Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 vs NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT SLI

Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT SLI

General info

Comparison of Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Generation 7.5
 
G9x
Code name
Haswell GT3e
 
NB9E-GT2
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
27 May 2013
 
15 July 2008

Technical specs

Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
192
Core clock speed
200 MHz
 
500 MHz
Boost Clock
1300 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
392 million
 
1508 Million
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
30 Watt
 
130 Watt
Texture fill rate
52 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
104.0 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI 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
medium sized
 
large
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and GeForce 9800M GT 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
System Shared
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
800 MHz
Shared memory
+
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
Quick Sync
+
 
n/d
PureVideo HD
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
 
DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
OpenGL
4.3
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Iris Pro Graphics 5200 4.89
9800M GT SLI 4.89

3DMark Vantage Performance

Iris Pro Graphics 5200 8692 +38.6%
9800M GT SLI 6271

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200

Much newer (27 May 2013 vs 15 July 2008)
More pipelines (320 vs 192)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (30 vs 130 watts)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT SLI

PureVideo HD
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)
PhysX-ready
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)

So, Iris Pro Graphics 5200 or 9800M GT SLI?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT SLI. The differences in performance seem too small.
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