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AMD Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition

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How well can the Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition run games
9 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Based on current gaming requirements the Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition is considered one of the weakest cards and wont meet modern AAA game specs. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 11.

How many years will the Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition in your PC? You should definitely consider replacing this Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition graphics card, if it is still in your gaming PC.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which is 3089% more powerful and can run 922 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 4GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 2243% better and can run 724 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
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The Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition is released on the 03 Apr 2014
AMD PC game performance check Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition
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
2048 MB
Memory Speed
667 MHz
Memory Bus
64 Bit
Memory Type
DDR3
Memory Bandwidth
10.7GB/sec
L2 Cache
128KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
625 MHz
Power
Max Power
19 Watts
PSU
400 Watt & 25 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
4 GB
Best Resolution
1024 x 768
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Resolution Performance
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Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition is a special edition of the entry-level Radeon R5 230.
Its only relevant new feature is the increase in the operating memory clock from 533MHz to 667MHz.
Furthermore, the frame buffer was doubled to 2GB though this will not boost its performance and can be addressed as a gimmick - marketing to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.
Expect a 2% performance boost over the reference card in some games and under certain circumstances.


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Radeon R5 230 Sapphire 2GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
2322%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 1256% 2278%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1189% 2278%
Cyberpunk 2077 1367% 3167%
Borderlands 3 1433% 2411%
Need For Speed Heat 1233% 2278%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 0% 989%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 344% 3167%
The Outer Worlds 589% 1878%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1367% 3167%
FIFA 20 822% 1167%
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