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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 445M v2 GeForce 9800M GTX SLI
Hitman 3 950% 878%
Cyberpunk 2077 707% 652%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 638% 588%
Resident Evil 8 707% 652%
FIFA 21 307% 279%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1036% 958%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 614% 565%
Genshin Impact 707% 652%
Far Cry 6 1068% 988%
The Medium 907% 838%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9800M GTX SLI are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 445M v2.

The GT 445M was released over a year more recently than the 9800M GTX, and so the GT 445M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 9800M GTX.

The 9800M GTX has 1024 MB more video memory than the GT 445M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the 9800M GTX also has superior memory performance overall.

The 9800M GTX has 62.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 445M, which means that the memory performance of the 9800M GTX is much better than the GT 445M.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 has 144 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800M GTX SLI has 224. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 445M is 164 and the actual shader performance of the 9800M GTX is 112. The GT 445M having 52 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the 9800M GTX performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 445M transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the 9800M GTX. This means that the GT 445M is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the 9800M GTX. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 445M should consume less power than the 9800M GTX.

The GeForce GT 445M v2 requires 35 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800M GTX SLI requires 150 Watts. The 9800M GTX requires 115 Watts more than the GT 445M to run. The difference is significant enough that the 9800M GTX may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 445M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed570 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF106-N11E-GE-A1G92 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date03 Sep 2010vs01 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed625 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth40GB/secvs102.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 384 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units144vs224
Actual Shader Performance8%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units24vs-
Texture Rate13.7 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate9.1 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power35 Wattsvs150 Watts
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GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-540M 2.53GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 445M v2 is a Fast-Middle-Class Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF106-N11E-GE-A1 which has 3 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 144 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 570MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 625MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Optimus, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it is suited for 15" or larger laptops.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance almost on level with the desktop GeForce GT 450 v4.

System Suggestions
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 445M v2.
GeForce 9800M GTX SLI is a solution of two GeForce 9800M GTX put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce 9800M GTX to know more about its chip.
As usual, SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, up to X% better than a single GeForce 9800M GTX performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports SLI or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single GeForce 9800M GTX.
A few demanding games will run at the highest settings with fluent frame rates (30+) but overall most games will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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