R5 230 vs R5 Graphics

Price now 229$
Games supported 39%
AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
Radeon R5 Graphics
  • Interface IGP
  • Core clock speed 497 MHz
  • Max video memory System Shared
  • Memory type System Shared
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon R5 230
Radeon R5 230
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 4096 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 0
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 66$
Games supported 49%

General info

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

Place in performance ratingnot rated1065
Place by popularity99no data
ArchitectureGCN 2.0 (2013−2017)TeraScale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameSpectre SLCaicos
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Designno datareference
Release date17 September 2014
(8 years old)
3 April 2014
(8 years old)
Current price$229 $66
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 cores256160
Core clock speed497 MHzno data
Boost clock speed720 MHzno data
Number of transistors2,410 million370 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Watt19 Watt
Texture fill rate7.9525.000
Floating-point performance388.1 gflops200.0 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).

Bus supportno dataPCIe 1.0 x4
InterfaceIGPPCIe 2.0 x16
Lengthno data168 mm
Supplementary power connectorsno dataN/A


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 typeSystem SharedDDR3
Maximum RAM amountSystem Shared4 GB
Memory bus widthSystem Shared64 Bit
Memory clock speedSystem Sharedno data
Memory bandwidthno data10.67 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 ConnectorsNo outputs1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Eyefinityno data1
HDMIno data+
DisplayPort supportno data-


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

AppAccelerationno data-
CrossFireno data1
Endurono data-
HD3Dno data-
PowerTuneno data-
TrueAudiono data-
ZeroCoreno data-
​PowerPlayno data+
DDMA audiono data-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (12_0)DirectX® 11
Shader Model6.05.0
Vulkan1.2.131no data
Mantleno data-

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 17 September 2014 3 April 2014
Pipelines / CUDA cores 256 160
Chip lithography 28 nm 40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 15 Watt 19 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
Radeon R5 Graphics


AMD Radeon R5 230
Radeon R5 230

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Competitors of Radeon R5 Graphics by NVIDIA

It seems that there's no NVIDIA equivalent for Radeon R5 Graphics. The nearest candidate is GeForce GT 240, however, it's 0% faster and higher by 0 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 GeForce GT 240

Competitors of Radeon R5 230 by NVIDIA

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to Radeon R5 230 by NVIDIA is GeForce GT 220, which is slower by 4% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 GeForce GT 220

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