NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 9800 GX2 sales 18 March 2008 at a recommended price of 599 USD. This is a Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 2x 0.5 GB 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). An additional 6-pin & 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 197 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 5.81 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Code name
G92
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
18 March 2008
 
Launch price (MSRP)
599 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2x 128
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
256 (128 per GPU)
 
Core clock speed
1500MHz
 
Transistor count
754 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
197 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
76.8 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2x 384.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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 the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
Height
2-slot
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 8-pin
 
SLI options
Quad
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
2x 0.5 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1000MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
128 (64 per GPU)
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
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 supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
OpenGL
2.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
5.81
 
 
Passmark
800
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
0.25
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9800 GX2 from AMD is Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop), which is faster by 13%.

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