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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R5 230 PowerColor 1GB Edition GeForce 6800 Ultra
Red Dead Redemption 2 2278% 2157%
Cyberpunk 2077 3167% 3001%
Doom Eternal 1944% 1841%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1367% 1292%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2278% 2157%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3167% 3001%
FIFA 20 1167% 1103%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3533% 3349%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3167% 3001%
Need For Speed Heat 2278% 2157%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R5 230 PowerColor 1GB Edition.

The R5 230 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, 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 Ultra when running the latest games.

The R5 230 has 768 MB more video memory than the GeForce 6800 Ultra, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 6800 Ultra has 24.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R5 230, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 6800 Ultra is slightly better than the R5 230.

The Radeon R5 230 PowerColor 1GB Edition has 160 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 6800 Ultra has 22. However, the actual shader performance of the R5 230 is 50 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 6800 Ultra is 9. The R5 230 having 41 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 6800 Ultra performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R5 230 PowerColor 1GB Edition requires 19 Watts to run and the GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 124 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R5 230. The GeForce 6800 Ultra requires 105 Watts more than the R5 230 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 6800 Ultra may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R5 230.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Caicos PRO-LNV40/NV45
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date03 Apr 2014vs01 Mar 2005
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
1.7
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2560x1440
1.3
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs550 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/secvs35.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units160vs22
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 Wattsvs124 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Amps-

GPU Features

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

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

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R5 230 PowerColor 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Entry-Level Radeon R5 230, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 667MHz and the Frame Buffer remains the same: 1GB.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon R5 230 PowerColor 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon R5 230.
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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