Intel Iris Graphics 540 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 230

Description

This is a comprehensive analysis comparing the Intel Iris Graphics 540 on one side and NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 on the other side.

The first video card was released on Sep 1st, 2015. This GPU is equipped with System Shared of System Shared memory, with a bandwidth of System Dependent. The architecture of this card: base clock of 300 MHz and a boost clock of 1000 MHz, TDP of this video card is 15 W.

The second video card was released on Oct 12th, 2009 and comes with 0.5 GB of GDDR3 memory, with a bandwidth of 57.60 GB/s. This GPU also has a base clock of and a boost clock of , and it has a TDP of 75 W.

This table also comprises board specifications, pixel and texture filtration, launch price, and benchmarks such as G3DMark, PassMark G2D, 3DMark Firestrike, FPS, and Hashrate.

Key Differences

Advantages of Intel Iris Graphics 540:

  • Intel Iris Graphics 540 is newer: launch date is Sep 1st, 2015.
  • Passmark G3DMark is 74.12%: higher: 1252 vs 324.
  • Passmark PassMark G2D is 77.4%: higher: 323 vs 73.
  • Up to 79.69% higher in FLOPS: 768 GFLOPS vs 156 GFLOPS.
  • Consumes less energy: 75 W vs 15 W.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 230:

No advantages here...

Technical specifications

Intel Iris Graphics 540 NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
Graphics Processor
GPU Name: Intel Iris Graphics 540 NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
GPU Variant: - G94-300-B1
Processor: Generation 9.0 Tesla
Foundry: Intel TSMC
Technology: 14 nm+ 55 nm
Transistors: unknown 505 million
Die Size: unknown 196 mm²
General information
Release Date: Sep 1st, 2015 Oct 12th, 2009
Availability: - -
Generation: HD Graphics-M (Skylake) GeForce 200
Predecessor: - GeForce 9
Successor: - GeForce 400
Production: Active End-of-life
Launch Price: - -
Current Price: - -
Bus Interface: Ring Bus PCIe 2.0 x16
Reviews: 2 in our database -
Clock Speeds
Base Clock Speed: 300 MHz -
Boost Clock Speed: 1000 MHz -
SOC clock: - -
UVD clock: - -
Memory Clock: System Shared 900 MHz 1800 Mbps effective
Memory specs
RAM: System Shared 0.5 GB
Type of memory: System Shared GDDR3
Memory Bus: System Shared 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth: System Dependent 57.60 GB/s
Render Config
Shading Units: 384 48
TMUs: 48 24
ROPs: 6 16
Compute units: - -
Tensor Cores: - -
RT Cores: - -
L0 Cache: - -
L1 Cache: - -
L2 Cache: - 64 KB
L3 Cache: - -
Board specs
Slot Width: IGP Single-slot
Length: - -
Width: - -
Height: - -
TDP: 15 W 75 W
Suggested PSU: - 250 W
Outputs: No outputs No outputs
Power Connectors: - None
Part Number: - -
Board Number: - P545
Technology Support
DirectX: 12 (12_1) 11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL: 4.6 3.3
OpenCL: 6252 -
Vulkan: 2018 -
CUDA: - -
Shader Model: - -

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6 GPixel/s
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
10.4 GPixel/s
Texture Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
48 GTexel/s
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
15.6 GTexel/s
FP32 (float):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
768 GFLOPS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
156 GFLOPS
Unified Shaders:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
384
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
No data
Texture Mapping Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
48
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
No data
Render Output Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
No data

Benchmarks Performance Tests

Passmark (G3D):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
1252
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
324
PassMark (G2D):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
323
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
73
3DMark (Ice Storm):
Intel Iris Graphics 540
123587
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
No data
OpenCL:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6252
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
No data
Vulkan:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
2018
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
No data
METAL:
Intel Iris Graphics 540
6079
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
No data

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