GeForce 9800 GT vs Radeon R5 240 OEM

GeForce 9800 GT
Memory: 512Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 21 Jul 2008
GeForce 9800 GT
Radeon R5 240 OEM
Memory: 2048Mb DDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Nov 2013
Radeon R5 240 OEM


Reasons to consider GeForce 9800 GT

Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

Reasons to consider Radeon R5 240 OEM

75 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce 9800 GT .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon R5 240 OEM

HWBench recommends Radeon R5 240 OEM

Based on theoretical specifications.


Core Configuration

GeForce 9800 GTRadeon R5 240 OEM
GPU NameG92 (G92-270-A2)vsOland ()
Fab Process65 nmvs28 nm
Die Size324 mm²vs90 mm²
Transistors754 millionvs1,040 million
Compute Units7vs5
Core clock600 MHzvs730 MHz

Memory Configuration

GeForce 9800 GTRadeon R5 240 OEM
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Bus Width256 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
vs900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
Memory Size512 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce 9800 GTRadeon R5 240 OEM
TDP125 wattsvs50 watts
Release Date21 Jul 2008vs1 Nov 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce 9800 GT
    9.60 GP/s
  • Radeon R5 240 OEM
    5.84 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce 9800 GT
    33.60 GT/s
  • Radeon R5 240 OEM
    14.60 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce 9800 GT
    57.60 GB/s
  • Radeon R5 240 OEM
    28.80 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce 9800 GT
    336.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R5 240 OEM
    467.20 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better