NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT

The Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT is a graphics adapter for laptops and is based on the  9800M GTX (G92 core), but with only 96 shaders instead of the 112. The 9800M GT is produced in 65 nm and is therefore more similar to the 8800M GTX as both cores have similar shader counts. The chip is intended for relatively large desktop replacement laptops with more powerful cooling. 

Similar to all cards with DirectX 10 capabilities, the GeForce 9800M GT renders 3D images using "Unified Shaders". There no longer exists any dedicated pixel- and vertex shaders. Instead, 96 so-called stream processors handle most of the the graphics work previously done by vertex and pixel shaders. Furthermore, these shader units are clocked higher than the core GPU processor.

The performance of the 9800M GT is similar to the Geforce 8800M GTX (same specs). The GTS 360M with GDDR5 and the 9800M GTS both with higher clock speeds) also perform on the same level as the 9800M GT. Therefore, the performance of the 9800M GT in 2008 and 2009 was sufficient for most games in high details. A detailed performance analysis of the 9800M GT can be found in our 9800M GT review.

An advantage of the GeForce 9000 series is the integrated PureVideo HD video processor. The GPU can assist the CPU in decoding  H.264-, VC-1-, MPEG2- and WMV9 videos.

In conjunction with the Nvidia 9100M G integrated graphics, the 9800M GT supports Hybrid-SLI in the form of HybridPower. HybridPower is a Windows Vista-only technique to switch between the integrated and dedicated graphics core for power-saving purposes. Up to now, the user had to use a tool to switch between the GPUs. Eventually, graphics switching can be done automatically in drivers (now known as Nvidia Optimus). GeForceBoost is not supported with this card as there would be no performance gain from combining the integrated GPU with the 9800M GT.

Compared to desktop graphic cards, the 9800M GT is most similar to the GeForce 8800 GS. The latter, however, still features higher memory clock rates and has a slight edge over the 9800M GT.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 9800M Series

GeForce 9800M GT SLI

192 @ 500MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz

GeForce 9800M GTS SLI

128 @ 600MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz

GeForce 9800M GTX

112 @ 500MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz
GeForce 9800M GT 96 @ 500MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz

GeForce 9800M GTS

64 @ 600MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz

GeForce 9800M GS

64 @ 530MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz
CodenameNB9E-GT2
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines96 - unified
Core Speed *500 MHz
Shader Speed *1250 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption65 Watt
Transistors754 Million
technology65 nm
FeaturesPureVideo HD, CUDA, PhysX-ready, Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower)
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement15.07.2008
InformationMXM 3
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_980...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3725      avg: 3725 (8%)     median: 3725 (8%)     max: 3725 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 4011      avg: 4011 (10%)     median: 4011 (10%)     max: 4011 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 9228      avg: 9416 (31%)     median: 9258 (31%)     max: 9762 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 14713      avg: 14869 (40%)     median: 14869 (40%)     max: 15025 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 30129      avg: 30223.5 (20%)     median: 30223.5 (20%)     max: 30318 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 34871      avg: 35284.5 (58%)     median: 35284.5 (58%)     max: 35698 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4086      avg: 4086 (16%)     median: 4086 (16%)     max: 4086 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 4460      avg: 4526.5 (37%)     median: 4526.5 (37%)     max: 4593 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
67.3 98.4 ~ 83 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
49.8 55.6 ~ 53 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
33.1 35.5 ~ 34 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
75.4 115.9 ~ 96 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
46.1 52.2 ~ 49 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
30.9 33.1 ~ 32 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
World in Conflict - Benchmark
med. 1024x768
66  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
37  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
551 558 ~ 555 fps      Compare
med. 800x600
273 274 ~ 274 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
117 118 ~ 118 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
150.9  fps      Compare
med. 640x480
146.2  fps      Compare
high 800x600
144.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
141.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
high 1024x768
624  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Gaming Performance

These benchmarks were conducted with high end notebooks (quad-core desktop CPU). Therefore, the performance with slower laptops may decrease.

Crysis: 1280x1024, very high: 21 fps -> not playable (in high playable)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars: 1600x1200: 76 fps -> fluently playable
Half Life 2 - Episode 2: 1600x1200: 64 fps -> fluently playable 
Supreme Commander: 1600x1200: 53 fps -> fluently playable
World in Conflict: 1280x1024: 30 fps -> playable

GeForce 9M Serie im Vergleich (Daten von Nvidia mit Desktop Q6600 CPU)
GeForce 9M Serie im Vergleich (Daten von Nvidia mit Desktop Q6600 CPU)

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT graphics card

Clevo M860TU (9800M GT): Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 3.3 kg
  Review » Review Deviltech 9000 DTX (Clevo M860TU) Notebook

Clevo M860TU: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 15,4", 3.3 kg
  External Review » Clevo M860TU

Cyber System SX15: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Cyber System SX15

Packard Bell iPower GX-Q-030: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000, 17.0", 4.1 kg
  External Review » Packard Bell iPower GX-Q-030

Rock Xtreme 620: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600, 15.4", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Rock Xtreme 620

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
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Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
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GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
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GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)