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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 240 GeForce 9800 GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 723% 558%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 723% 558%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 669% 515%
Cyberpunk 2077 1031% 805%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1031% 805%
Borderlands 3 769% 595%
FIFA 20 338% 251%
The Outer Worlds 654% 503%
eFootball PES 2020 462% 349%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 1146% 897%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 240.

The GeForce 9800 GT has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GT 240. This results in the GeForce 9800 GT providing 16 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 GeForce 9800 GT has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GT 240. This results in the GeForce 9800 GT providing 5.2 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 GT 240 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 9800 GT, and so the GeForce GT 240 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 9800 GT.

The GeForce GT 240 has 512 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 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 240, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9800 GT is marginally better than the GeForce GT 240.

The GeForce GT 240 has 96 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9800 GT has 112. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 240 is 106 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9800 GT is 168. The GeForce 9800 GT having 62 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 9800 GT delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GT 240.

The GeForce GT 240 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9800 GT. This means that the GeForce GT 240 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9800 GT.

The GeForce GT 240 requires 69 Watts to run and the GeForce 9800 GT requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 240 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce 9800 GT. The GeForce 9800 GT requires 36 Watts more than the GeForce GT 240 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 GeForce GT 240.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT215-450-A2Tesla G92-270-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Nov 2009vs21 Jul 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
7.1
1600x900
4.8
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5.4
1920x1080
3.2
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3.8
2560x1440
2.2
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed850 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth54.4GB/secvs57.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs112
Actual Shader Performance5%vs8%
Technology40nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs56
Texture Rate17.6 GTexel/svs33.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate4.4 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 Power69 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX10.1vs10.0
Shader Model4.0vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

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Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 240 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT215-450-A2 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 550MHz.

Memory
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 850MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.1 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for 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 69W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above a Radeon HD 4670, meaning it is much faster than the more recent Fermi GeForce GT 430.
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
GPU Variants
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