NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT vs AMD Radeon HD 7310

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
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Value for money (0-100)
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Terascale 2
GPU code name
Market segment
Release date
4 June 2008 (13 years ago)
1 May 2012 (9 years ago)
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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 cores
Core clock speed
500 MHz
500 MHz
Number of transistors
314 million
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Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
23 Watt
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Texture fill rate
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Floating-point performance
80 gflops
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9600M GT and Radeon HD 7310 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
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Supplementary power connectors
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Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
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Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
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Memory bus width
128 Bit
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Memory clock speed
800 MHz
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Memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
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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 Connectors
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

11.1 (10_0)
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Shader Model
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

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.

9600M GT 1459 +128%
HD 7310 640


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.

9600M GT 131 +2.3%
HD 7310 128

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4404 −3.2%
4546 +3.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4404 −3.2%
4546 +3.2%

Competitors of GeForce 9600M GT from AMD

The nearest GeForce 9600M GT's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 6320, which is faster by 12% and higher by 20 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 9600M GT:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

Cheaper ($287 vs $516)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7310

Much newer (1 May 2012 vs 4 June 2008)

More pipelines (80 vs 32)

Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 65 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT and AMD Radeon HD 7310. We've got no test results to judge.

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