NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1000MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2008
Performance 2.99

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. 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 dual-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

2.99%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce 9800 GX2's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating715
Value for money3.38
ArchitectureTesla
GPU code nameG92
Market segmentDesktop
Release date18 March 2008 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$599
Price now$5.95 (0x MSRP)of 10388 (Quadro GV100)
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Technical specs

GeForce 9800 GX2's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores128of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
CUDA cores256 (128 per GPU)
Core clock speed600 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors754 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology65 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)197 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature105 °C
Texture fill rate76.8 billion/secof 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance2x 384.0 gflopsof 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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length10.5" (26.7 cm)
Supplementary power connectors6-pin & 8-pin
SLI options+

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 typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width512 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth128 (64 per GPU)of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9800 GX2. 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 ConnectorsHDMIDual Link DVI
Multi monitor support+
HDMI+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIF

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9800 GX2, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL2.1of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

9800 GX2 2.99
  • Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

9800 GX2 797

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 9800 GX2 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 9800 GX2 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce 9800 GX2's AMD equivalent is Radeon R5 M435, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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