NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 650 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 900 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2008
Performance 1.70

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 9600 GT sales 21 February 2008 at a recommended price of $179. 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 single-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 96 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

1.70%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce 9600 GT's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating895
Value for money0.03
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG94
Market segmentDesktop
Release date21 February 2008 (14 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$179
Current price$193 (1.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce 9600 GT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores64of 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores64
Core clock speed650 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors505 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology65 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)96 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature105 °C
Texture fill rate20.8 billion/secof 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance208 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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).

Bus support16x PCI-E 2.0
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length9" (22.9 cm)
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)
Width1-slot
Supplementary power connectors6-pin
SLI options+

Memory

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 typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed900 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth57.6 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9600 GT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsHDTVTwo Dual Link DVI
Multi monitor support+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIF

API support

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

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL2.1of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 GT 1.70
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Passmark

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: 26%

9600 GT 503

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 9600 GT is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS

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Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 9600 GT performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9600 GT from AMD is Radeon HD 7660D, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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