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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro W4170M GeForce 9800M GT SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 481% 742%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 431% 670%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 414% 645%
Watch Dogs Legion 460% 712%
FIFA 21 193% 325%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 414% 645%
Godfall 843% 1267%
Grand Theft Auto VI 717% 1085%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 732% 1107%
Genshin Impact 481% 742%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro W4170M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT SLI.

The FirePro W4170M was released over three years more recently than the 9800M GT, and so the FirePro W4170M 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 FirePro W4170M 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 FirePro W4170M also has superior memory performance overall.

The 9800M GT has 30.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro W4170M, which means that the memory performance of the 9800M GT is noticeably better than the FirePro W4170M.

The FirePro W4170M has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro W4170M is 294 and the actual shader performance of the 9800M GT is 96. The FirePro W4170M having 198 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 9800M GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The FirePro W4170M transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800M GT. This means that the FirePro W4170M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800M GT.

The FirePro W4170M requires 50 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI requires 130 Watts. The 9800M GT requires 80 Watts more than the FirePro W4170M 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 FirePro W4170M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed825 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock900 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Mars XTXG92 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date28 Apr 2014vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth72GB/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%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs192
Actual Shader Performance14%vs5%
Technology28nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs-
Texture Rate19.8 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units8vs-
Pixel Rate6.6 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

Max Power50 Wattsvs130 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

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 ReviewFirePro W4170M is a Professional Graphics Card based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the GCN 1.1 Mars XTX and therefore offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs on a 128-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 825MHz and goes up to 900MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1125MHZ.
Its performance lies somewhere between desktop Radeon R7 240 and Radeon R7 250.
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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