NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX vs 9600 GT
Comparison of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
36.8 billion / sec
20.8 billion / sec
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
16x PCI-E 2.0
PCIe 1.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
9" (22.9 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
86.4 GB / s
57.6 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
HDTVTwo Dual Link DVI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
8800 GTX 3.59
9600 GT 3.59
8800 GTX 763 +4.8%
9600 GT 728
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Let's see how good GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (128 vs 64)
Higher memory bandwidth (86.4 vs 57.6 GB/s)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Much newer (21 February 2008 vs 8 November 2006)
Cheaper ($179 vs $599)
Finer manufacturing process technology (65 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (96 vs 155 watts)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
So, 8800 GTX or 9600 GT?
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