NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 9800 GTX sales 28 March 2008 at a recommended price of 299 USD. This is a Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 0.5 GB 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 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5" (26.7 cm). An additional 2x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 140 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 4.78 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

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 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
128
 
Core clock speed
1688MHz
 
Transistor count
754 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
43.2 billion/sec
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
432.1 gflops
 

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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
SLI options
2-way3-way
 

Memory specs

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
0.5 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1100MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
70.4 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)

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.
OpenGL
2.1
 

Video card benchmarks 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
4.78
 
 
Passmark
769
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce 9800 GTX is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.06
 
 

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 6550D, which is slower by 4%.

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