NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 9600M GT sales 4 June 2008. This is G9x architecture notebook card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 1 GB of GDDR2, GDDR3 memory clocked at 800 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 25.6 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via MXM-II interface. Power consumption is at 23 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.49 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.07
 
Architecture
G9x
 
GPU code name
NB9P-GS
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Release date
4 June 2008 (13 years ago)
 
Price now
$287
 
of 11999 (Tesla V100 FHHL)

Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores
32
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
500 MHz
 
Number of transistors
314 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
23 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
8.000
 
Floating-point performance
80 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9600M GT's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
medium sized
 
Interface
MXM-II
 
Supplementary power connectors
None
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9600M 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 type
GDDR2, GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
800 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9600M 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 Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

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

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
Shader Model
4.0
 
OpenGL
3.3
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
N/A
 
CUDA
1.1
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce 9600M 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.

0.49

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

1459

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.

131

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 9600M 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.

This video card matches 52% minimum and 45% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
52%
Recommended
45%
Minimum
52%
Recommended
45%

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce 9600M GT's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 6320, which is faster by 12% and higher by 19 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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

User rating

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