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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 555M v3 GeForce 9800M GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 873% 1329%
Cyberpunk 2077 1236% 1863%
Doom Eternal 736% 1128%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 500% 781%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 873% 1329%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1236% 1863%
FIFA 20 418% 661%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1386% 2083%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1236% 1863%
Need For Speed Heat 873% 1329%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 555M v3 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT.

The GT 555M was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 9800M GT, and so the GT 555M is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 9800M GT when running the latest games.

The GT 555M 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. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce 9800M GT has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 555M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is slightly better than the GT 555M.

The GeForce GT 555M v3 has 144 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 555M is 194 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is 120. The GT 555M having 74 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 555M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 9800M GT.

The GT 555M transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9800M GT. This means that the GT 555M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9800M GT.

The GeForce GT 555M v3 requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT requires 65 Watts. The GeForce 9800M GT requires 30 Watts more than the GT 555M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 9800M GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 555M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed675 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF116G92
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date26 Mar 2012vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.8
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1600x900
4.3
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1920x1080
2.8
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2560x1440
2.1
green tick vs -
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units144vs96
Actual Shader Performance9%vs6%
Technology40nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs-
Texture Rate16.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate10.8 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs65 Watts
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GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 555M v3 is a fast-middle-class Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF116 which has 3 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 144 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 675MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance only identical to a desktop GeForce GT 440.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 555M v3.
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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