AMD Radeon VII vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 OEM

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
2.62
 
no data
Architecture
Vega
 
Tesla
GPU code name
Vega 20
 
G92B
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
7 February 2019 (2 years ago)
 
27 April 2009 (11 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
no data
Price now
$677
 
no data

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
3840
 
96
Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
500 MHz
Boost clock
1750 MHz
 
no data
Transistor count
13,230 million
 
754 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
55 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
295 Watt
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.0
 
24.00
Floating-point performance
no data
 
240 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 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
305 mm
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
HBM2
 
DDR2
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
1536 MB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
1024 GB/s
 
24 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. 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 HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model
6.4
 
4.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
3.3
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.1
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
N/A
CUDA
-
 
1.1

Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

Much newer (7 February 2019 vs 27 April 2009)

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 192 bit)

More pipelines (3840 vs 96)

Higher memory bandwidth (1024 vs 24 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 55 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 OEM

Lower power consumption (75 vs 295 watts)

So, VII or GT 230 OEM?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon VII and NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 OEM. We've got no test results to judge.

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