NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 9500 GS sales 29 July 2008. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 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.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.59 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

Of GeForce 9500 GS's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.57
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
GPU code name
G96
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
29 July 2008 (12 years ago)
 
Price now
$14.22
 

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 cores
32
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
550 MHz
 
Number of transistors
314 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
40 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
8.800
 

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 video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9500 GS: 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.

Memory type
DDR2
 
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1008 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
16.13 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 

API support

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

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
Shader Model
4.0
 
OpenGL
3.3
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
N/A
 
CUDA
1.1
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

0.59

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.

157

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 9500 GS is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

This video card matches 57% minimum and 49% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
57%
Recommended
49%
Minimum
57%
Recommended
49%

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9500 GS from AMD is Radeon X1950 CrossFire Edition, which is slower by 3% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 9500 GS:

Similar GPUs

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User rating

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