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Gaming Performance Comparison

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Game Radeon R5 230 Asus Silent 1GB Edition GeForce 6800 XT
Cyberpunk 2077 2411% 3398%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2197% 3100%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2122% 2996%
Watch Dogs Legion 2322% 3275%
FIFA 21 1167% 1665%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2122% 2996%
Godfall 3978% 5581%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3433% 4823%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 3500% 4915%
Genshin Impact 2411% 3398%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R5 230 Asus Silent 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT.

The R5 230 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6800 XT, and so the 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 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 R5 230 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 6800 XT has 1.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R5 230, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is marginally better than the R5 230.

The Radeon R5 230 Asus Silent 1GB Edition has 160 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 XT has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the R5 230 is 50 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 XT is 4. The R5 230 having 46 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R5 230 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 6800 XT.

The Radeon R5 230 Asus Silent 1GB Edition requires 19 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 6800 XT. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the 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

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed600 MHzvs350 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth9.6GB/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%

GPU Display

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

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power19 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 25 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.3vs1.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R5 230 Asus Silent 1GB Edition is a special edition of the entry-level Radeon R5 230.
It's only relevant new feature is the Silent Passive Cooling System which produces no noise and the slight increase in the operating memory clock from 533MHz to 600MHz.
Expect a 1% performance boost over the reference card in some games and under certain circumstances.
The groundbreaking new NVIDIA GeForce 6800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and their revolutionary technologies power worlds where reality and fantasy meet; worlds in which new standards are set for visual realism and quality, performance, and video functionality. The GeForce 6800 GPUs deliver powerful, elegant graphics to drench your senses, immersing you in unparalleled worlds of visual effects for the ultimate PC experience.
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