AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 vs NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT SLI

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT SLI

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Vega
 
G9x
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
 
NB9E-GT2
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
26 October 2017
 
15 July 2008

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega 8 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 Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
192
Core clock speed
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500 MHz
Boost Clock
1200 MHz
 
no data
Transistor count
no data
 
1508 Million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
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130 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega 8 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
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large

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega 8 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
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GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
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512 MB
Memory bus width
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256 Bit
Memory clock speed
no data
 
800 MHz
Shared memory
-
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
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+
PureVideo HD
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+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 10, Shader 4.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX Vega 8 4.78 +132%
9800M GT SLI 2.06

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX Vega 8 10294 +64.2%
9800M GT SLI 6271

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 8

132% faster (about 2.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 15 July 2008)
More pipelines (512 vs 192)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 65 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

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, RX Vega 8 or 9800M GT SLI?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX Vega 8.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon RX Vega 8 and GeForce 9800M GT SLI, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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