NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT


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 office use. 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.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.51 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

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Launch date
29 July 2008 (13 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now
$200 (2.3x MSRP)

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 cores
of 10752 (GA102)
CUDA cores
Core clock speed
550 MHz
Number of transistors
314 million
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
50 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
Texture fill rate
8.8 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
89.6 gflops
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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).

PCIe 2.0 x16
6.875" (17.5 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
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 type
Maximum RAM amount
256/512 MB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
800 (GDDR3) and 500 (DDR2) MHz
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
25.6 (GDDR3) and 16.0 (DDR2)
of 1024 (Radeon VII)

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 Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Display Connectors
Dual Link DVISingle Link DVI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI

API support

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

11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce 9500 GT. 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.



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.


Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 9500 GT 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 54% minimum and 47% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 9500 GT performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce 9500 GT's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 5450, which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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

User rating

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