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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 230M Quadro FX 1600M
Cyberpunk 2077 1886% 2050%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1732% 1884%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1939% 2107%
Genshin Impact 1904% 2069%
eFootball PES 2021 911% 994%
Marvel's Avengers 1797% 1954%
Watch Dogs Legion 1833% 1992%
FIFA 21 911% 994%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 2772% 3009%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1673% 1819%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 230M are very slightly better than the Nvidia Quadro FX 1600M.

The GeForce GT 230M was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 1600M, and so the GeForce GT 230M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro FX 1600M.

The GeForce GT 230M has 512 MB more video memory than the Quadro FX 1600M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GT 230M also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GT 230M and the Quadro FX 1600M are the same, which means the GeForce GT 230M and the Quadro FX 1600M have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce GT 230M has 48 Shader Processing Units but the Quadro FX 1600M does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GT 230M transistor size technology is 40 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro FX 1600M. This means that the GeForce GT 230M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro FX 1600M. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce GT 230M should consume less power than the Quadro FX 1600M.

The GeForce GT 230M requires 23 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 1600M requires 50 Watts. The Quadro FX 1600M requires 27 Watts more than the GeForce GT 230M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Quadro FX 1600M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GT 230M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed500 MHzvs625 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT216-N10P-GE-A2G84M
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date15 Jun 2009vs01 Jun 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs-
Actual Shader Performance3%vs-
Technology40nmvs80nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate4 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections2vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power23 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.50GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 230M is a middle-class level GFX of the 200M Series released by NVIDIA in 2009/2010. The biggest hindrance it has is the fact that it only supports DirectX up to 10.1 so DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
It's based on the architecture 'GT216', same used on the entry GeForce GT 220 part of the desktop 200 Series. The performance should be lower than the desktop GT 220, due to the lower clock frequencies.
Demanding games should run at low or medium settings, depending on the resolution + DirectX version used. Very demanding games like Metro 2033 might be unplayable even at the lowest settings or only playable at the lowest resolution, which is unbearable, even to the casual gamer. Even old demanding games like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare cannot be played at MAX settings smoothly.
The Quadro line of GPU cards emerged in an effort at market segmentation by NVIDIA. In introducing Quadro, NVIDIA was able to charge a premium for essentially the same graphics hardware in professional markets, and direct resources to properly serve the needs of those markets. To differentiate their offerings, NVIDIA used driver software and firmware to enable features vital to segments of the workstation market; e.g., high performance anti-aliased lines and two-sided lighting were reserved for the Quadro product. In addition, improved support through a certified driver program was put in place. These features were of little value in the gaming markets that NVIDIA's products already sold to, but prevented high end customers from using the less expensive products. This practice continues even today although some products use higher capacity faster memory.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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