9600 GT vs 9600 GS OEM

Price now 198$
Games supported 52%
NVIDIA GeForce 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
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS OEM
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS OEM
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 500 MHz
  • Max video memory 768 MB
  • Memory type DDR2
  • Memory clock speed 2000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 39%

General info

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

Place in performance rating907not rated
Value for money0.02no data
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)Tesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG94G94
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date21 February 2008 (14 years ago)29 July 2008 (14 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$179 no data
Current price$198 (1.1x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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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 cores6448
CUDA cores64no data
Core clock speed650 MHz500 MHz
Number of transistors505 million505 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)96 Wattno data
Maximum GPU temperature105 °Cno data
Texture fill rate20.8 billion/sec12.00
Floating-point performance208 gflops120 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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 2.0no data
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length9" (22.9 cm)no data
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)no data
Supplementary power connectors6-pin1x 6-pin
SLI options+no data


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 typeGDDR3DDR2
Maximum RAM amount512 MB768 MB
Memory bus width256 Bit192 Bit
Memory clock speed900 MHz2000 MHz
Memory bandwidth57.6 GB/s48 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 DVI1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video
Multi monitor support+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIFno data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.04.0

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 21 February 2008 29 July 2008
Memory bus width 256 192
Pipelines / CUDA cores 64 48
Memory bandwidth 57.6 48

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT


NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS OEM
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS OEM

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Competitors of GeForce 9600 GT by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9600 GT from AMD is Radeon R7 M265DX.

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Competitors of GeForce 9600 GS OEM by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9600 GS OEM from AMD is Radeon HD 8280E.

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