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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9800 GT 1GB GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 539% 569%
Cyberpunk 2077 778% 819%
Doom Eternal 449% 475%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 294% 313%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 539% 569%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 778% 819%
FIFA 20 240% 256%
Grand Theft Auto VI 876% 922%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 778% 819%
Need For Speed Heat 539% 569%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 1GB are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition.

The GT 730 has a 302 MHz higher core clock speed than the 9800 GT, but the 9800 GT has 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 730. As a result, the 9800 GT exhibits a 19.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 730. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 730 has a 302 MHz higher core clock speed than the 9800 GT, but the 9800 GT has 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 730. As a result, the 9800 GT exhibits a 2.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 730. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 730 was released over three years more recently than the 9800 GT, and so the GT 730 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 9800 GT when running the latest games.

The GT 730 has 1024 MB more video memory than the 9800 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GT 730 also has superior memory performance overall.

The 9800 GT has 17.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 730, which means that the memory performance of the 9800 GT is slightly better than the GT 730.

The GeForce 9800 GT 1GB has 112 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the 9800 GT is 168 and the actual shader performance of the GT 730 is 346. The GT 730 having 178 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 9800 GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 730 transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800 GT. This means that the GT 730 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800 GT. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 730 should consume less power than the 9800 GT.

The GeForce 9800 GT 1GB requires 105 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition requires 38 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the 9800 GT and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 730. The 9800 GT requires 67 Watts more than the GT 730 to run. The difference is significant enough that the 9800 GT may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 730.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed600 MHzvs902 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G92-270-A2Kepler GK208-301-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date21 Jul 2008vs09 Dec 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth57.6GB/secvs40GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units112vs384
Actual Shader Performance8%vs17%
Texture Mapping Units56vs16
Texture Rate33.6 GTexel/svs14.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs8
Pixel Rate9.6 GPixel/svs7.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Wattsvs38 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed G92-270-A2 which has 7 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 112 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 600MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 105W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and it requires at least one 6-pin available connectors.

GeForce 9800 GT 1GB offers better performance than GeForce 9800 GT 512MB at resolutions over 1600x900.
GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 730 v2, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit remains clocked at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock remains the same while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 2GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered market to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's custom-designed 80 mm cooler, with air flow optimized cover and aluminum base. The cooler can dissipate heat effectively from the GPU while keeping the fan at lower speed and noise.

Without any overclocking out of the box, GeForce GT 730 v2 Gigabyte Rev 2.0 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 730 v2.
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