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
0% 100%
min: 982      avg: 1192 (3%)     median: 1177 (3%)     max: 1400 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1227      avg: 1472.4 (4%)     median: 1459 (4%)     max: 1719 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3930      avg: 5162.6 (17%)     median: 5210 (17%)     max: 6296 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5684      avg: 9592.2 (26%)     median: 10440.5 (28%)     max: 11344 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 11820      avg: 14889.2 (10%)     median: 16423.5 (11%)     max: 17184 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 16887      avg: 26806.7 (44%)     median: 26648.5 (44%)     max: 34297 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 2487      avg: 3391.9 (13%)     median: 3440 (13%)     max: 3905 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 10.3      avg: 10.3 (9%)     median: 10.3 (9%)     max: 10.3 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2765      avg: 3651.4 (30%)     median: 3535 (29%)     max: 5177 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 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
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
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
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
low 800x600
45  fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Racedriver: GRID
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
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
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
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
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
med. 1024x768
49  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
24  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Call of Juarez Benchmark
high 1024x768
9  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion
high 1280x800
41  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark
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
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
World of Warcraft
low 800x600
250.5  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
82.6  fps      Compare
high 1280x1024
20.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Counter-Strike Source
high 1024x768
270  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
167.5 169.7 187.2 201 213.1 ~ 188 fps      Compare
med. 640x480
155.4 192.6 198.5 210.4 ~ 189 fps      Compare
high 800x600
146.8 166.8 170.9 205.7 ~ 173 fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
85 117.9 123.9 132.1 206.7 ~ 133 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
high 1024x768
337 409.5 414.3 434.9 513.5 525 555 ~ 456 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

Gaming Performance

The gaming benchmarks below were conducted with a 9600M GT containing 512 MB GDDR3 graphics memory and a fast Core 2 Duo CPU. Using a slower CPU and / or slower memory, a slower performance has to be expected (e.g., 20% slower with GDDR3).

Crysis: 1024x768, med: 25 fps -> playable (only in low fully playable)
Unreal Tournament 3
: 1280x800, Stufe 3/5 -> fully playable
Call of Duty 4: 1024x768, high Details: 50 fps -> fully playable
Supreme Commander (Gameplay, Multiplayer 2vs2): 1024x768, med -> playable
Race Driver Grid: 1024x768, med -> fully playable
Colin Mc Rae Dirt: 1024x768, med Details: 30 fps -> playable
Gothic 3: 1024x768, high Details: 35 fps -> fully playable
Lost Planet: 1024x768, med Details, DX10: 30 fps -> playable

Current games (08-2008) are all fully playable (but not at the hightest settings) with the 9600M GT. Older or less demanding games can be played with full settings enabled. Compared to the old 8600M GT, the 9600M GT shows a clearly better performance (also because of the faster CPUs).

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics card

Acer Aspire 5930G-864G32MN: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 3 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 5930G Notebook

Acer Aspire 6930G: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, 16", 3.2 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 6930G Notebook

Apple MacBook Pro 15: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.5 kg
  Review » Review Apple MacBook Pro 15" v5 2008 (Unibody, 9600M GT + 9400M)

  Review » Review Update Apple MacBook Pro 5.1 (Unibody, 9600M GT + 9400M)

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2009-06: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600, 15.4", 2.5 kg
  Review » Review Apple MacBook Pro 15 Mid 2009 2.8 GHz

Apple Macbook Pro 17 inch 2009-03: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550, 17.0", 3 kg
  Review » Review Apple MacBook Pro 17" Notebook (Aluminium Unibody, 17", 9600M GT, T9550)

  Review » Review MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Non-Glare

HP Pavilion dv5-1032eg: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  Review » Short Review HP Pavilion dv5-1032eg Entertainment Notebook

HP Pavilion dv7-1050eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 17.1", 3.5 kg
  Review » Review HP Pavilion dv7-1050eg / 1045eg Notebook

HP Pavilion HDX16: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, 16.0", 3.2 kg
  Review » Review HP Pavilion HDX16 Notebook

LG P310-S.CBRBG Camini: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.3", 1.7 kg
  Review » Review LG P310 "Camini" Notebook

MSI Megabook GX400: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 14.1", 2.3 kg
  Review » Review MSI GX 400 Notebook

MSI Megabook GX620: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review MSI Megabook GX620 Notebook

Samsung Aura P8400 Madril: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  Review » User Review: Samsung R560 Madril Notebook

Zepto Mythos A15: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 3.1 kg
  Review » Review Zepto Mythos A15 Notebook

Acer Aspire 5930G-864G32MN: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5930G-864G32MN

Acer Aspire 5930G-944G32BN: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 5930G

Acer Aspire 6935G: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.0", 3.5 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 6935G

Acer Aspire 7730G: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 17.0", 3.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 7730G

