NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 vs GTX 850A
Comparison of GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 850A architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 850A'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 and GeForce GTX 850A's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
256 (128 per GPU)
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
2x 384.0 gflops
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 850A 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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
10.5" (26.7 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 8-pin
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 850A: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
128 (64 per GPU)
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 850A. 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.
2x DVI, 1x HDMI
HDMIDual Link DVI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 850A. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 850A, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 850A. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
9800 GX2 3.68
GTX 850A 4.84 +31.5%
9800 GX2 797
GTX 850A 1049 +31.6%
Let's see how good GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 850A are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2
Wider memory bus (512 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (128 vs 28.8 GB/s)
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)
3D Vision Surround
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850A
31.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (17 March 2014 vs 18 March 2008)
More pipelines (640 vs 128)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (45 vs 197 watts)
So, 9800 GX2 or GTX 850A?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850A.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce 9800 GX2 and GeForce GTX 850A, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.