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NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS

The Nvidia GeForce 9800M GS is a graphics adapter for laptops and based on the G94 core with 64 shader processors. The chip is produced in 55nm (as the 1024 MB versions of the 9800M GTS and the GTS 160M). Because of the max. 512 MB GDDR3 the TDP is lower (60 Watt) than the 9800M GTS (512 and 1024 MB version: 75W).

Because of the additional shaders but lower clock speed than the GTS, the 9800M GS is between the 9700M GTS and 9800M GTS. Therefore, DirectX 10 games of 2008 should all be playable in medium to high details.

As all cards with DirectX 10 capabilities, the GeForce 9800M GS renders the 3D images using "Unified Shaders". There don't exist any more dedicated pixel- and vertex shaders but 64 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.

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 GS 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 GS.

Compared to desktop graphics cards, the 9800M GS should be a bit slower than the GeForce 9600M GT.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 9800M Series
GeForce 9800M GT SLI compare 192 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9800M GTS SLI compare 128 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9800M GTX compare 112 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9800M GT compare 96 @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9800M GTS compare 64 @ 0.6 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9800M GS 64 @ 0.53 GHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameNB9E-GS1
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines64 - unified
Core Speed530 MHz
Shader Speed1325 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistor Count504 Million
technology55 nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement01.11.2008
InformationMXM 3

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x720 +
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
low 800x600
41.4 50 ~ 46 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Additional Benchmarks
medium 1024x768
19.4
31.6
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
187.5 215.2 ~ 201 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
83.9 84.9 ~ 84 fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
46 47.7 ~ 47 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
48.7 88.2 103.5 ~ 80 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
32.4 47.5 50 50.1 ~ 45 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
22.6 30 30.1 ~ 28 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
Low 0xAF 0xAA 1440x900
40.7
Medium 0xAF 0xAA 1440x900
24.5
High 1440x900
16.6
Very High 1024x768
14.3
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
50.8 101.8 107.7 ~ 87 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
29.8 44.2 50 50.3 ~ 44 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
20.8 28.7 28.8 ~ 26 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Additional Benchmarks
Low 0xAF 0xAA 1440x900
41.3
Medium 0xAF 0xAA 1440x900
23.5
High 1440x900
15.9
Very High 1024x768
13.2
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
56 57 66 ~ 60 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
32 34 37 ~ 34 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion

2006
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
102  fps    + Compare
med. 800x600
55  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
48  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
120 138.2 ~ 129 fps    + Compare
med. 640x480
117.7 140.9 ~ 129 fps    + Compare
high 800x600
120.8 135.8 ~ 128 fps    + Compare
ultra 1024x768
117.8 134 ~ 126 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
1122  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS graphics card

MSI Megabook GT627: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.40", 2.8 kg
  Review » Review: MSI Megabook GT627 Gaming Notebook

Asus G71G: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 17.10", 4 kg
  External Review » Asus G71G

MSI Megabook GT627: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.40", 2.8 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook GT627

MSI Megabook GT627Q: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000, 15.40", 2.7 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook GT627Q

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