NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 550MHz
  • Max video memory 384MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 800MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2008
Performance 0.85


NVIDIA started GeForce 9600 GSO sales 28 April 2008 at a recommended price of $49.99. This is a Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 384 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 0.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 38.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 9" (22.9 cm). 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 105 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


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General info

Some basic facts about GeForce 9600 GSO: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating1034
Value for money0.09
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG92
Market segmentDesktop
Release date28 April 2008 (14 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$49.99
Current price$25 (0.5x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

GeForce 9600 GSO's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 9600 GSO's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores96of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores96
Core clock speed550 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors754 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology65 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)105 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Maximum GPU temperature105 °C
Texture fill rate26.4 billion/secof 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance264 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on GeForce 9600 GSO's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCI-E 2.0
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length9" (22.9 cm)
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors6-pin
SLI options2-way


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9600 GSO: 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 amount384 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed800 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth38.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9600 GSO. 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 DVIHDTV
Multi monitor support+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIF

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9600 GSO, 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 9600 GSO. Overall 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.

9600 GSO 0.85
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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: 24%

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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 9600 GSO 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.

Relative perfomance

GeForce 9600 GSO's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce 9600 GSO's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 8310E, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our performance rating.

AMD Radeon HD 8310E Radeon HD 8310E

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 9600 GSO:

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 100
AMD Cedar 89.41

Similar GPUs

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

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS GeForce 8800 GS
NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT GeForce 7950 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 512 GeForce 9600 GSO 512
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 GeForce GT 230
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 GeForce GT 520
ATI Radeon HD 5550 Radeon HD 5550

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce 9600 GSO according to our statistics.

User rating

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