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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9800M GTS SLI GeForce 9800M GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 856% 1329%
Cyberpunk 2077 1214% 1863%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 490% 781%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1214% 1863%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 856% 1329%
Doom Eternal 722% 1128%
FIFA 20 409% 661%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1361% 2083%
Need For Speed Heat 856% 1329%
Halo: Reach 204% 354%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GTS SLI are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT.

Both the GeForce 9800M GTS SLI and the GeForce 9800M GT were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The 9800M GTS 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. This is supported by the fact that the 9800M GTS also has superior memory performance overall.

The 9800M GTS has 51.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 9800M GT, which means that the memory performance of the 9800M GTS is much better than the GeForce 9800M GT.

The GeForce 9800M GTS SLI has 128 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the 9800M GTS is 77 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is 120. The GeForce 9800M GT having 43 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 9800M GTS performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 9800M GTS SLI requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT requires 65 Watts. The 9800M GTS requires 85 Watts more than the GeForce 9800M GT to run. The difference is significant enough that the 9800M GTS may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 9800M GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG94 (x2)G92
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jul 2008vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth102.4GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs96
Actual Shader Performance4%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 Power150 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 9800M GTS SLI is a solution of two GeForce 9800M GTS put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce 9800M GTS to know more about its chip.
As usual, SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, up to X% better than a single GeForce 9800M GTS performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports SLI or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single GeForce 9800M GTS.
A few demanding games will run at the highest settings with fluent frame rates (30+) but overall most games will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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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