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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_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

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
10.7 pt (11%)
3DMark - Time Spy Score 2560x1440
min: 786     avg: 851     median: 839.5 (6%)     max: 937 Points
3DMark - Time Spy Graphics 2560x1440
min: 698     avg: 758     median: 748 (5%)     max: 837 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score 1280x720 offscreen
min: 163728     avg: 178637     median: 183041 (34%)     max: 189141 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Graphics 1920x1080
min: 35141     avg: 61903     median: 74932 (10%)     max: 75636 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 8886     avg: 10432     median: 10529.5 (16%)     max: 11659 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 13376     avg: 15921     median: 15796.5 (8%)     max: 17999 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 2041     avg: 2300     median: 2298.5 (8%)     max: 2531 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2168     avg: 2479     median: 2467.5 (6%)     max: 2755 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 49120     avg: 78716     median: 84971 (11%)     max: 95803 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3316     avg: 3590     median: 3621.5 (9%)     max: 3720 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 3180     avg: 3392     median: 3363.5 (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.
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.
low 1280x720
55.5 61 67.7 ~ 61 fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
12.3 16.6 19.2 ~ 16 fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
5.8 7.9 9 ~ 8 fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
3.5 4.9 5.1 ~ 5 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Rage 2

Rage 2

2019
low 1280x720
24.5  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
10.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
4.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Anno 1800

Anno 1800

2019
low 1280x720
24.4  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
8.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
4.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
2.1  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
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.
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.