NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS

The 9650M is a higher clocked 9500M GS and the successor of the 8700M GT (same chip but other spinning). Therefore, the performance should be on par with the 8700M GT.

The graphic card offers DirectX 10 support like the predecessor. However, the performance is not sufficient to represent the effects of exigent games like Crysis or World in Conflict fluently. (because they are combined with highest detail level). Older DirectX 9 games should run fluently with high details.

A particularity of the graphic card are the "Unified Shaders" or ALUs (arithmetic logical units). There are no dedicated pixel- or vertex shaders any more but 32 so claled stream processors do the graphic work (in former days that was the job of the pixel and vertex shaders). The advantage is that theoretically there is no idle time of the ALUs. The stream processors of NVIDIA are 1-dimensional (1D) and are able to make one skalar operation with one MADD- (addition and multiplication) and MUL-operation (multiplication). Furthermore, NVIDIA cloks the shader-ALUs somewhat higher than the remaining chip.

Due to the PureVideo HD engine, the 9650M GS is able to accellerate the decoding of HD videos in H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, and WMV9.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 9000M Series

GeForce 9800M GTX SLI

224 @ 500MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz
GeForce 9650M GS 32 @ 625MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz
CodenameNB9P-GS1
ArchitectureG8x
Pipelines32 - unified
Core Speed *625 MHz
Shader Speed *1250 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2?, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 3.0
Power Consumption29 Watt
Transistors289 Million
technology80 nm
FeaturesMXM III Slot, 1250 MHz shader clock, OpenGL 2.1 support, dual-link DVI (if supported by the notebook).
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement13.03.2008
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_965...
* 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: 1486      avg: 1486 (3%)     median: 1486 (3%)     max: 1486 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1786      avg: 1786 (5%)     median: 1786 (5%)     max: 1786 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 4830      avg: 4830 (16%)     median: 4830 (16%)     max: 4830 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 9212      avg: 9212 (25%)     median: 9212 (25%)     max: 9212 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 15929      avg: 15929 (11%)     median: 15929 (11%)     max: 15929 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 19924      avg: 19924 (33%)     median: 19924 (33%)     max: 19924 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.

Crysis - GPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
75.3  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
27  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
15.2  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
low 1024x768
67.8  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
24.8  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
14  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
med. 1024x768
35  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
21  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
120  fps      Compare
med. 800x600
162  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
27  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
165.2  fps      Compare
med. 640x480
160.4  fps      Compare
high 800x600
146.5  fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
123.7  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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

Games performance

The following benchmark tests were conducted with our review sample of the Acer Aspire 8920G. Other configurations and notebooks can show varying results.

Crysis : 1024x768, med: 25-27 fps -> playable (for fully playable reduce details tolow)
Unreal Tournament 3
: 1280x800, details 3/5: 44-60 fps -> fully playable
Call of Duty 4: 1280x800, med details: 35-50 fps -> fully playable
Supreme Commander (Gameplay, Multiplayer 2vs2): 1024x768, med: 5-30 fps ->playable
Race Driver Grid: 1024x768, med: 25-35 fps -> fully playable

Die obigen Spieletests beweisen, das die 9650M GS für aktuelle Spiele (Stand 04.2008) ausreichend Leistung zur Verfügung stellt (einige fordernde Spiele jedoch nicht in höchster Auflösung darstellen kann). Elder DirectX 9 games should be fully playable with high details and high resolutions.

min - max framerates of UT3
8920G: min - max framerates of Unreal Tournament 3
and Call of Duty 4
8920G: min - max framerates of Call of Duty 4

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS graphics card

Acer Aspire 8920G: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 18.4", 4.2 kg
  Review » Review Acer Aspire 8920G notebook

  External Review » Acer Aspire 8920G

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
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
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) *
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
PowerVR G6400
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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