NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850A vs 9800

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850A
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Tesla
Code name
GM107
 
G92
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
17 March 2014
 
28 March 2008
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$299

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
640
 
128
CUDA cores
no data
 
128
Core clock speed
902 MHz
 
1688 MHz
Boost Clock
936 MHz
 
no data
Transistor count
1,870 million
 
754 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
140 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
no data
 
105 °C
Texture fill rate
37.44 GTexel / s
 
43.2 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
1,198 gflops
 
432.1 gflops

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).
Bus support
no data
 
PCI-E 2.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
no data
 
10.5" (26.7 cm)
Height
no data
 
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
2x 6-pin
SLI options
-
 
2-way3-way

Memory

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.
Memory type
DDR3
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Display Connectors
no data
 
HDTVDual Link DVI
Multi monitor support
no data
 
+
HDMI
-
 
Via Adapter
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
 
2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI
no data
 
S / PDIF

Technologies

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.
3D Vision
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 850A and GeForce 9800 GTX, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
2.1

Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

GTX 850A 1049 +36.4%
9800 GTX 769

Gaming performance

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)
3D Vision
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.

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