NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 9800 GX2 sales 18 March 2008 at a recommended price of $599. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2x 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1 GHz are supplied, and together with 512 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 128 (64 per GPU).

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). 6-pin & 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 197 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.74 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of GeForce 9800 GX2's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Code name
G92
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
18 March 2008
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

GeForce 9800 GX2'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 GX2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2x 128
 
CUDA cores
256 (128 per GPU)
 
Core clock speed
1500 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
754 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
197 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
76.8 billion / sec
 
Floating-point performance
2x 384.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9800 GX2'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).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 8-pin
 
SLI options
Quad
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9800 GX2: 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
2x 512 MB
 
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
128 (64 per GPU)
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9800 GX2.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI
 
Display Connectors
HDMIDual Link DVI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 9800 GX2. 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 GX2, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
10.0
 
OpenGL
2.1
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 9800 GX2. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

3.74

Passmark

800

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 9800 GX2 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.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

GeForce 9800 GX2 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

9800 GX2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

GeForce 9800 GX2 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

9800 GX2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

GeForce 9800 GX2 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

9800 GX2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

GeForce 9800 GX2 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

9800 GX2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

GeForce 9800 GX2 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

9800 GX2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

GeForce 9800 GX2 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

9800 GX2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

GeForce 9800 GX2 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

9800 GX2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

GeForce 9800 GX2 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

9800 GX2
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

GeForce 9800 GX2 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

9800 GX2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

GeForce 9800 GX2 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

9800 GX2
minimum Athlon 64 2000+
recommended Athlon 64 2000+

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 9800 GX2 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9800 GX2 from AMD is Radeon HD 7650A, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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