NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 550 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type DDR2
  • Memory clock speed 1008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2008


NVIDIA started GeForce 9500 GS sales 29 July 2008. This is a Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 512 MB of DDR2 memory clocked at 1.01 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 16.13 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 40 Watt.

We have no data on GeForce 9500 GS benchmark results.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce 9500 GS: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG96
Market segmentDesktop
Release date29 July 2008
(14 years old)
Current price$3.49 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)

Technical specs

GeForce 9500 GS's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 9500 GS's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores32of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed550 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors314 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology65 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)40 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate8.800of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9500 GS's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9500 GS: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeDDR2
Maximum RAM amount512 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1008 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth16.13 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9500 GS. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9500 GS, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL3.3of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce 9500 GS. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

  • Passmark


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

9500 GS 156

GeForce 9500 GS AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9500 GS from AMD is Radeon HD 4550.

ATI Radeon HD 4550 Radeon HD 4550

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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ATI Radeon HD 4570 Radeon HD 4570
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Recommended processors

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User rating

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