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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition GeForce GT 230
Cyberpunk 2077 1156% 1089%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1048% 988%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1011% 953%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1667% 1574%
FIFA 21 533% 500%
Genshin Impact 1156% 1089%
Far Cry 6 1717% 1621%
Hitman 3 1533% 1447%
Watch Dogs Legion 1111% 1047%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1700% 1605%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 230 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition.

The GT 730 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 230, but the GeForce GT 230 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. As a result, the GeForce GT 230 exhibits a 4.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 730. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 730 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 230, but the GeForce GT 230 has 12 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. As a result, the GeForce GT 230 exhibits a 7.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 730. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 730 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GT 230, and so the GT 730 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GT 230 when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 1536 MB more video memory than the GeForce GT 230, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce GT 230 has superior memory performance.

The GeForce GT 230 has 28.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 730, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 230 is slightly better than the GT 730.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 230 has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 230 is 78. The GT 730 having 56 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GT 230 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 730 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 230. This means that the GT 730 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 230. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 730 should consume less power than the GeForce GT 230.

The GeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 230 requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 230. The GeForce GT 230 requires 26 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 230 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1Tesla G94-300-B1
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date18 Jun 2014vs12 Oct 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.3
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1600x900
3.8
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3.9
1920x1080
2.5
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2.6
2560x1440
1.9
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs57.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs48
Actual Shader Performance6%vs4%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs15.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs16
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs10.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 730 v3 Gigabyte 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class GeForce GT 730 v3.

This Edition comes with a special cooling solution which keeps the GPU cooler under load and no overclock out of the box.

Performance-wise, it's as fast as the reference GeForce GT 730 v3.
Overview
GeForce GT 230 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G94-300-B1 which has 3 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 650MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on level with a Radeon HD 5570, meaning it is slightly faster than the more recent Fermi GeForce GT 430.
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