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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R5 230 GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 2411% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2197% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2122% 2996%
FIFA 21 1167% 1665%
Watch Dogs Legion 2322% 3275%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2122% 2996%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3500% 4915%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3433% 4823%
Godfall 3978% 5581%
Genshin Impact 2411% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R5 230 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT.

The Radeon R5 230 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6800 XT, and so the Radeon R5 230 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 6800 XT when running the latest games.

The Radeon R5 230 has 768 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6800 XT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon R5 230 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 6800 XT has 2.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R5 230, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is marginally better than the Radeon R5 230.

The Radeon R5 230 has 160 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 XT has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R5 230 is 50 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is 4. The Radeon R5 230 having 46 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R5 230 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 6800 XT.

The Radeon R5 230 requires 19 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6800 XT. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the Radeon R5 230.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs337 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Caicos PRO-LNV40/NV41
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date03 Apr 2014vs02 Jan 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
3.2
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1600x900
2.4
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1920x1080
1.7
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2560x1440
1.2
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed533 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth8.5GB/secvs11.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units160vs12
Actual Shader Performance2%vs0%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate5 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.5 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power19 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs9.0c
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.3vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G1830 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R5 230 is an entry-level Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Terascale Architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Terascale 2 Architecture is still manufactured with a 40nm technology and despite allowing more Stream Cores, their design remains more or less the same compared to the first variant.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed Caicos XT which has 2 Compute Units activated and thus offers 160 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Operates at 625MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 533MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for HD3D, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 19W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Radeon R5 230 is a direct re-brand of Radeon HD 6450 v3.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance around of a GeForce GT 420.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 2GB of RAM for a system with Radeon R5 230.
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