GeForce 9500 GT: specs and benchmarks



NVIDIA started GeForce 9500 GT sales 29 July 2008 at a recommended price of $85.99 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Tesla architecture and made with 65 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 1 GB 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.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce 9500 GT: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rankingnot rated
Place by popularitynot in top-100
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG96
Market segmentDesktop
Release date29 July 2008 (15 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$85.99
Current price$153 (1.8x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Detailed specifications

GeForce 9500 GT's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
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 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)50 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Maximum GPU temperature105 °C
Texture fill rate8.8 billion/secof 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance89.6 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce 9500 GT and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

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

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9500 GT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed800 (GDDR3) and 500 (DDR2) MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth25.6 (GDDR3) and 16.0 (DDR2)of 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9500 GT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsDual Link DVISingle Link DVI
Multi monitor support+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIF

API compatibility

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

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce 9500 GT. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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 GT 157

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce 9500 GT is Radeon HD 4550.

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Community ratings

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3.3 1066 votes

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