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AMD Radeon R5 230

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How well can the Radeon R5 230 run games
4 Jul 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon R5 230 is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How many years will the Radeon R5 230 graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R5 230 in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon R5 230 graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R5 230? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 3033% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 852 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 2459% better and can meet 797 of their recommended requirements.
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The Radeon R5 230 is released on 03 Apr 2014

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GPU
Architecture
Terascale 2 Caicos PRO-L
Process
40nm
TMUs
8
Texture Rate
5 GTexel/s
ROPs
4
Pixel Rate
3 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units
160
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
2560x1600
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
1024 MB
Memory Speed
533 MHz
Memory Bus
64 Bit
Memory Type
DDR3
Memory Bandwidth
8.5GB/sec
L2 Cache
128KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
1
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
625 MHz
Power
Max Power
19 Watts
PSU
300 Watt & 22 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
2 GB
Best Resolution
1024 x 768
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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2.4
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Radeon R5 230 Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
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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Radeon R5 230 vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
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Death Stranding 1333% 2411%
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris 1189% 3256%
F1 2020 233% 2611%
Doom Eternal 2322% 2322%
Hyper Scape 989% 2122%
Radeon R5 230 Extras
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