ATI Radeon 9600 XT vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

General info

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

Place in our rating
not rated
Rage 9
GPU code name
GN20-E7 GA104
Market segment
Launch date
1 October 2003 (17 years ago)
12 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
Price now
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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
no data
Core clock speed
500 MHz
1100 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
1710 MHz
Number of transistors
60 million
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
130 nm
8 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
22 Watt
115 Watt
Texture fill rate

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon 9600 XT and GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile 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 size
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AGP 8x
PCIe 4.0 x16
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
Maximum RAM amount
128 MB
16 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
600 MHz
12 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
9.6 GB/s
384.0 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 Connectors
1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

9.0 (9_0)
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
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Advantages of ATI Radeon 9600 XT

Lower power consumption (22W vs 115W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile

Much newer (12 January 2021 vs 1 October 2003)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)

Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 9.6 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 130 nm)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between ATI Radeon 9600 XT and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that Radeon 9600 XT is a desktop card while GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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ATI Radeon 9600 XT
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