GeForce 9600 GSO: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

GeForce 9600 GSO provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.85% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.


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 1.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 192 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 38.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 229 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 84 Watt.

Primary details

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

Place in performance ranking1099
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation0.09
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG92
Market segmentDesktop
Release date28 April 2008 (16 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$49.99

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce 9600 GSO's specs 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)
Core clock speed550 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors754 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology65 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Power consumption (TDP)84 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate26.40of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance264 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce 9600 GSO 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
Length229 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin

VRAM capacity and type

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 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width192 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1600 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth38.4 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Connectivity and outputs

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 Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API compatibility

APIs supported by GeForce 9600 GSO, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL3.3of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce 9600 GSO. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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


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: 26%

9600 GSO 327

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.

Closest competitors

GeForce 9600 GSO's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.

GeForce 9600 GSO 100
Radeon E6460 98.82

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce 9600 GSO is Radeon E6460, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 9600 GSO:

GeForce 9600 GSO 100
Radeon E6460 98.82
Cedar 92.94

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