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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game NVS 5400M GeForce 9800M GT
Halo: Reach 363% 354%
Cyberpunk 2077 1900% 1863%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1356% 1329%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 798% 781%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1356% 1329%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1900% 1863%
Doom Eternal 1152% 1128%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2124% 2083%
FIFA 20 676% 661%
Need For Speed Heat 1356% 1329%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT are marginally better than the Nvidia NVS 5400M.

The NVS 5400M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 9800M GT, and so the NVS 5400M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 9800M GT when running the latest games.

The NVS 5400M has 1536 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9800M GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 9800M GT has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the NVS 5400M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is slightly better than the NVS 5400M.

Both the NVS 5400M and the GeForce 9800M GT have 96 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the NVS 5400M is 127 and by the GeForce 9800M GT is 120. Knowing that the shader performance of the NVS 5400M is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The NVS 5400M transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9800M GT. This means that the NVS 5400M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9800M GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the NVS 5400M should consume less power than the GeForce 9800M GT.

The NVS 5400M requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT requires 65 Watts. The GeForce 9800M GT requires 30 Watts more than the NVS 5400M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 9800M GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the NVS 5400M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed660 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108G92
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2012vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs96
Actual Shader Performance6%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections0vs-
HDMI Connections0vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewNVS 5400M is a middle-class-level business card with support for special drivers that are certified for professional applications like Microsoft Office Suite, Hummingbird Exceed, Lotus Notes, etc.
Based on the Fermi GF108 architecture (same used on mid range GT 525M, GT 540M, GT 630M, etc) but with no driver support for games. Though unbelievable, its gaming performance is actually higher than GeForce GT 540M even though the clock frequencies are slightly lower.
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT GPUs deliver optimized performance for immersive gaming on-the-go. Powering the next generation of visual computing, blazing-fast mobile gaming, and the ultimate HD experience with PureVideo HD technology. This product is also enabled for CUDA applications and is NVIDIA PhysX-ready.
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