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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.

The performance should be similar to the older GeForce MX130 and 940MX version (see our extensive benchmarks). Demanding games may not run fluently even in the lowest detail settings. Less demanding games like Fifa 18 (with a powerful CPU) or Overwatch are also playable in medium settings.

The TDP of the card should be rated at about 15 to 30 Watt (depending on the version, clock speeds and memory). Therefore, the GPU is best suited for laptops from 13-inch and up.

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
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 - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 8886     avg: 9958.7     median: 10178 (17%)     max: 10812 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 15299     avg: 16362.7     median: 15790 (9%)     max: 17999 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 2154     avg: 2277.3     median: 2202 (8%)     max: 2476 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2287     avg: 2461.7     median: 2369 (6%)     max: 2729 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3539     avg: 3609.3     median: 3570 (11%)     max: 3719 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 3318     avg: 3409.3     median: 3328 (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 detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

The Division 2

The Division 2

2019
low 1280x720
43  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
13  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
10  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
6  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Dirt Rally 2.0

Dirt Rally 2.0

2019
low 1280x720
71  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
22.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
17.5  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Anthem

Anthem

2019
low 1280x720
22.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
12.3  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
11.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
9.8  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Far Cry New Dawn

Far Cry New Dawn

2019
low 1280x720
32  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
15  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
13  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus

2019
low 1280x720
25.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
4.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
3.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4.5  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Apex Legends

Apex Legends

2019
low 1280x720
45.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
17.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
14.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
12.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
low 1280x720
30.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
17.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
12.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
10.9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 1280x720
69.3  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
19.8  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
15.9  fps    + Compare