GeForce 830M 2GB Review
GeForce 830M 2GB is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Maxwell architecture.
The Maxwell architecture features many improvements and among them is the extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
It equips a GPU codenamed GM108 which has 2 SM activated and thus offers 256 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1082MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The Frame Buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 900MHz.
DirectX 11.2 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.
With a rated board TDP of 25W, it will only be equipped in average sized notebooks.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is over 20% faster than the older GeForce GT 730M. Therefore, it should match GeForce GT 740M.
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce 830M 2GB.