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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9650M GS GeForce 9800M GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 2595% 1329%
Cyberpunk 2077 3603% 1863%
Doom Eternal 2217% 1128%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 1562% 781%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2595% 1329%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3603% 1863%
FIFA 20 1336% 661%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4018% 2083%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 3603% 1863%
Need For Speed Heat 2595% 1329%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9650M GS.

The GeForce 9800M GT was released less than a year after the GeForce 9650M GS, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce 9650M GS and the GeForce 9800M GT have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce 9800M GT has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 9650M GS, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is slightly better than the GeForce 9650M GS.

The GeForce 9650M GS has 32 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9650M GS is 50 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is 120. The GeForce 9800M GT having 70 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 9800M GT delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 9650M GS.

The GeForce 9800M GT transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9650M GS. This means that the GeForce 9800M GT is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9650M GS.

The GeForce 9650M GS requires 29 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT requires 65 Watts. The GeForce 9800M GT requires 36 Watts more than the GeForce 9650M GS to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 9800M GT may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce 9650M GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date02 Jan 2008vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units32vs96
Actual Shader Performance2%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units-vs-
Texture Rate-vs-
Render Output Units-vs-
Pixel Rate-vs-

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power29 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL2.1vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM--
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution--

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS GPUs, deliver the ultimate balance between mobility and performance for astounding PureVideo HD technology playback capabilities combined with 3D features to enable visually-intense applications and games.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.
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