NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS


NVIDIA started GeForce 9800M GTS sales 29 July 2008. This is Tesla architecture notebook card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 0.5 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 75 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 4.74 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce 9800M GTS's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Release date
29 July 2008

Technical specs

GeForce 9800M GTS's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 9800M GTS's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
Core clock speed
600 MHz
Transistor count
505 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
192 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9800M GTS's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9800M GTS: 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
Maximum RAM amount
0.5 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth
51.2 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)
Shared memory


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 9800M GTS. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
PureVideo HD

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9800M GTS, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 10, Shader 4.0

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 9800M GTS. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark Vantage Performance
Unigine Heaven 3.0

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce 9800M GTS is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
medium / 768p
high / 768p

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9800M GTS from AMD is Radeon HD 7690M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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