9800M GT vs 9800M GTX Benchmark

Is the 9800M GTX worth the price difference? A lot of midrange and entertainment laptops are now shipping with either the nVidia 9800M GT or the 9800M GTX video cards. I’ve recently had a few friends ask if the 9800M GTX is worth the upgrade or price difference. With a little bit of research and the help of a benchmark test from notebookcheck.net, I would have to say that the performance difference would not validate the price difference.

9800M GT vs 9800M GTX Benchmark test:

9800M GT VS 9800M GTX Benchmark results

As you can see the 9800M GTX provides only a mediocre few FPS over the 9800M GT on common games. In most cases, an increase that wouldn’t be validated by the cost difference (price vs performance). The average computer gamer most likely wouldn’t be able to feel or see this difference while playing a game.

9800M GTX specifications:

ManufacturerNVIDIA
SeriesGeForce 9000M
CodenameNB9E-GTX
Pipelines112 – unified
Core Speed *500 MHz
Shader Speed *1250 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Current Consumption75 Watt
Transistors754 Million
FeaturesHybridPower, PureVideo HD, CUDA, PhysX ready

9800M GT Specifications:

ManufacturerNVIDIA
SeriesGeForce 9000M
CodenameNB9E-GT2
Pipelines96 – unified
Core Speed *500 MHz
Shader Speed *1250 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Current Consumption65 Watt
Transistors754 Million
FeaturesPureVideo HD, CUDA, PhysX-ready, Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower)