AMD Radeon HD 8310E vs NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO

Price now 25$
Games supported 50%
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
HD 8310E
Radeon HD 8310E
  • Interface IGP
  • Core clock speed 300 MHz
  • Max video memory System Shared
  • Memory type System Shared
  • Memory clock speed System Shared
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 50%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking10381037
Value for money0.09no data
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)GCN 2.0 (2013−2017)
GPU code nameG92Kalindi
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date28 April 2008 (15 years old)23 April 2013 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$49.99 no data
Current price$25 (0.5x MSRP)no data
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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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 cores96128
CUDA cores96no data
Core clock speed550 MHz300 MHz
Number of transistors754 million1,178 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)105 Watt25 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature105 °Cno data
Texture fill rate26.4 billion/sec2.400
Floating-point performance264 gflopsno data

Size and compatibility

Information on 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 2.0no data
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16IGP
Length9" (22.9 cm)no data
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)no data
Supplementary power connectors6-pinno data
SLI options2-wayno data


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3System Shared
Maximum RAM amount384 MBSystem Shared
Memory bus width192 BitSystem Shared
Memory clock speed800 MHzSystem Shared
Memory bandwidth38.4 GB/sno 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 ConnectorsDual Link DVIHDTVNo outputs
Multi monitor support+no data
HDMI+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIFno data

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)12 (12_0)
Shader Model4.06.3
CUDA+no data

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 0.86
HD 8310E 0.87

Radeon HD 8310E outperforms GeForce 9600 GSO by 1% in our combined benchmark results.


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%

9600 GSO 339
HD 8310E 340

Gaming performance

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

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 0.86 0.87
Recency 28 April 2008 23 April 2013
Pipelines / CUDA cores 96 128
Chip lithography 65 nm 28 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 105 Watt 25 Watt

We couldn't decide between GeForce 9600 GSO and Radeon HD 8310E. The differences in performance seem too small.

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