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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 M270X GeForce 9800M GT SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 414% 742%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 370% 670%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 355% 645%
FIFA 21 159% 325%
Watch Dogs Legion 395% 712%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 355% 645%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 636% 1107%
Grand Theft Auto VI 623% 1085%
Godfall 734% 1267%
Genshin Impact 414% 742%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 M270X are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT SLI.

The Radeon R9 M270X was released over three years more recently than the 9800M GT, and so the Radeon R9 M270X 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 Radeon R9 M270X has 1024 MB more video memory than the 9800M GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon R9 M270X also has superior memory performance overall.

The 9800M GT has 38.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R9 M270X, which means that the memory performance of the 9800M GT is noticeably better than the Radeon R9 M270X.

The Radeon R9 M270X has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 M270X is 496 and the actual shader performance of the 9800M GT is 96. The Radeon R9 M270X having 400 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R9 M270X delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 9800M GT.

The Radeon R9 M270X transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800M GT. This means that the Radeon R9 M270X is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800M GT.

The Radeon R9 M270X requires 50 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI requires 130 Watts. The 9800M GT requires 80 Watts more than the Radeon R9 M270X 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 Radeon R9 M270X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed725 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock775 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Venus XTG92 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Jun 2014vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth64GB/secvs102.4GB/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 Units640vs192
Actual Shader Performance24%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units48vs-
Texture Rate34.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate11.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs130 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R9 M270X is an upcoming high-end mobile graphics Card, based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
Radeon R9 M270X offers a GPU codenamed Venus xT which is at essence a mobile version of the Cape Verde XT GPU. Thus, it offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5.
The central unit runs at 725MHz and goes up to 775MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1000MHz. Expect a rated board TDP of 60W.
Its performance is therefore positioned between Radeon 7750 and Radeon 7770 and thus the card is not suited for 1080p gaming but it needs to be paired with at least 8GB of RAM and a considerably powerful Dual-Core processor.
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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