NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX SLI: specs and benchmarks



NVIDIA started GeForce 9800M GTX SLI sales 15 July 2008. This is G9x architecture notebook card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 0.8 GHz are supplied.

Power consumption is at 150 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 7.22 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

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

Technical specs

GeForce 9800M GTX SLI'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 GTX SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
500 MHz
Transistor count
3016 Million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
150 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9800M GTX 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 size

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9800M GTX 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 type
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
800 MHz
Shared memory


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

API support

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

Video card benchmarks performance

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

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce 9800M GTX SLI 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

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9800M GTX SLI from AMD is Radeon R7 M445, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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