NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 512: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 512


NVIDIA started GeForce 9600 GSO 512 sales 23 October 2008. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 0.9 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 57.6 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-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 90 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.61 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce 9600 GSO 512's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Release date
23 October 2008

Technical specs

GeForce 9600 GSO 512's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 9600 GSO 512's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
Core clock speed
1625 MHz
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
505 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
of 7
Power consumption (TDP)
90 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
Texture fill rate
15.6 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
156 gflops
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9600 GSO 512'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
9" (22.9 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
SLI options


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9600 GSO 512: 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
512 MB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
57.6 GB / s
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9600 GSO 512.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVIHDTV
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 9600 GSO 512. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9600 GSO 512, sometimes including their particular versions.
11.1 (10_0)
of 4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 9600 GSO 512. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 9600 GSO 512 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 9600 GSO 512 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9600 GSO 512 from AMD is Radeon HD 8470D, which is faster by 4% and higher by 10 positions in our rating.

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