9600M GT vs 9650M GS

Price now 180$
Games supported 50%
NVIDIA GeForce 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
NVIDIA GeForce 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
Price now 287$
Games supported 39%

General info

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

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Value for money0.01no data
ArchitectureG8x (2007−2008)G9x (2007−2010)
GPU code nameNB9P-GS1NB9P-GS
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date13 March 2008
(14 years old)
4 June 2008
(14 years old)
Current price$180 $287
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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 cores3232
CUDA cores3232
Core clock speed625 MHz120 MHz
Number of transistors289 million314 million
Manufacturing process technology80 nm65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)29 Watt23 Watt
Texture fill rate10.008.000
Floating-point performance80 gflops80 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9650M GS and GeForce 9600M GT 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 sizelargemedium sized
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16MXM-II
Supplementary power connectorsNoneNone


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 typeGDDR2?, GDDR3GDDR2, GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB1 GB
Memory bus width128 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed800 MHz800 MHz
Memory bandwidth25.6 GB/s25.6 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

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.04.0

Benchmark performance

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

  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance


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%

9650M GS 270
9600M GT 131

GeForce 9650M GS outperforms GeForce 9600M GT by 106% in Passmark.

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%

9650M GS 1786
9600M GT 1459

GeForce 9650M GS outperforms GeForce 9600M GT by 22% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 13 March 2008 4 June 2008
Chip lithography 80 nm 65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 29 Watt 23 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
GeForce 9650M GS


NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
GeForce 9600M GT

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Competitors of GeForce 9650M GS by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9650M GS from AMD is Radeon HD 6450M.

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Competitors of GeForce 9600M GT by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9600M GT from AMD is Mobility Radeon HD 5430.

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