NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G

NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G

The Nvidia GeForce 9500M G is the successor of the 8600M GS as it also featuresonly 16 unified shaders (the 9600M series features 32). Compared to the8600M GS, the 9500M G has an improved PureVideo HD engine (VP3), supports Hybrid-SLI and needs less current (because of the 65nm process).

In conjunction with the Nvidia 9100M G integrated graphics, the 9500M G supports Hybrid-SLI (HybridPower and GeForceBoost). HybridPower is a technique to choose between the integrated and dedicated graphics core, if performance or battery runtime is needed. This works only in Windows Vista. Up to now the user has to use a tool to switch between the GPUs. Later Nvidia wants to switch automatically in the drivers. GeForceBoost uses the integrated graphics core of the 9100M G and the dedicated of the 9500M G in SLI mode to achieve better frame rates.

As the 8600M GS, the 9500M G features 16 stream processors that do the work of the former dedicated pixel- and vertex-shaders. The unified shaders of Nvidia are 1-dimensional (AMD has 5-dimensional shaders which leads to the higher number of shaders).

The desktop GeForce 9500 graphics card is not compareable to the mobile 9500M G, because it has 32 stream processors (compareable to the 9600M series).

GeForce 9500M Series
GeForce 9500M GS 32 @ 475 MHz128 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce 9500M G 16 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9500M GE 24 64 Bit
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed *500 MHz
Shader Speed *1250 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory1024 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistors314 Million
technology65 nm
FeaturesPCI-E 2.0
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement03.06.2008
Link to Manufacturer Page
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.


3DMark 06
min: 3428      avg: 3435 (9%)     median: 3435 (9%)     max: 3442 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 5685      avg: 5765.5 (16%)     median: 5765.5 (16%)     max: 5846 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 8010      avg: 8033.5 (5%)     median: 8033.5 (5%)     max: 8057 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 13820      avg: 13926 (23%)     median: 13926 (23%)     max: 14032 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
min: 2127      avg: 2220.5 (15%)     median: 2220.5 (15%)     max: 2314 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
38.6  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
15.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
38.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
16.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.


low 640x480
28 308 ~ 168 fps      Compare
med. 800x600
25 81 ~ 53 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
18 21 ~ 20 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Doom 3

Doom 3

low 640x480
88  fps      Compare
med. 640x480
87.8  fps      Compare
high 800x600
65.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
44.1  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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#1 min, max, avg, median took 4.3153762817383E-5s +0.072s ... 0.073s

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Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G graphics card

Dell Studio XPS 13: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.3", 2.2 kg
  Review » Review Dell Studio XPS 13 Notebook

  External Review » Dell Studio XPS 13

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 430
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Mali-T760 MP6
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) *
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
PowerVR GX6250
Chrome9HD *
Mali-T628 MP4
Adreno 405 *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)