NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 vs AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

Price now 5.95$
Games supported 59%
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1000MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
Radeon RX 6600 XT
  • Interface PCIe 4.0 x8
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 568$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating74257
Value for money3.3852.03
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)Navi / RDNA2 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameG92Navi 23
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date18 March 2008 (14 years ago)30 July 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$599 $379
Price now$5.95 (0x MSRP)$568 (1.5x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores128no data
CUDA cores256 (128 per GPU)no data
Core clock speed600 MHzno data
Number of transistors754 million11,060 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)197 Wattno data
Maximum GPU temperature105 °Cno data
Texture fill rate76.8 billion/sec331.4
Floating-point performance2x 384.0 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 x16PCIe 4.0 x8
Length10.5" (26.7 cm)190 mm
Height2-slotno data
Supplementary power connectors6-pin & 8-pinno data
SLI options+no data


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3no data
Maximum RAM amount512 MBno data
Memory bus width512 Bitno data
Memory clock speed1000 MHzno data
Memory bandwidth128 (64 per GPU)no data
Shared memoryno data-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsHDMIDual Link DVI1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort
Multi monitor support+no data
HDMI+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIFno data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)no data
Shader Model4.06.5
OpenGL2.1no data
OpenCL1.1no data
VulkanN/Ano data
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 2.73
RX 6600 XT 54.23
  • 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
RX 6600 XT 15815

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HDno data131
1440pno data77
4Kno data43

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 2.73 54.23
Novelty 18 March 2008 30 July 2021
Cost $599 $379
Chip lithography 65 nm 7 nm

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT

since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of GeForce 9800 GX2 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9800 GX2 from AMD is Radeon R5 M435, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Radeon R5 M435 Radeon R5 M435

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 9800 GX2:

Competitors of Radeon RX 6600 XT by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon RX 6600 XT's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce RTX 2070, which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2070

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User rating

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