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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9800 GTX SLI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition
Hitman 3 562% 374%
Cyberpunk 2077 409% 265%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 365% 233%
Resident Evil 8 409% 265%
FIFA 21 157% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 616% 413%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 350% 223%
Genshin Impact 409% 265%
Far Cry 6 636% 427%
The Medium 535% 355%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX SLI.

The GTX 650 Ti has a 253 MHz higher core clock speed than the 9800 GTX, but the 9800 GTX has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 650 Ti. As a result, the 9800 GTX exhibits a 16.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 650 Ti. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 650 Ti has a 253 MHz higher core clock speed than the 9800 GTX, but the 9800 GTX has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 650 Ti. As a result, the 9800 GTX exhibits a 6.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 650 Ti. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 650 Ti was released over three years more recently than the 9800 GTX, and so the GTX 650 Ti is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 9800 GTX when running the latest games.

The GeForce 9800 GTX SLI and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The 9800 GTX has 54.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the 9800 GTX is much better than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce 9800 GTX SLI has 128 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the 9800 GTX is 86 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 713. The GTX 650 Ti having 627 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 9800 GTX performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 650 Ti transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800 GTX. This means that the GTX 650 Ti is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800 GTX.

The GeForce 9800 GTX SLI requires 280 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the 9800 GTX.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed675 MHzvs928 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG92 (x2)Kepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date01 Apr 2008vs10 Jan 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
7
1920x1080 - vs green tick
5.5
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3.7
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.4

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1100 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth140.8GB/secvs86.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs768
Actual Shader Performance4%vs34%
Technology65nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units112vs64
Texture Rate75.6 GTexel/svs59.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate21.6 GPixel/svs14.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power280 Watts-
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 30 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX10vs12.0
Shader Model3.0vs5.0
Open GL2.1vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM6 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe SLI setup of GeForce 9800 GTX.GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class.
This edition has no new features and so it performs exactly like the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
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