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NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

The Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT is a DirectX 10 graphics card for notebooks andsuccessor to the 8600M GT. Compared to the 8600M GT or 9500M GS, the 9600M GT was produced in 65nm (allows higher clock rates with the same current consumption) and features a new PureVideo HD video processor (VP3) and HybridPower support.

In conjunction with the Nvidia 9100M G integrated graphics, the 9600M GT 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.

As the 8600M GT, the 9600M GT features 32 stream processors that do the graphic work of the vertex- and pixel-shaders.

The performance of the 9600M GT should be somewhere between the 9500M GS and the 8700M GT (depends if GDDR2 or GDDR3 memory chips are used).

Compared to desktop graphics cards, the 9600M GT is similar to the GeForce 9500GT (which also descends from the G96 core). The desktop CPU 9600 GT 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-GS
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines32 - 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
Power Consumption23 Watt
Transistors314 Million
technology65 nm
FeaturesPCI-E 2.0, 1250 MHz Shader Taktung, 400 MHz Speichertaktung bei GDDR2, 800 MHz bei GDDR3, PureVideo HD Technologie (VP3), Hybrid SLI mit HybridPower (mit aktuellen nVidia Chipsätzen).
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement04.06.2008
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 Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 +
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0%
100%
min: 5684     avg: 9592.2 (21%)     median: 10440.5 (22%)     max: 11344 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0%
100%
min: 11820     avg: 14889.2 (8%)     median: 16423.5 (9%)     max: 17184 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
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100%
min: 16887     avg: 26806.7 (28%)     median: 26648.5 (28%)     max: 34297 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
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100%
min: 2487     avg: 3391.9 (13%)     median: 3440 (13%)     max: 3905 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
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100%
min: 5.9     avg: 5.9 (87%)     median: 5.9 (87%)     max: 5.9 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0%
100%
min: 5.5     avg: 5.5 (81%)     median: 5.5 (81%)     max: 5.5 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.

Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
91  fps    + Compare
ultra 1280x1024
14  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
F.E.A.R. 2

F.E.A.R. 2

2009
low 800x600
82.1  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
38.5  fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
19.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto

2008
low 800x600
30.8  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
22.4  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

2008
low 640x480
148  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
76  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
high 1024x768
18  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead

2008
low 800x600
45  fps    + Compare
ultra 1024x768
7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Racedriver: GRID

Racedriver: GRID

2008
low 800x600
42.7  fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
32.8  fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
20.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

2007
low 800x600
123.3 133.2 142 ~ 133 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
40.2 46.9 49 ~ 45 fps    + Compare
high 1280x1024
18.2 25.7 ~ 22 fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Supreme Commander - FA Bench

Supreme Commander - FA Bench

2007
med. 1024x768
22.6 25.1 ~ 24 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
14 19.8 ~ 17 fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
32.4 42.8 50.6 59.3 60.5 62.7 65.1 76.8 81 84.3 ~ 62 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
18.6 20.6 22.9 22.9 23.6 26 26.5 30.2 35 ~ 25 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
11.5 11.5 11.9 11.9 12.1 13.4 13.6 15.6 15.8 16 16.3 16.4 19.3 ~ 14 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
32.3 39.3 51 57.7 58 59.8 70.4 72.2 76 78 ~ 59 fps    + Compare
med. 1024x768
17.6 18.9 22 22.8 23.1 25.4 26 27.1 30.9 ~ 24 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
10.3 10.7 10.8 12 12.8 13 14 14.7 15 15.1 15.6 15.6 17.3 ~ 14 fps    + Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
49  fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
24  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
9  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark

2005
high 1024x768
133  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
169 196 261 271 295 322 384 403 420 ~ 302 fps    + Compare
med. 800x600
29 31 33 34 35 106 124 153 ~ 68 fps    + Compare
high 1024x768
27 29 30 31 32 38 56 56 57 ~ 40 fps    + Compare