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NVIDIA GeForce MX230

NVIDIA GeForce MX230

The Nvidia GeForce MX230 is an entry-level dedicated  laptop graphics card with DirectX 12 support (FL 12_1) based (most likely) on the Pascal architecture (and not Maxwell as the older MX130). Similar to the faster MX250, the MX230 is based on the GP108 chip.

Features

The GP108 chip is manufactured in a 14 nm FinFET process at Samsung (LPP) and offers a number of new features, including support for DisplayPort 1.4 (ready), HDMI 2.0b, HDR and improved H.265 video de- and encoding (PlayReady 3.0). 4K HDR with Netflix, however, wont run due to the minimum 3 GB graphics memory that is required. Compared to the bigger Pascal chips, the small GP108 does not support Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) for VR and G-Sync. A full list of improvements and the new Pascal desktop GPUs is available in our dedicated Pascal architecture article.

Performance

Thanks to the newer Pascal architecture, the MX230 is significantly faster than the old GeForce MX130 (Maxwell based). Demanding games of 2019 run only in lowest resolution and detail settings and may stutter (e.g. Anno 1800 or Rage 2 ran with under 30fps in our benchmarks). Less demanding games like Overwatch, Fifa 19 or Rocket League, however, can be played in higher detail and resolution settings without stuttering (see benchmarks below).

Power Consumption

The MX230 is manufactured in 14nm at Samsung and due to the low shader count and 64 Bit memory bus, the power consumption is rather low. Therefore, the chip can be also used for small and thin laptops. In our power tests, the faster MX250 needed 22% more power (Furmark load) and the old MX130 even 38% more. The integrated UHD Graphics 620 needed on average only 17% less power at a much lower performance.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce MX200 Series
GeForce MX250 (compare) 384 @ 1518 - 1582 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce MX230 256 @ 1519 - 1531 (Boost) MHz64 Bit @ 7000 MHz
CodenameN17S-G0
ArchitecturePascal
Pipelines256 - unified
Core Speed1519 - 1531 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed7000 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1), Shader 5.0
Transistor Count1800 Million
technology14 nm
FeaturesVulcan 1.1, GPU Boost 3.0, Optimus, PhysX, CUDA, GeForce Experience, GameWorks
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement20.02.2019
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttps://www.geforce.com/hardware/noteboo...

Benchmarks

3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 797     avg: 872     median: 882 (6%)     max: 937 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 710     avg: 777.7     median: 786 (5%)     max: 837 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 183041     avg: 186091     median: 186091 (35%)     max: 189141 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 74932     avg: 75284     median: 75284 (10%)     max: 75636 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 8886     avg: 10456.2     median: 10746 (17%)     max: 11659 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 15299     avg: 16429.4     median: 15803 (9%)     max: 17999 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 2154     avg: 2351.6     median: 2395 (9%)     max: 2531 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2287     avg: 2541.2     median: 2566 (6%)     max: 2755 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 75641     avg: 88581.7     median: 94301 (13%)     max: 95803 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3539     avg: 3644.2     median: 3673 (10%)     max: 3720 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 3318     avg: 3434.8     median: 3399 (7%)     max: 3582 points
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 1920x1080 +
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

GRID 2019

GRID 2019

2019
low 1280x720
46.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
19.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Ghost Recon Breakpoint

2019
low 1280x720
28  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
14  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
13  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
FIFA 20

FIFA 20

2019
low 1280x720
73.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
62.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
55.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
46.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
39.6  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
16  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
7.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Control

Control

2019
low 1280x720
34.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
11  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
7.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F1 2019

F1 2019

2019
low 1280x720
62  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
25  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
20  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.