GeForce 9800 GT: specs and benchmarks


Aggregated performance score

GeForce 9800 GT provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.24% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090


NVIDIA started GeForce 9800 GT sales 21 July 2008 at a recommended price of $160 . This is a Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 0.9 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 57.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 9" (22.9 cm). 2x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 105 Watt.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce 9800 GT: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking1003
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation0.02
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG92
Market segmentDesktop
Release date21 July 2008 (15 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$160
Current price$154 (1x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce 9800 GT's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 9800 GT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores112of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores112
Core clock speed600 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors754 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology65 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)105 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Maximum GPU temperature105 °C
Texture fill rate33.6 billion/secof 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance336.0 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce 9800 GT and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length9" (22.9 cm)
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pin
SLI options+

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9800 GT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed900 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth57.6 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9800 GT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsHDTVDual Link DVI
Multi monitor support+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIF

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce 9800 GT, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL2.1of 4.6 (GeForce RTX 4090)

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce 9800 GT. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

9800 GT 1.24


This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 9800 GT is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Closest competitors

GeForce 9800 GT's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.

GeForce 9800 GT 100
GeForce 710A 99.19
GeForce 800A 99.19

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce 9800 GT is Radeon HD 5570, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

ATI HD 5570Radeon HD5570

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 9800 GT:

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

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Community ratings

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