9650M GS vs Go 7900 GTX

Price now 180$
Games supported 52%
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 Go 7900 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 8
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1200 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 535$
Games supported 52%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS vs NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX

General info

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

Place in performance rating985986
Value for money0.020.01
GPU code nameNB9P-GS1G71M
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date13 March 2008 (13 years ago)18 April 2006 (15 years ago)
Price now$180 $535
Value for money

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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 cores32no data
Core clock speed625 MHz8 MHz
Boost clock speedno data500 MHz
Number of transistors289 million278 million
Manufacturing process technology80 nm90 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)29 Watt45 Watt
Texture fill rate10.0012.00
Floating-point performance80 gflopsno data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9650M GS and GeForce Go 7900 GTX 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 sizelargelarge
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 1.0 x16
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?, GDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB512 MB
Memory bus width128 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed800 MHz1200 MHz
Memory bandwidth25.6 GB/s38.4 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)9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model4.03.0
CUDA1.1no data

Benchmark performance

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

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 1.01
Go 7900 GTX 1.01
  • Passmark

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.

9650M GS 270
Go 7900 GTX 270

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Novelty 13 March 2008 18 April 2006
Memory bus width 128 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 32 24
Memory bandwidth 25.6 38.4
Chip lithography 80 nm 90 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 29 Watt 45 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS


NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of GeForce 9650M GS by AMD

The nearest GeForce 9650M GS's AMD equivalent is Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L) Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)

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Competitors of GeForce Go 7900 GTX by AMD

The nearest GeForce Go 7900 GTX's AMD equivalent is Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L) Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)

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