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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6830M GeForce 9800M GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 832% 1329%
Halo: Reach 196% 354%
Cyberpunk 2077 1180% 1863%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 832% 1329%
Doom Eternal 701% 1128%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1180% 1863%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 64% 45%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1324% 2083%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1180% 1863%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 475% 781%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6830M are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT.

The Radeon HD 6830M was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 9800M GT, and so the Radeon HD 6830M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 9800M GT.

The Radeon HD 6830M 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, overall, the GeForce 9800M GT has superior memory performance.

The GeForce 9800M GT has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 6830M, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is slightly better than the Radeon HD 6830M.

The Radeon HD 6830M has 800 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GT has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6830M is 230 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800M GT is 120. The Radeon HD 6830M having 110 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 6830M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 9800M GT.

The Radeon HD 6830M transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9800M GT. This means that the Radeon HD 6830M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9800M GT.

The Radeon HD 6830M requires 39 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GT requires 65 Watts. The GeForce 9800M GT requires 26 Watts more than the Radeon HD 6830M 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 Radeon HD 6830M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed575 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Granville LPG92
OC Potential Good vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date04 Jan 2011vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs51.2GB/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 Units800vs96
Actual Shader Performance11%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units40vs-
Texture Rate23 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate9.2 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections2vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power39 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz-
Recommended RAM6 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 6830M is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Terrascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Juniper Core (therefore related to Radeon HD 6770) and offers 800 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. Its central clock runs at 575MHz and the memory clock operates at 800MHz.
Compared to Radeon HD 6850M, its performance is considerably slower due to being underclocked.
Using a 720p resolution, most of today's games are only playable at medium settings but with very fluent frame rates (40+).
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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