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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro M5100 GeForce 9800M GT SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 352% 742%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 313% 670%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 300% 645%
FIFA 21 128% 325%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 300% 645%
Watch Dogs Legion 336% 712%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 548% 1107%
Grand Theft Auto VI 536% 1085%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 328% 697%
Genshin Impact 352% 742%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FirePro M5100 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT SLI.

The FirePro M5100 was released over three years more recently than the 9800M GT, and so the FirePro M5100 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 M5100 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 M5100 also has superior memory performance overall.

The 9800M GT has 30.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro M5100, which means that the memory performance of the 9800M GT is noticeably better than the FirePro M5100.

The FirePro M5100 has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro M5100 is 496 and the actual shader performance of the 9800M GT is 96. The FirePro M5100 having 400 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FirePro M5100 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 9800M GT.

The FirePro M5100 transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800M GT. This means that the FirePro M5100 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800M GT.

The FirePro M5100 requires 50 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT SLI requires 130 Watts. The 9800M GT requires 80 Watts more than the FirePro M5100 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 M5100.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed725 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock775 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Venus XTG92 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date16 Oct 2013vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs192
Actual Shader Performance24%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units40vs-
Texture Rate29 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
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.2vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4300M 2.6GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
FirePro M5100 is a Professional Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the GCN Architecture.

The GCN 1.1 Release adds support for AMD's TrueAudio Technology which does calculations of audio effects "better" than the CPU and further improves the Powertune Technology.

It equips a GPU codenamed Venus XT which has 10 Compute Units activated and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit Initially Operates at 725MHz and goes up to 775MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The memory clock operates at 1125MHz.

DirectX 11.1 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, PowerTune Technology, Eyefinity, App Acceleration, HD3D, ZeroCore Power and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it is suited for 17" or larger laptops.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance on average with its gaming counterpart: Radeon HD 8870M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with FirePro M5100.
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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