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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9800 GTX SLI GeForce GTX 465
Cyberpunk 2077 409% 265%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 365% 233%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 350% 223%
Hitman 3 562% 374%
Grand Theft Auto VI 616% 413%
FIFA 21 157% 84%
Far Cry 6 636% 427%
Genshin Impact 409% 265%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 629% 423%
Watch Dogs Legion 391% 252%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 465 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX SLI.

The 9800 GTX has a 68 MHz higher core clock speed and 68 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 465. This results in the 9800 GTX providing 48.9 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The 9800 GTX has a 68 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 465 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the 9800 GTX providing 2.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GTX 465 was released over a year more recently than the 9800 GTX, and so the GeForce GTX 465 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 9800 GTX.

The GeForce 9800 GTX SLI and the GeForce GTX 465 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 38.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 465, which means that the memory performance of the 9800 GTX is noticeably better than the GeForce GTX 465.

The GeForce 9800 GTX SLI has 128 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 465 has 352. However, the actual shader performance of the 9800 GTX is 86 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 465 is 427. The GeForce GTX 465 having 341 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 9800 GTX performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 465 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800 GTX. This means that the GeForce GTX 465 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800 GTX.

The GeForce 9800 GTX SLI requires 280 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 465 requires 200 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the 9800 GTX and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 465. The 9800 GTX requires 80 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 465 to run. The difference is significant enough that the 9800 GTX may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GTX 465.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed675 MHzvs607 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG92 (x2)Fermi GF100-030-A3
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date01 Apr 2008vs01 May 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1100 MHzvs802 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth140.8GB/secvs102.7GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units128vs352
Actual Shader Performance4%vs21%
Texture Mapping Units112vs44
Texture Rate75.6 GTexel/svs26.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate21.6 GPixel/svs19.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power280 Wattsvs200 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 30 Ampsvs550 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model3.0vs5.0
Open GL2.1vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM6 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe SLI setup of GeForce 9800 GTX.GeForce GTX 465 is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF100 Core (optimized GF104 Core) and offers 352 Shader Processing Units, 42 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 607MHz and the memory clock operates at 802MHz.
Despite feature more Shader Processing Units than GeForce GTX 460, it's lower clocked. Benchmarks indicate that its performance is around 3% better than the standard version and therefore on level with GeForce GTX 460 v2.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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