NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 9800 GTX sales 28 March 2008 at a recommended price of $299. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.1 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 70.4 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5" (26.7 cm). 2x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 140 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.20 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce 9800 GTX's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Code name
G92
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
28 March 2008
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 

Technical specs

GeForce 9800 GTX's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 9800 GTX's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
128
 
Core clock speed
1688 MHz
 
Transistor count
754 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
43.2 billion / sec
 
Floating-point performance
432.1 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9800 GTX's 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).
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
SLI options
2-way3-way
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9800 GTX: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1100 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
70.4 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9800 GTX.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
Display Connectors
HDTVDual Link DVI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
Via Adapter
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 9800 GTX. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9800 GTX, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
OpenGL
2.1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 9800 GTX. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

0.20

Passmark

769

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 9800 GTX is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 9800 GTX performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9800 GTX from AMD is Radeon HD 4810, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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