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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB Edition GeForce 9800 GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 456% 558%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 456% 558%
Cyberpunk 2077 663% 805%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 419% 515%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 663% 805%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 154% 202%
The Outer Worlds 362% 448%
Borderlands 3 487% 595%
FIFA 20 196% 251%
Need For Speed Heat 456% 558%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT.

The R7 250 has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 9800 GT, but the GeForce 9800 GT has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 250. As a result, the GeForce 9800 GT exhibits a 8.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 250. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 250 has a 450 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 9800 GT, but the GeForce 9800 GT has 8 more Render Output Units than the R7 250. As a result, the GeForce 9800 GT exhibits a 1.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 250. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 250 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 9800 GT, and so the R7 250 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 9800 GT when running the latest games.

The R7 250 has 1536 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9800 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce 9800 GT has superior memory performance.

The GeForce 9800 GT has 28.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 250, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9800 GT is slightly better than the R7 250.

The Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800 GT has 112. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 250 is 359 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800 GT is 168. The R7 250 having 191 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 9800 GT performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 250 transistor size technology is 37 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9800 GT. This means that the R7 250 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9800 GT.

The Radeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB Edition requires 65 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800 GT requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the R7 250 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce 9800 GT. The GeForce 9800 GT requires 40 Watts more than the R7 250 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 9800 GT may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 250.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1050 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock1100 MHzvs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Oland XTTesla G92-270-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date11 Oct 2013vs21 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
7.5
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7.1
1600x900
5.7
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5.4
1920x1080
4.3
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3.8
2560x1440
2.7
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2.3
3840x2160
1.8
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs57.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs112
Actual Shader Performance17%vs8%
Technology28nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs56
Texture Rate25.2 GTexel/svs33.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate8.4 GPixel/svs9.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.4vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 250 v2 MSI OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of the middle-class Radeon R7 250 v2 2GB.

This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit which went from 1000MHz to 1050Hz, whereas the Boost Clock is not of 1100MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.

Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost over the reference card.
Overview
GeForce 9800 GT is a High-End Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G92-270-A2 which has 7 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 112 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 600MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 105W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and it requires at least one 6-pin available connectors.

Performance
GeForce 9800 GT is a direct re-brand of GeForce 8800 GT.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat below a Radeon HD 4770, meaning it is much faster than Radeon HD 3870.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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