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NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS

The Nvidia GeForce 9600M GS is a DirectX 10 graphics card for notebooks. Technically itis a slower clocked GeForce 9600M GT. It is also produced in 65nm and features a new PureVideo HD video processor (VP3) and HybridPower support.

Compared to the 8600M GT, the core clock is only slightly higher, which leads a similarperformance as the old 8600M GT, but because of the 55nm process it shoulduse less current. As the 8600M GT, the 9600M GT features 32 stream processors that do the graphic work of the vertex- and pixel-shaders.

In conjunction with the Nvidia 9100M G integrated graphics, the 9600M GS supports Hybrid-SLI (only HybridPower). 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 is not supported with this card, as there would be no performance gain.

Compared to desktop graphics cards, the 9600M GS is similar to the GeForce 9500 GS (which also descends from the G96 core). The similar named desktop CPU 9600 Series has a 256 bit memory bus and is therefore much faster.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 9600M Series

GeForce 9650M GT

32 @ 550 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz

GeForce 9600M GT

32 @ 500 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9600M GS 32 @ 430 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenameNB9P-GE
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines32 - unified
Core Speed *430 MHz
Shader Speed *1075 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, 400 MHz Speichertakt bei GDDR2 und 800 MHz bei GDDR3
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement03.06.2008
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_960...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 2102      avg: 3924.8 (10%)     median: 3982.5 (10%)     max: 5204 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 7700      avg: 8843.5 (24%)     median: 8887 (24%)     max: 9900 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 11995      avg: 13120.3 (9%)     median: 12525 (8%)     max: 14841 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 23226      avg: 25075.3 (41%)     median: 23837.5 (39%)     max: 29400 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2963      avg: 3076 (21%)     median: 3076 (21%)     max: 3189 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.

F.E.A.R. 2
low 800x600
98.8  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
32.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Racedriver: GRID
low 800x600
50.7  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
31.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
low 800x600
118  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
38.9  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
54.4 70.2 ~ 62 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
19.3 23 ~ 21 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
13.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
49.9 52.7 ~ 51 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
22.1 23.2 ~ 23 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
12.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
281  fps      Compare
med. 800x600
29  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
28  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.

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

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Game Performance

The following values are based on the 8600M GT. As the core of the 9600M GS is similar (only slightly higher clocked), the following benchmarks should give a good impression on the gaming performance of the card.

Call of Juarez : 1280x800, DX10: 20 fps -> barely playable
Company of Heroes: 1440x900, high details-> playable (not completely fluent)
World in Conflict: 1024x768, medium details (DX9), Benchmark: 23 fps -> playable (DX 10 not playable)
F.E.A.R.: 1024x768, CPU max, GPU max: 24-40 fps -> well playable
Command and Conquer 3 (C&C 3): 1024x768, high details: 30 fps well playable
Supreme Commander: 1024x768, high details: 16-44 fps -> playable (large Multiplayer battles may need a faster GPU)
Colin McRae Dirt: 1024x768, high: 20 fps -> barely playable (reduce details)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: 1024x768, maximum quality: 18 fps not playable -> with reduced details playable
Splinter Cell - Chaos Theory: 1280x800 -> well playable
Oblivion: 1280x800, max details: 40 fps -> well playable
Half Life 2 - Episode 1: 1280x800: 70 fps -> well playable
Prey: 1280x800: 40 fps -> well playable
Anno 1701: 1024x768, high Details: 48 fps -> well playable
Doom 3: 1024x768, Details: Ultra: 67 fps -> well playable
Age of Empires 3: 1024x768, hohe Details (without footprints), Skirmish zu 8t: 30-40 fps -> well playable
Quake 3 Arena: 1024x768, max Details: 236.5 fps -> well playable

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS graphics card

Acer Aspire 6930G: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.0", 3.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 6930G

Asus M50VM : Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Asus M50VM

Asus M70VM: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 17.1", 4.4 kg
  External Review » Asus M70VM

Asus X83VM: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 14.1", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Asus X83VM

Gigabyte Q1580V: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Gigabyte Q1580V

HP Pavilion dv5t: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv5t

HP Pavilion dv7-1025nr: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 17.0", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-1025nr

HP TouchSmart IQ830: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450, 25.5", 16 kg
  External Review » HP TouchSmart IQ830

Medion P6612 : Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 16.0", 3.5 kg
  External Review » Medion P6612

Medion P6618: Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, 16.0", 3 kg
  External Review » Medion P6618

Medion P8610: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, 18.4", 3.8 kg
  External Review » Medion P8610

Samsung P560-54G: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, 15.4", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Samsung P560-54G

Samsung P560-54P: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Samsung P560-54P

Toshiba Satellite Pro L300D: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite Pro L300D

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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
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Mali-T760 MP6
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
Mali-T760 MP2
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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