Submit Benchmarks!

Submit SSD Benchmark
Submit GPU Benchmark

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce GT 230 vs GeForce GTX 850M

Intro

The GeForce GT 230 features a core clock frequency of 550 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 800 MHz. It also features a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 32 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 850M, which features core speeds of 876 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM. It features 640 SPUs along with 40 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 850M 40 Watts
GeForce GT 230 65 Watts
Difference: 25 Watts (63%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GT 230 is 20% quicker than the GeForce GTX 850M in general, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GT 230 38400 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 850M 32000 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (20%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 850M should be a lot (about 298%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GT 230. (explain)

GeForce GTX 850M 35040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 230 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 26240 (298%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 850M should be a lot (approximately 219%) faster with regards to FSAA than the GeForce GT 230, and also able to handle higher resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 850M 14016 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 230 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9616 (219%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GT 230

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

GeForce GTX 850M

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce GT 230 GeForce GTX 850M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year October 2009 March 12 2014
Code Name GT218 GM107
Memory 1536 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 876 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 65 watts 40 watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8800 Mtexels/sec 35040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 14016 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 640
Texture Mapping Units 16 40
Render Output Units 8 16
Bus Type DDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 260 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GT 230

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

GeForce GTX 850M

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Comments

Be the first to leave a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti-Spam by WP-SpamShield