NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS

The GeForce 9500M GS is a middle class graphics card from the GeForce 9000M series and the successor of the  8600M GT GPU. Benchmarks show an average 10% increase of frame rates in all games because of internal optimizations (compared to a 8600M GT with the same GPU and memory clock). According to Nvidia the card should also have a lower current consumption.

The card offers full DirectX 10 hardware acceleration, but is not fast enough to render DirectX 10 effects of demanding games, like Crysis, fluently.

The particularity of this video card are the "Unified Shader". Pixel- and vertex-shaders do not exist any more but 32 of the so called stream processors do the graphic work (which up to now pixel- and vertex shaders did).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
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
CodenameNB9P-GE1
ArchitectureG8x
Pipelines32 - unified
Core Speed *475 MHz
Shader Speed *950 MHz
Memory Speed *700 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2 / GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistors289 Million
technology80 nm
FeaturesShader mit 950 MHz getaktet
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement01.02.2008
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_950...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 690      avg: 690 (1%)     median: 690 (1%)     max: 690 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 863      avg: 863 (2%)     median: 863 (2%)     max: 863 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3225      avg: 3627.3 (12%)     median: 3655 (12%)     max: 4078 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6236      avg: 6669.3 (18%)     median: 6782 (18%)     max: 7066 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 6580      avg: 10191.8 (7%)     median: 10763 (7%)     max: 11485 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 16781      avg: 21146 (35%)     median: 20861 (34%)     max: 25834 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2725      avg: 3089.7 (26%)     median: 3161 (26%)     max: 3383 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 4      avg: 4.5 (67%)     median: 4.8 (71%)     max: 4.8 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 5      avg: 5.2 (76%)     median: 5.3 (78%)     max: 5.3 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
48.9  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
18.6  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
10.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
42 42.9 ~ 42 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
18.1  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
9.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
med. 1024x768
27 30 ~ 29 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
14 16 ~ 15 fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
52 72 239 393 ~ 189 fps      Compare
med. 800x600
29 69 107 121 ~ 82 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
27 31 34 37 ~ 32 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
143 159.9 160.6 ~ 155 fps      Compare
med. 640x480
140 159.9 163.5 ~ 154 fps      Compare
high 800x600
118 127.9 132.1 ~ 126 fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
78 84.7 87.6 ~ 83 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
high 1024x768
454.6 501 ~ 478 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

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

Games Performance

The following average frame rates were measured with a Asus F8SN notebook equiped with GDDR2 and a T9300 CPU.

Crysis: 1024x768, low: 45 fps -> fully playable (altough not beautiful)
Supreme Commander (Benchmark): 1024x768, low: 27 fps -> well playable (especially smaller maps)
Unreal Tournament 3: 1024x768, Details 3/5: 30 fps -> playable with some stuttering (5-50 fps)
Doom 3: 1024x768, ultra: 84,7 fps -> fully playable
F.E.A.R.: 1024x768, med/med: 69 fps -> fully playable (in max/max avg. 34 fps)
Quake 3 Arena: 1024x768, highest: 501 fps -> fully playable

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS graphics card

Acer Aspire 6920G-814G32Bn: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, 16.4", 3.3 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 6920G Notebook

Asus F8SN: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 14.1", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review Asus F8SN Notebook

Asus M51SN: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  Review » Review Asus M51SN Mutimedia Notebook

Acer Aspire 6920G-814G32Bn: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, 16.4", 3.3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 6920G

Asus Asus X55SV: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Asus X55SV

Asus M50SV-AS030G: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Asus M50SV-AS030G 

Asus M51SN: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Asus M51SN

Asus X56SN: Intel Core 2 Duo T5750, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Asus X56SN

Medion P7610: Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400, 17.0", 3.3 kg
  External Review » Medion P7610

MSI Megabook EX623GS: Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400, 16.0", 2.7 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook EX623GS

» Comparison of GPUs
Detailled list of all laptop GPUs with a short description. Classified and sorted by performance.

» Benchmark List
Sortable and restrainable list of all GPUs with benchmarks (e.g. 3DMarks).

» Notebook Gaming List
Which game can be played with my graphics card.

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
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Class 5
PowerVR GX6450
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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