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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro K3100M GeForce 9800M GT SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 348% 742%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 309% 670%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 296% 645%
Watch Dogs Legion 332% 712%
FIFA 21 126% 325%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 296% 645%
Godfall 627% 1267%
Grand Theft Auto VI 530% 1085%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 542% 1107%
Genshin Impact 348% 742%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro K3100M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT SLI.

The Quadro K3100M was released over three years more recently than the 9800M GT, and so the Quadro K3100M 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 Quadro K3100M has 3072 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 Quadro K3100M also has superior memory performance overall.

The memory bandwidth of the Quadro K3100M and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI are the same, which means the Quadro K3100M and the 9800M GT have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Quadro K3100M has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro K3100M is 542 and the actual shader performance of the 9800M GT is 96. The Quadro K3100M having 446 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Quadro K3100M delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 9800M GT.

The Quadro K3100M transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800M GT. This means that the Quadro K3100M is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800M GT.

The Quadro K3100M requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI requires 130 Watts. The 9800M GT requires 55 Watts more than the Quadro K3100M 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 Quadro K3100M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed706 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104G92 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date23 Jul 2013vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth102.4GB/secvs102.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 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 Units768vs192
Actual Shader Performance26%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units64vs-
Texture Rate45.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units32vs-
Pixel Rate22.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs130 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

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro K3100M is a high-end business card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
Technically the successor to the previous Quadro 3000M, it's based on the Kepler GK104 (despite the SPU count) and offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 706MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 800MHz.
Quadro K3000M's drivers are certified for professional applications only. Its gaming performance is comparable to GeForce GTX 760M.
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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