NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 550MHz
  • Max video memory 256/512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 800 (GDDR3) and 500 (DDR2)MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2008


NVIDIA started GeForce 9500 GT sales 29 July 2008 at a recommended price of $85.99. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 256/512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 800 (GDDR3) and 500 (DDR2) MHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 25.6 (GDDR3) and 16.0 (DDR2).

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 6.875" (17.5 cm). No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 50 Watt.

We have no data on GeForce 9500 GT benchmark results.

General info

Of GeForce 9500 GT's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG96
Market segmentDesktop
Release date29 July 2008 (14 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$85.99
Current price$154 (1.8x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)

Technical specs

GeForce 9500 GT'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 GT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores32of 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores32
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)50 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature105 °C
Texture fill rate8.8 billion/secof 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance89.6 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9500 GT'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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length6.875" (17.5 cm)
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectorsNone
SLI options+


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9500 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.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount256/512 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed800 (GDDR3) and 500 (DDR2) MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth25.6 (GDDR3) and 16.0 (DDR2)of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9500 GT. 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 ConnectorsDual Link DVISingle Link DVI
Multi monitor support+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIF

API support

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

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL2.1of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce 9500 GT. 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: 26%

9500 GT 134

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9500 GT 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.

ATI Radeon HD 4550 Radeon HD 4550
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS GeForce 8600 GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS GeForce 9500 GS
AMD Radeon HD 6230 Radeon HD 6230
ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO Radeon HD 2600 PRO
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 GeForce GT 520

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