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NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX

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The GeForce 9800 GTX was a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2008. Built on the 65 nm process, and based on the G92 graphics processor, in its G92-420-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 10.0. The G92 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 324 mm² and 754 million transistors. It features 128 shading units, 64 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 512 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 675 MHz, memory is running at 1100 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1280x720.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 140 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. GeForce 9800 GTX is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 299 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: G92
GPU Variant: G92-420-A2
Architecture: Tesla
Process Size: 65 nm
Transistors: 754 million
Die Size: 324 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Mar 28th, 2008
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 299 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 675 MHz
Shader Clock: 1688 MHz
Memory Clock: 1100 MHz
2200 MHz effective


Memory Size: 512 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 70.4 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 128
TMUs: 64
ROPs: 16
SM Count: 8
Pixel Rate: 10.80 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 43.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 432.1 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 10.5 inches
267 mm
TDP: 140 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: 2x 6-pin
Board Number: P392

Graphics Features

DirectX: 10.0
OpenGL: 3.3
OpenCL: n/a
CUDA: 1.1
Shader Model: 4.0


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