AMD Radeon R5 230: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R5 230

Summary

AMD started Radeon R5 230 sales 3 April 2014. This is TeraScale 2 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 4 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 10.67 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 168 mm. N / A power connector is required, and power consumption is at 19 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.12 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN RTX.

General info

Of Radeon R5 230's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.87
 
Architecture
TeraScale 2
 
Code name
Caicos
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
3 April 2014
 
Price now
$45
 
of 9999 (Quadro RTX 8000)

Technical specs

Radeon R5 230's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R5 230's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
160
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Transistor count
370 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
19 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
5 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
200.0 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R5 230's 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).
Bus support
PCIe 1.0 x4
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
168 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
N / A
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R5 230: 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
DDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory bandwidth
10.67 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R5 230.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 
Eyefinity
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R5 230. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
+
 
​PowerPlay
+
 
DDMA audio
-
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R5 230, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
OpenGL
4.4
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R5 230. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

0.12

Passmark

247

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon R5 230 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R5 230 performance compared to its nearest competitors.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R5 230 from NVIDIA is GeForce 8600 GT, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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