1080 SLI Mobile vs 9600

Price now 352$
Games supported 100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed 1556
  • Max video memory 2x 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 10000
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GTX
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 580 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1400 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 564$
Games supported 40%
Graphics card Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile vs NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GTX

General info

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

Place in performance rating18not rated
Value for money74.40no data
GPU code namePascal GP104 SLIG92
Market segmentLaptopDesktop
Release date16 August 2016 (5 years ago)27 May 2009 (12 years ago)
Price now$352 $564
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 cores512096
Core clock speed1556 MHz580 MHz
Boost clock speed1733 MHzno data
Number of transistors14400 Million754 million
Manufacturing process technology16 nm65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)no data140 Watt
Texture fill rateno data27.84
Floating-point performanceno data278.4 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile and GeForce 9600 GTX compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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 sizelargeno data
Interfaceno dataPCIe 2.0 x16
Lengthno data267 mm
Supplementary power connectorsno data1x 6-pin
SLI options+no data


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 typeGDDR5GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount2x 8 GB512 MB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed10000 MHz1400 MHz
Memory bandwidthno data44.8 GB/s
Shared memory-no data

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 data2x DVI, 1x S-Video
G-SYNC support+no data


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXDirectX 12_111.1 (10_0)
Shader Modelno data4.0
OpenGLno data3.3
OpenCLno data1.1

Advantages and disadvantages

Novelty 16 August 2016 27 May 2009
Pipelines / CUDA cores 5120 96
Chip lithography 16 65

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile


NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GTX

We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while GeForce 9600 GTX is a desktop one.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 6700M.

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Competitors of GeForce 9600 GTX by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9600 GTX from AMD is Radeon HD 2900 GT.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile
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NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GTX

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