NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850A vs 9800
Comparison of GeForce GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
37.44 GTexel / s
43.2 billion / sec
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX 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 3.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
10.5" (26.7 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX: 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
28.8 GB / s
70.4 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
HDTVDual Link DVI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 850A 0.76 +31%
9800 GTX 0.58
GTX 850A 1049 +36.4%
9800 GTX 769
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850A
31% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (17 March 2014 vs 28 March 2008)
More pipelines (640 vs 128)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (45 vs 140 watts)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (70.4 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)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround
So, GTX 850A or 9800 GTX?
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 GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.