AMD Radeon R5 M230: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R5 M230

Summary

AMD started Radeon R5 M230 sales 7 January 2014. This is GCN 1.0 architecture notebook card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 4096 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1000 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 16 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x8 interface.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.14 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R5 M230's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Jet
 
Type
Laptop
 
Release date
7 January 2014
 

Technical specs

Radeon R5 M230'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 M230's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Compute units
5
 
Core clock speed
780 MHz
 
Boost Clock
855 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Texture fill rate
17.10
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
547.2 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R5 M230's 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.
Bus support
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R5 M230: 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
 
of 32
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
16 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R5 M230.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R5 M230. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
+
 
Enduro
+
 
HD3D
+
 
PowerTune
+
 
DualGraphics
+
 
ZeroCore
+
 
Switchable graphics
+
 
Eyefinity
+
 
PowerPlay
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R5 M230, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
OpenGL
4.4
 
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
Mantle
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R5 M230. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3.05
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
4814.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
720.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
771.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
1175.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
323.34
 
 
Passmark
571
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
1280
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R5 M230. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
49 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon R5 M230 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.03
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
95.16
At recommended settings
86.13
New games support
44
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
130.90
 
medium / 768p
38.90
 
high / 1080p
16.10
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
38.60
 
medium / 768p
26.10
 
high / 768p
17.40
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
22.10
 
medium / 768p
15.40
 
high / 768p
9.80
 
ultra / 1080p
4.10
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
low / 768p
51.80
 
medium / 768p
25.80
 
high / 768p
16.80
 
ultra / 1080p
8.60
 
X-Plane 10.25 (2013)
low / 768p
53.30
 
medium / 768p
27.25
 
high / 768p
10.60
 
ultra / 1080p
9.10
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
64.55
 
medium / 768p
40.05
 
high / 768p
29.00
 
ultra / 1080p
16.85
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
38.00
 
medium / 768p
25.20
 
high / 768p
17.10
 
World of Warcraft (2005)
low / 600p
100.00
 
medium / 768p
78.80
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R5 M230 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R5 M230 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 420M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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