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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 830M 2GB GeForce 9800M GT SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 653% 742%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 589% 670%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 567% 645%
Watch Dogs Legion 627% 712%
Godfall 1123% 1267%
FIFA 21 280% 325%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 567% 645%
Grand Theft Auto VI 960% 1085%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 980% 1107%
Genshin Impact 653% 742%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 830M 2GB are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT SLI.

The GeForce 830M 2GB was released over three years more recently than the 9800M GT, and so the GeForce 830M 2GB is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 9800M GT when running the latest games.

The GeForce 830M 2GB has 1024 MB more video memory than the 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 9800M GT has 88 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 830M 2GB, which means that the memory performance of the 9800M GT is much better than the GeForce 830M 2GB.

The GeForce 830M 2GB has 256 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 830M 2GB is 397 and the actual shader performance of the 9800M GT is 96. The GeForce 830M 2GB having 301 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 9800M GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce 830M 2GB transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800M GT. This means that the GeForce 830M 2GB is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800M GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce 830M 2GB should consume less power than the 9800M GT.

The GeForce 830M 2GB requires 25 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI requires 130 Watts. The 9800M GT requires 105 Watts more than the GeForce 830M 2GB to run. The difference is significant enough that the 9800M GT may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 830M 2GB.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1082 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM108G92 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date12 Mar 2014vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth14.4GB/secvs102.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 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 Units256vs192
Actual Shader Performance19%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate17.3 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate8.7 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs130 Watts
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GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4000M 2.4GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 830M 2GB is a Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Maxwell architecture.

The Maxwell architecture features many improvements and among them is the extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

It equips a GPU codenamed GM108 which has 2 SM activated and thus offers 256 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1082MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The Frame Buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The memory clock operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 11.2 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 25W, it will only be equipped in average sized notebooks.

Benchmarks indicate its performance is over 20% faster than the older GeForce GT 730M. Therefore, it should match GeForce GT 740M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce 830M 2GB.
GeForce 9800M GT SLI is a solution of two GeForce 9800M GT put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce 9800M GT 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 GT 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 GT.
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.
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