ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 vs NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

Price now 287$
Games supported 40%
9600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
  • Interface MXM-II
  • Core clock speed 120MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR2, GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 800
  • Maximum resolution
ATI Mobility HD 5430
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 550
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type DDR3, GDDR5?
  • Memory clock speed 800
  • 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 rankingnot ratednot rated
ArchitectureG9x (2007−2010)Terascale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameNB9P-GSPark LP
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date4 June 2008 (15 years old)7 January 2010 (13 years old)
Current price$287 no data

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 cores3280
CUDA cores32no data
Core clock speed120 MHz550 MHz
Number of transistors314 million292 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)23 Watt7 Watt
Texture fill rate8.0004.000
Floating-point performance80 gflops80 gflops

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce 9600M GT and Mobility Radeon HD 5430 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 sizedno data
InterfaceMXM-IIPCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno 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 typeGDDR2, GDDR3DDR3, GDDR5?
Maximum RAM amount1 GB1 GB
Memory bus width128 Bit64 Bit
Memory clock speed800 MHz800 MHz
Memory bandwidth25.6 GB/s12.8 GB/s
Shared memory--

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 ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

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

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

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
ATI Mobility HD 5430 962

GeForce 9600M GT outperforms Mobility Radeon HD 5430 by 52% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 4 June 2008 7 January 2010
Memory bus width 128 64
Memory bandwidth 25.6 12.8
Pipelines / CUDA cores 32 80
Chip lithography 65 nm 40 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 23 Watt 7 Watt

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