9600 GSO 512 vs RTX 3080 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.29
 
no data
Architecture
Tesla
 
Ampere
GPU code name
G94
 
GN20-E7 GA104
Market segment
Desktop
 
Laptop
Launch date
23 October 2008 (12 years ago)
 
12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
Price now
$99
 
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
48
 
6144
CUDA cores
48
 
no data
Core clock speed
650 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1710 MHz
Number of transistors
505 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
90 Watt
 
115 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
no data
Texture fill rate
15.6 billion/sec
 
296.6
Floating-point performance
156 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9600 GSO 512 and GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
no data
 
large
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
9" (22.9 cm)
 
no data
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin
 
no data
SLI options
2-way
 
-

Memory

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

Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
16 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
12 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
57.6 GB/s
 
384.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVIHDTV
 
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Multi monitor support
+
 
no data
HDMI
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
no data
Audio input for HDMI
S/PDIF
 
no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
4.0
 
6.5
OpenGL
2.1
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.1
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2
CUDA
+
 
8.6

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

9600 GSO 512 satisfies 63% minimum and 54% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
63%
Recommended
54%
Minimum
63%
Recommended
54%

RTX 3080 Mobile satisfies 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 512

Lower power consumption (90W vs 115W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

4973.3% faster (about 50.5 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (12 January 2021 vs 23 October 2008)

More pipelines (6144 vs 48)

Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 57.6 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 65 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile, since it shows better performance.

Be aware that GeForce 9600 GSO 512 is a desktop card while GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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