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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
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min: 982      avg: 1192 (2%)     median: 1177 (2%)     max: 1400 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 1227      avg: 1472.4 (3%)     median: 1459 (3%)     max: 1719 Points
3DMark 06
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min: 3930      avg: 5162.6 (13%)     median: 5210 (14%)     max: 6296 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 5684      avg: 9592.2 (26%)     median: 10440.5 (28%)     max: 11344 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
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min: 11820      avg: 14889.2 (10%)     median: 16423.5 (11%)     max: 17184 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
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min: 16887      avg: 26806.7 (44%)     median: 26648.5 (44%)     max: 34297 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
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min: 2487      avg: 3391.9 (13%)     median: 3440 (13%)     max: 3905 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
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min: 2765      avg: 3651.4 (25%)     median: 3535 (24%)     max: 5177 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
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min: 5.9      avg: 5.9 (87%)     median: 5.9 (87%)     max: 5.9 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
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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.
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.
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