710A vs 9800 GT

Price now 184$
Games supported 52%
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600MHz
  • Max video memory 1024
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 900MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce 710A
NVIDIA GeForce 710A
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 775 MHz
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 52%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating910907
Value for money0.03no data
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)Fermi 2.0 (2010−2014)
GPU code nameG92GF117
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date21 July 2008
(14 years old)
1 April 2013
(9 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$160 no data
Current price$184 (1.2x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores11296
CUDA cores112no data
Core clock speed600 MHz775 MHz
Number of transistors754 million585 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)105 Watt33 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature105 °Cno data
Texture fill rate33.6 billion/sec12.40
Floating-point performance336.0 gflops276.1 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length9" (22.9 cm)no data
Height1-slotno data
Width1-slotMXM Module
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pinno data
SLI options+no data


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

Memory typeGDDR3DDR3
Maximum RAM amount1 GB2 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed900 MHz1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth57.6 GB/s14.4 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsHDTVDual Link DVINo outputs
Multi monitor support+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIFno data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)12 (11_0)
Shader Model4.05.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 1.22
GeForce 710A 1.24
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This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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%

9800 GT 478
GeForce 710A 486

GeForce 710A outperforms GeForce 9800 GT by 2% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 1.22 1.24
Recency 21 July 2008 1 April 2013
Memory bus width 256 64
Pipelines / CUDA cores 112 96
Memory bandwidth 57.6 14.4
Chip lithography 65 nm 28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 105 Watt 33 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce 9800 GT


NVIDIA GeForce 710A
GeForce 710A

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of GeForce 9800 GT by AMD

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9800 GT by AMD is Radeon HD 5570, which is slower by 2% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

ATI Radeon HD 5570 Radeon HD 5570

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Competitors of GeForce 710A by AMD

The nearest GeForce 710A's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 7660D, which is faster by 2% and higher by 4 positions in our performance rating.

AMD Radeon HD 7660D Radeon HD 7660D

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User rating

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