9500 GS vs 9600 GS OEM

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 9600 GS OEM
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS OEM
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 500 MHz
  • Max video memory 768 MB
  • Memory type DDR2
  • Memory clock speed 2000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
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 nameG96G94
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date29 July 2008 (14 years ago)29 July 2008 (14 years ago)
Current price$3.49 no data

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 cores3248
Core clock speed550 MHz500 MHz
Number of transistors314 million505 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)40 Wattno data
Texture fill rate8.80012.00
Floating-point performanceno data120 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
Supplementary power connectorsNone1x 6-pin


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 typeDDR2DDR2
Maximum RAM amount512 MB768 MB
Memory bus width128 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed1008 MHz2000 MHz
Memory bandwidth16.13 GB/s48 GB/s

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-Video1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

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

Advantages and disadvantages

Memory bus width 128 192
Pipelines / CUDA cores 32 48
Memory bandwidth 16.13 48

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NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS


NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS OEM
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS OEM

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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 9600 GS OEM by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9600 GS OEM from AMD is Radeon HD 8280E.

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