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 3.11 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
Core clock speed
1625 MHz
Transistor count
505 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
90 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
Texture fill rate
15.6 billion/sec
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
156 gflops

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

Memory specs

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
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
Memory bandwidth
57.6 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

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.

Video card benchmarks 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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce 9600 GSO 512 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance

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 7480D, which is slower by 3% and lower by 10 positions in our rating.

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