NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX vs RTX 3070 Mobile

General info

Comparison of GeForce 9800 GTX and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.63
 
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Architecture
Tesla
 
Ampere
Code name
G92
 
GN20-E5 GA104
Type
Desktop
 
Laptop
Release date
28 March 2008
 
4 January 2021
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
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Price now
$161
 
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Technical specs

GeForce 9800 GTX and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile'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 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
5120
CUDA cores
128
 
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Core clock speed
675 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
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1620 MHz
Transistor count
754 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
115 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
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Texture fill rate
43.2 billion/sec
 
287.0
Floating-point performance
432.1 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9800 GTX and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile 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.
Laptop size
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large
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
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Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
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Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
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Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
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SLI options
+
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9800 GTX and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile: 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
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1100 MHz
 
12 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
70.4 GB/s
 
320.0 GB/s
Shared memory
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9800 GTX and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
HDTVDual Link DVI
 
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Multi monitor support
+
 
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HDMI
Via Adapter
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
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Audio input for HDMI
S/PDIF
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9800 GTX and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
4.0
 
6.5
OpenGL
2.1
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2
CUDA
+
 
8.5

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 9800 GTX and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

2100.7% faster (about 22 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (4 January 2021 vs 28 March 2008)
More pipelines (5120 vs 128)
Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 70.4 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (115 vs 140 watts)

So, 9800 GTX or RTX 3070 Mobile?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile.
Be aware that GeForce 9800 GTX is a desktop card while GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile is a notebook one.
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