NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS: specs and benchmarks

Price now 180$
Games supported 48%
9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 625MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR2?, GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 800MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2008
Performance 0.69


NVIDIA started GeForce 9650M GS sales 13 March 2008. This is a G8x architecture notebook card based on 80 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 512 MB of GDDR2?, GDDR3 memory clocked at 0.8 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 PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 29 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce 9650M GS: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking1079
Value for money0.01
ArchitectureG8x (2007−2008)
GPU code nameNB9P-GS1
Market segmentLaptop
Release date13 March 2008 (15 years old)
Current price$180 of 158889 (A100 PCIe)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce 9650M GS's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 9650M GS'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 speed625 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors289 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology80 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)29 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate10.00of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance80 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce 9650M GS'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 sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9650M GS: 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 amount512 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
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 9650M GS. 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 9650M GS, 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 9650M GS. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.

9650M GS 0.69


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: 24%

9650M GS 270

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%

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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 9650M GS 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.

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Medium Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4

Full HD
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 3−4

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1−2
Hitman 3 3−4
Horizon Zero Dawn 1−2
Metro Exodus 3−4
Red Dead Redemption 2 0−1
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1−2

Ultra Preset

Far Cry 5 0−1

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 0−1
Hitman 3 1−2
Horizon Zero Dawn 2−3
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 0−1
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 1−2

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Valhalla 0−1
Far Cry New Dawn 6−7
Watch Dogs: Legion 0−1

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 9650M GS performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce 9650M GS is Radeon HD 7400G, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our ranking.

HD 7400GRadeon HD7400G

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Recommended processors

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