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NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2

Graphics Processor
G92 x2
Cores
128 x2
TMUs
64 x2
ROPs
16 x2
Memory Size
512 MB x2
Memory Type
GDDR3
Bus Width
256 bit x2
The GeForce 9800 GX2 was a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched on March 18th, 2008. Built on the 65 nm process, and based on the G92 graphics processor, in its G92-450-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 11.1. Even though it supports DirectX 11, the feature level is only 10_0, which can be problematic with many DirectX 11 & DirectX 12 titles. The G92 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 324 mm² and 754 million transistors. GeForce 9800 GX2 combines two graphics processors to increase performance. It features 128 shading units, 64 texture mapping units, and 16 ROPs, per GPU. NVIDIA has paired 1,024 MB GDDR3 memory with the GeForce 9800 GX2, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface per GPU (each GPU manages 512 MB). The GPU is operating at a frequency of 600 MHz, memory is running at 1000 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connector, with power draw rated at 197 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x HDMI. GeForce 9800 GX2 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 599 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
G92
GPU Variant
G92-450-A2
Architecture
Tesla
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
65 nm
Transistors
754 million
Die Size
324 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Mar 18th, 2008
Generation
GeForce 9
(9800)
Predecessor
GeForce 8
Successor
GeForce 200
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
599 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
Reviews
65 in our database

Relative Performance

13%
GeForce 210
17%
GeForce 9400 GT
21%
Radeon HD 4550
27%
Radeon HD 5450
32%
Radeon HD 6450
34%
GeForce GT 520
42%
GeForce GT 220
55%
GeForce GT 430
55%
Radeon HD 5570
60%
Radeon HD 4670
63%
GeForce GT 440
65%
GeForce GT 240
74%
GeForce 9600 GT
79%
Radeon HD 5670
85%
GeForce GT 640
88%
GeForce 9800 GT
91%
Radeon HD 6670
94%
Radeon HD 4830
100%
GeForce 9800 GX2
100%
Radeon HD 4770
106%
Radeon HD 4850
108%
GeForce GTS 250
111%
GeForce GTS 450
115%
Radeon HD 5750
132%
Radeon HD 7750
133%
Radeon HD 5770
135%
GeForce GTX 260
137%
Radeon HD 4870
137%
Radeon Vega 8
138%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
140%
GeForce GTX 650
148%
Radeon HD 5830
155%
Radeon HD 6790
158%
Radeon HD 4890
164%
GeForce GTX 460
165%
Radeon RX Vega 11
167%
GeForce GT 1030
168%
GeForce GTX 275
169%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
169%
GeForce GTX 280
172%
GeForce GTX 465
181%
Radeon HD 6850
184%
GeForce GTX 285
197%
Radeon HD 5850
201%
Radeon HD 7790
201%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
210%
Radeon RX 550
210%
GeForce GTX 470
218%
Radeon HD 6870
232%
Radeon HD 5870
240%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
241%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
245%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
246%
Radeon HD 6950
255%
GeForce GTX 295
258%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
260%
Radeon HD 7850
264%
GeForce GTX 480
277%
Radeon HD 6970
282%
Radeon R7 265
287%
Radeon RX 460
287%
Radeon R7 370
288%
GeForce GTX 660
289%
GeForce GTX 570
293%
Radeon RX 560
312%
GeForce GTX 950
314%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
322%
Radeon R9 270X
326%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
327%
GeForce GTX 580
330%
GeForce GTX 1050
331%
Radeon HD 7950
337%
Radeon HD 5970
347%
GeForce GTX 760
373%
GeForce GTX 670
383%
GeForce GTX 960
393%
Radeon R9 380
395%
Radeon R9 285
399%
Radeon HD 7970
403%
GeForce GTX 680
412%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
423%
GeForce GTX 770
433%
Radeon HD 6990
443%
Radeon R9 280X
450%
GeForce GTX 590
450%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
498%
GeForce GTX 780
516%
GeForce GTX 1650
548%
Radeon RX 470
556%
Radeon R9 290
586%
Radeon RX 570
593%
Radeon R9 390
596%
Radeon R9 290X
604%
GeForce GTX 970
612%
GeForce GTX TITAN
621%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
629%
Radeon R9 390X
632%
Radeon HD 7990
635%
Radeon RX 480
641%
GeForce GTX 690
658%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
667%
Radeon RX 5500 OEM
675%
Radeon RX 580
680%
Radeon RX 5500 XT
689%
GeForce GTX 980
695%
GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
698%
Radeon R9 FURY
729%
Radeon RX 590
768%
Radeon R9 295X2
772%
GeForce GTX 1660
781%
Radeon R9 FURY X
794%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
815%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
867%
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
886%
GeForce GTX 1070
886%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
943%
Radeon RX Vega 56
1001%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
1016%
Radeon RX 5600 XT
1029%
Radeon RX Vega 64
1044%
GeForce RTX 2060
1044%
GeForce GTX 1080
1086%
Radeon RX 5700
1172%
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
1215%
GeForce RTX 2070
1239%
GeForce RTX 3060
1244%
Radeon RX 5700 XT
1258%
Radeon VII
1291%
TITAN X Pascal
1329%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
1344%
GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
1387%
Radeon RX 6600 XT
1430%
GeForce RTX 2080
1515%
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
1552%
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
1579%
Radeon RX 6700 XT
1701%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
1818%
GeForce RTX 3070
1945%
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
2004%
Radeon RX 6800
2300%
Radeon RX 6800 XT
2363%
GeForce RTX 3080
2500%
Radeon RX 6900 XT
2647%
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
2673%
GeForce RTX 3090
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080, 4K for 2080 Ti and faster.
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
600 MHz
Shader Clock
1500 MHz
Memory Clock
1000 MHz
2 Gbps effective

Memory

Memory Size
512 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
64.00 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
128
TMUs
64
ROPs
16
SM Count
16
L2 Cache
64 KB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
9.600 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
38.40 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
384.0 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
267 mm
10.5 inches
TDP
197 W
Suggested PSU
450 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x HDMI
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Board Number
P791

Graphics Features

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.1
Shader Model
4.0

Retail boards based on this design (7)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS 9800 GX2 TOP 670 MHz 1065 MHz
EVGA 9800 GX2 KO 650 MHz 1025 MHz
EVGA 9800 GX2 SSC 675 MHz 1050 MHz
EVGA 9800 GX2 Superclocked 625 MHz 1000 MHz
PNY 9800 GX2 XLR8 600 MHz 1000 MHz
XFX 9800 GX2 Black Edition 700 MHz 1050 MHz
XFX 9800 GX2 XXX 680 MHz 1040 MHz