NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: specs and benchmarks



NVIDIA started GeForce 9600M GT sales 4 June 2008. This is a laptop graphics card based on a G9x architecture and made with 65 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers. 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.

We have no data on GeForce 9600M GT benchmark results.

General info

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

Place in performance rankingnot rated
ArchitectureG9x (2007−2010)
GPU code nameNB9P-GS
Market segmentLaptop
Release date4 June 2008 (15 years old)
Current price$287 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Technical specs

GeForce 9600M GT's specs 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 cores32of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores32
Core clock speed120 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors314 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology65 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)23 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate8.000of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance80 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

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 sizemedium sized
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9600M GT: 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 typeGDDR2, GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed800 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
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 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 ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

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

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

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce 9600M GT. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


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: 25%

9600M GT 137

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.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

9600M GT 1459

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce 9600M GT is Radeon HD 8400.

HD 8400Radeon HD8400

Similar GPUs

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

9650M GSGeForce9650M GS
GeForce 320MGeForce320M
GT 415MGeForce GT415M
9700M GTGeForce9700M GT
GT 230MGeForce GT230M
GeForce 410MGeForce410M

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce 9600M GT according to our statistics.

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3.7 74 votes

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