6950M vs NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Comparison of Radeon HD 6950M and GeForce MX230 architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon HD 6950M 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 Radeon HD 6950M and GeForce MX230'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 Radeon HD 6950M 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.
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6950M 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6950M and GeForce MX230. 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 Radeon HD 6950M and GeForce MX230. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 6950M and GeForce MX230, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6950M and GeForce MX230. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
HD 6950M 6.91
GeForce MX230 7.72 +11.7%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
HD 6950M 2452
GeForce MX230 3364 +37.2%
Let's see how good Radeon HD 6950M and GeForce MX230 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6950M
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (960 vs 256)
Higher memory bandwidth (115.2 vs 48.06 GB/s)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX230
11.7% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (20 February 2019 vs 6 January 2011)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (10 vs 50 watts)
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)
So, HD 6950M or MX230?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce MX230.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 6950M and GeForce MX230, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.