710A vs 9600 GT

Price now 274$
Games supported 52%
9600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
  • 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
GeForce 710A
NVIDIA GeForce 710A
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 775 MHz
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 51%

General info

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

Place in performance ranking944954
Value for money0.02no data
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)Fermi 2.0 (2010−2014)
GPU code nameG94GF117
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date21 February 2008 (15 years old)1 April 2013 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$179 no data
Current price$274 (1.5x 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 cores6496
CUDA cores64no data
Core clock speed650 MHz775 MHz
Number of transistors505 million585 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)96 Watt33 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature105 °Cno data
Texture fill rate20.8 billion/sec12.40
Floating-point performance208 gflops276.1 gflops

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 support16x PCI-E 2.0no data
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length9" (22.9 cm)no data
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)no data
Width1-slotMXM Module
Supplementary power connectors6-pinno data
SLI options+no 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 typeGDDR3DDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB2 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed900 MHz1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth57.6 GB/s14.4 GB/s

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 ConnectorsHDTVTwo Dual Link DVINo outputs
Multi monitor support+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 (11_0)
Shader Model4.05.1

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 GT 1.26
GeForce 710A 1.18

9600 GT outperforms 710A by 7% 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 GT 495
GeForce 710A 466

9600 GT outperforms 710A by 6% in Passmark.

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 1.26 1.18
Recency 21 February 2008 1 April 2013
Memory bus width 256 64
Memory bandwidth 57.6 14.4
Pipelines / CUDA cores 64 96
Chip lithography 65 nm 28 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 96 Watt 33 Watt

We couldn't decide between GeForce 9600 GT and GeForce 710A. The differences in performance seem too small.

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