The Nvidia GeForce 9800M GTS SLI consists out of two GeForce 9800M GTS in SLI mode. Each 9800M GTS is based on the G94 core with 64 shader processors. The chips are produced in 65nm (512 MB) and later in 55nm (1024 MB versions). Therefore, the boards power consumption stays the same (75 Watt) for both versions.

The SLI version of the 9800M GTS is about 0-40% faster than a single 9800M GTS (depending on the SLI support of the game and the driver version). In some games there may even be a slight decrease of performance. Furthermore, some games may suffer from micro stuttering in the range of 30 fps (because of the different frametimes). This means you may need more fps for a fluent gameplay experience. Still DirectX 10 games should run in medium to high detail settings and resolutions.

As all cards with DirectX 10 capabilities, the GeForce 9800M GTS renders the 3D images using "Unified Shaders". There don't exist any more dedicated pixel- and vertex shaders but 2x64 so called stream processors make the graphic work (which has been done by pixel and vertex shaders in former days). Furthermore, the shader units are higher clocked than the chip (1500 MHz).

An advantage of the GeForce 9000 series is the integrated PureVideo HD video processor. It is able to help with the decoding of H.264-, VC-1-, MPEG2- and WMV9 video material in HD quality and eases the CPU.

In conjunction with the Nvidia 9100M G integrated graphics, the 9800M GTS supports Hybrid-SLI (only HybridPower). HybridPower is a technique to choose between the integrated and dedicated graphics core, if performance or battery runtime is needed. This works only in Windows Vista. Up to now the user has to use a tool to switch between the GPUs. Later Nvidia wants to switch automatically in the drivers. GeForceBoost is not supported with this card, as there would be no performance gain to combine the integrated GPU with the 9800M GTS.

Compared to desktop graphics cards, the 9800M GTS SLI should be a bit slower than the GeForce 8800 GS in SLI mode(which has a higher memory clock rate).

GeForce 9800M Series
GeForce 9800M GT SLI 192 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9800M GTS SLI 128 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9800M GTX 112 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9800M GT 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9800M GTS 64 @ 600 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9800M GS 64 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Pipelines128 - unified
Core Speed *600 MHz
Shader Speed *1500 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption150 Watt
Transistors1508 Million
technology55/65 nm
FeaturesPureVideo HD, CUDA, PhysX-ready, SLI
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement15.07.2008
Information2xMXM 3
Link to Manufacturer Page
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.


- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
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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.

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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS SLI graphics card

Toshiba Qosmio X300-13W: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300, 17.0", 4.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio X300-13W

Toshiba Qosmio X300-14O: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300, 17.0", 4.3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio X300-14O

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
Radeon R7 M370
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
A9X / PowerVR GT7xxx
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
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)