NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GTX: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GTX
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 580 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1400 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2009


NVIDIA started GeForce 9600 GTX sales 27 May 2009. This is a Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.4 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 44.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 140 Watt.

We have no data on GeForce 9600 GTX benchmark results.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce 9600 GTX: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG92
Market segmentDesktop
Release date27 May 2009
(13 years old)
Current price$564 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)

Technical specs

GeForce 9600 GTX'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 GTX's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores96of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed580 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors754 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology65 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)140 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate27.84of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance278.4 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9600 GTX's 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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length267 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9600 GTX: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1400 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth44.8 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9600 GTX. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

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

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL3.3of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

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

We have no data on GeForce 9600 GTX benchmark results.

GeForce 9600 GTX AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9600 GTX from AMD is Radeon HD 2900 GT.

ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT Radeon HD 2900 GT

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT GeForce 9600 GT
AMD Radeon E6460 Radeon E6460
ATI Radeon HD 3850 AGP Radeon HD 3850 AGP
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 GeForce GTX 260
AMD FireStream 9170 FireStream 9170
AMD Radeon HD 6550A Radeon HD 6550A

Recommended processors

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User rating

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