NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 9600 GT sales 21 February 2008 at a recommended price of 200 USD. This is a Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 0.5 GB 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). An additional 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 96 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 10.34 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce 9600 GT's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
78.45
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Code name
G94
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
21 February 2008
 
Launch price (MSRP)
200 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
39.99 USD
 
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce 9600 GT'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 GT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
64
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
64
 
Core clock speed
1625 MHz
 
Transistor count
505 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
96 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
Texture fill rate
20.8 billion/sec
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
208 gflops
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9600 GT'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). 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.
Bus support
16x PCI-E 2.0
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
9" (22.9 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Width
1-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin
 
SLI options
2-way
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9600 GT: 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
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
0.5 GB
 
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 GT.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
Display Connectors
HDTVTwo Dual Link DVI
 
Multi monitor support
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
S/PDIF
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 9600 GT. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9600 GT, sometimes including their particular versions.
OpenGL
2.1
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 9600 GT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
10.34
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
107447.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
8740.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
1500.43
 
 
Passmark
734
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce 9600 GT 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
2.07
 
 

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9600 GT from AMD is Radeon HD 4850, which is slower by 5%.

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