AMD Radeon HD 7470A vs NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Price now 300$
Games supported 53%
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
AMD Radeon HD 7470A
Radeon HD 7470A
  • Interface MXM-A (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 625 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 40%

General info

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

Place in performance rating939not rated
Value for money0.02no data
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)TeraScale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameG94Caicos
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date21 February 2008 (15 years old)5 January 2012 (11 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$179 no data
Current price$300 (1.7x 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 cores64160
CUDA cores64no data
Core clock speed650 MHz625 MHz
Number of transistors505 million370 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)96 Watt25 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature105 °Cno data
Texture fill rate20.8 billion/sec5.000
Floating-point performance208 gflops200.0 gflops

Dimensions and compatibility

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 x16MXM-A (3.0)
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 typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB512 MB
Memory bus width256 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed900 MHz1600 MHz
Memory bandwidth57.6 GB/s12.8 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

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model4.05.0
CUDA+no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 21 February 2008 5 January 2012
Memory bus width 256 64
Memory bandwidth 57.6 12.8
Pipelines / CUDA cores 64 160
Chip lithography 65 nm 40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 96 Watt 25 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
GeForce 9600 GT


AMD Radeon HD 7470A
Radeon HD 7470A

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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 Radeon HD 7470A by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7470A from NVIDIA is GeForce 9600 GT.

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