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GeForce GT 230

The GeForce GT 230 is clocked at 650 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 78.


Nvidia GeForce GT 230

help iconCore Speed650 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size55nm
help iconArchitectureTesla G94-300-B1help iconTexture Mapping Units24
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportnohelp iconTexture Rate15.6 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units16
help iconRelease Date12 Oct 2009help iconPixel Rate10.4 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power75Whelp iconDirectX10
help iconMemory512MBhelp iconShader Model4.0
help iconMemory Speed900MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version3.1
help iconMemory Bus256 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeGDDR3help iconHDMI Connections1
help iconSPUs48help iconDVI Connections1
help iconSPU Performance78help iconVGA Connections1

GeForce GT 230 compatibility review

Overall, the Nvidia GeForce GT 230 has poor performance. This should be expected only from older dedicated graphics cards, so this graphics card should definitely be avoided if building a system to power modern applications and games. This graphics card is now over 11 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. The driver support for the Nvidia GeForce GT 230 is now fairly poor, so don't count on any new game optimizations. You may also encounter more and more graphical oddities as newer games are released.

At this performance level you would be better off getting a CPU with an integrated GPU, because a dedicated graphics card like the Nvidia GeForce GT 230 would not be worth the extra investment, and an integrated solution would be much cheaper, produce less heat, and require less power. We would recommend an Intel Iris GPU on one of the latest Intel Haswell processors, such as the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop, or one of AMD's latest APU Family graphics solutions such as the Radeon HD 8670D.

With an effective SPU count of 78, the Nvidia GeForce GT 230 processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 75 Watts, however.

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GeForce GT 230 Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag 25
Far Cry 3 30
Battlefield 3 38
Crysis 3 33
Need For Speed: Most Wanted 2 14
The Elder Scrolls V 38
Assassins Creed 3 33
Tomb Raider 30
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