NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS SLI: specs and benchmarks

Price now 149$
Games supported 65%
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed 600
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 800
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2008
Performance 5.80


NVIDIA started GeForce 9800M GTS SLI sales 15 July 2008. This is G9x architecture notebook card based on 55/65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 800 GHz are supplied.

Power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


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

General info

Of GeForce 9800M GTS SLI's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating533
Value for money1.22
GPU code nameNB9E-GT
Market segmentLaptop
Release date15 July 2008 (13 years ago)
Price now$149 of 12999 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money

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Technical specs

GeForce 9800M GTS SLI's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 9800M GTS SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores128of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed600 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors1508 Millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology55/65 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9800M GTS SLI'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 sizelarge
SLI options+


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9800M GTS SLI: 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 width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed800 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Shared memory-

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9800M GTS SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce 9800M GTS SLI. 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.

9800M GTS SLI 5.80
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

9800M GTS SLI 5663

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 9800M GTS SLI 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 9800M GTS SLI performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9800M GTS SLI from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 5850, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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