GeForce 9800M GS 

Released November, 2008
  • 530 MHz
  • 512 MB GDDR3

We're not sure exactly how this is done, but it's essentially a GPU version of the Turbo Boost and Turbo Core technologies we've seen from Intel and AMD CPUs for some time.
by Dustin-Sklavos (Mar, 2012)
Performance is outstanding, resulting in benchmarks that are well above other similarly sized Ultrabooks based on Haswell or Broadwell.
by Ryan-Shrout (Apr, 2015)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce 9800M GS

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

GeForce 9800M GS

Features Key features of the GeForce 9800M GS

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce 9800M GS
51.2 GB/s
GeForce 9700M GT
25.6 GB/s
GeForce GTX 260M
60.8 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce 9800M GS
8.48 GPixel/s
GeForce 9700M GT
5 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 260M
8.8 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce 9800M GS
16.96 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 260M
30.8 GTexel/s
GeForce 9700M GT
10 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce 9800M GS
169.6 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 260M
GeForce 9700M GT

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

GeForce 9800M GS

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

GeForce 9800M GS

In The News From around the web


MSI GS30 Shadow Review - A Notebook and GPU GamingDock

by Ryan Shrout |
Behind the power supply is a mounting location for a 3.5-in hard drive that will show up as an internal drive when the GS30 is properly docked.
Does the combination of a very high performance thin and light notebook and the GamingDock truly create a mobile and gaming system that is worth your investment?
Although not inexpensive, it will allow customers to get some extra mileage out of their laptop, especially with the major improvements in performance we have seen with the Maxwell 2 based GTX 980M and GTX 970M.
This will let owners of older laptops, who are not interested in a complete upgrade, obtain the power of the new Maxwell 2 based GPUs from NVIDIA in their laptop.
The GeForce GTX 970 results are even more surprising since the card would be available at $399 US and from the looks of it, it will be able to offer GeForce GTX Titan like performance while being around 5% faster than the Radeon R9 290 however can’t say if these are the reference clock speeds or overclocked.
Just comparing, a GeForce GTX 980M to the GeForce GTX 880M shows a good 35% performance increase which shows how much efficient Maxwell is against its actual Kepler based predecessor (GM204 vs GK104).
We don’t have anymore information at the moment but from the looks of it, we should be hearing more about the Geforce 900 Mobility Series soon enough.
Since if the dies are Maxwell then in all probability we are looking at 28nm node and if it is 28nm then the GTX 880MX was supposed to be the new mobility king.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name G94
Market Laptop
Clock speed 530 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 64
Texture mapping units 32
Render output processors 16
Pixel rate 8.48 GPixel/s
Texture rate 16.96 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 169.6 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 800 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 512 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 51.2 GB/s

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