Acer Aspire 8730G: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 18.4", 4.1 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 8730G

Apple MacBook Pro 15: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Apple MacBook Pro Unibody

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2009-06: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch (06/09)

Apple Macbook Pro 17 inch 2009-03: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550, 17.0", 3 kg
  External Review » Apple Macbook Pro 17“ 2009-3

Cyberpower Xplorer X5-7900: Intel Core 2 Duo P9600, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Cyberpower Xplorer X5-7900

Fujitsu Amilo Xi3670: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000, 18.4", 4 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu Amilo Xi3670

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi3650: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 18.4", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi3650

HP Pavilion dv5-1011ea: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv5-1011ea

HP Pavilion dv5-1032eg: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv5-1032eg

HP Pavilion dv5-1040eg: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv5-1040eg

HP Pavilion dv5-1080el: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv5-1080el

HP Pavilion DV5-1199EG: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv5-1199EG

HP Pavilion dv7-1000ea : Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 17.0", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-1000ea

HP Pavilion dv7-1004ea: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 17.0", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-1004ea

HP Pavilion dv7-1045eg : Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 17.0", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-1045eg

HP Pavilion dv7-1050eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 17.1", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-1050eg

HP Pavilion dv7-1070eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 17.1", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-1070eg

HP Pavilion dv7-1140eg : Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 17.0", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-1140eg

HP Pavilion dv7-1280EG: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450, 17.1", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-1280EG

HP Pavilion dv7-1285dx: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 17.0", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7-1285dx

HP Pavilion dv7t: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 17.0", 3.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv7t

HP Pavilion HDX X16-1010EA: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.0", 3.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion HDX X16-1010EA

HP Pavilion HDX16: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, 16.0", 3.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion HDX16

HP Pavilion HDX16t: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.0", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion HDX16t

HP Pavilion HDX18 : Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 18.0", 4.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion HDX18

HP Pavilion HDX18t : Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 18.4", 4.1 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion HDX18t

Ibuypower Battalion 101 FX-924Z: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Ibuypower Battalion 101 FX-924Z

LG P310-S.CBRAG Tarsia : Intel Core 2 Duo T9500, 13.3", 1.6 kg
  External Review » LG P310-S.CBRAG Tarsia

LG P310-S.CBRBG Camini: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.3", 1.7 kg
  External Review » LG P310-S.CBRBG Tarsia

LG S510: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.6 kg
  External Review » LG S510

MSI Megabook GX400: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 14.1", 2.3 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook GX400

MSI Megabook GX620: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook GX620

  External Review » MSI Megabook EX620

MSI Megabook GX630: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook GX630

MSI Megabook GX720: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 17.1", 3.4 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook GX720

Samsung R560: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Samsung R560

Sony Vaio VGN-AW11S/B: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 18.4", 3.8 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW11S/B

Sony Vaio VGN-AW11XU/Q: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600, 18.4", 4 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW11XU/Q

Sony Vaio VGN-AW11Z/B: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 18.4", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW11Z/B

Sony Vaio VGN-AW125J/H: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 18.4", 3.8 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW125J/H

Sony Vaio VGN-AW170Y/Q : Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 18.4", 4 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio AW170Y/Q

Sony Vaio VGN-AW17GU : Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 18.4", 4 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW17GU

Sony Vaio VGN-AW180Y/Q : Intel Core 2 Duo T9600, 18.4", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW180Y/Q

Sony Vaio VGN-AW190: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 18.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW190

Sony Vaio VGN-AW21VY/Q: Intel Core 2 Duo T9800, 18.4", 4 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW21VY/Q

Sony Vaio VGN-AW21XY/Q: Intel Core 2 Duo T9800, 18.4", 4 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW21XY/Q

Sony Vaio VGN-AW235J/B: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 18.4", 4 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW235J/B

Sony Vaio VGN-AW310J/H: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500, 18.4", 3.7 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW310J/H

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, 18.4", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW31M/H

Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY: Intel Core 2 Duo T9900, 18.4", 4 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW31XY

Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF/H: Intel Core 2 Duo P7450, 18.4", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-AW41MF/H

Toshiba Qosmio F50-10M: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio F50-10M

Toshiba Qosmio F50-10Z: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio F50-10Z

Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 18.4", 4.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio G50-10H

Toshiba Qosmio G50-10i : Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 18.4", 4.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio G50-10i

Toshiba Qosmio G50-115: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 18.4", 4.8 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio G50-115

Toshiba Qosmio G50-127 : Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 18.4", 4.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio G50-127

Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802 : Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 18.4", 5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Qosmio G55-Q802

Zepto Mythos A15: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 3.1 kg
  External Review » Zepto Mythos A15

Zepto Nexus A15: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 15.4", 2.9 kg
  External Review » Zepto Nexus A15

Zepto Nox A15: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Zepto Nox A15

» 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)