9500 GT vs 9500 GS

Price now 3.49$
Games supported 39%
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
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 550MHz
  • Max video memory 1024
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 800 (GDDR3) and 500 (DDR2)MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 99$
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance ratingnot ratednot rated
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)Tesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG96G96
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date29 July 2008
(14 years old)
29 July 2008
(14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$85.99
Current price$3.49 $99 (1.2x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3232
CUDA coresno data32
Core clock speed550 MHz550 MHz
Number of transistors314 million314 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)40 Watt50 Watt
Maximum GPU temperatureno data105 °C
Texture fill rate8.8008.8 billion/sec
Floating-point performanceno data89.6 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Lengthno data6.875" (17.5 cm)
Heightno data4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectorsNoneNone
SLI optionsno data+


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

Memory typeDDR2GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB1 GB
Memory bus width128 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed1008 MHz800 (GDDR3) and 500 (DDR2) MHz
Memory bandwidth16.13 GB/s25.6 (GDDR3) and 16.0 (DDR2)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-VideoDual Link DVISingle Link DVI
Multi monitor supportno data+
HDMIno data+
Maximum VGA resolutionno data2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIno dataS/PDIF

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.04.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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
9500 GT 135

GeForce 9500 GS outperforms GeForce 9500 GT by 16% in Passmark.

Advantages and disadvantages

Memory bandwidth 16.13 25.6
Thermal design power (TDP) 40 Watt 50 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS
GeForce 9500 GS


NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
GeForce 9500 GT

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Competitors of GeForce 9500 GS by AMD

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

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Competitors of GeForce 9500 GT by AMD

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

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