NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT

The Nvidia GeForce 9650M GT is a DirectX 10 graphics card for notebooks and  technically a higher clocked 9600M GT. It is produced in 55nm and therefore the current consumption is similar to the 9600M GT which is produced in 65nm. As the 9600M GT it features the PureVideo HD video processor (VP3) and HybridPower support.

In conjunction with the Nvidia 9100M G integrated graphics, the 9650M 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 and 9600M GT, the 9650M GT features 32 stream processors that do the graphic work of the vertex- and pixel-shaders.

The performance of the 9650M GT should be somewhere near the 9650M GS because of the high shader clock rate (with GDDR3). According to Zepto (first manufacturer who announced the card) the 9650M GT should be up to 20% faster than a 9600M GT (in 3DMark06).

Compared to desktop graphics cards, the 9650M 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 @ 550MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz

GeForce 9600M GT

32 @ 500MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz

GeForce 9600M GS

32 @ 430MHz128 Bit @ 800MHz
CodenameNB9P-GT
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines32 - unified
Core Speed *550 MHz
Shader Speed *1325 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
technology55 nm
FeaturesPCI-E 2.0, 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 Announcement19.08.2008
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1306      avg: 1306 (4%)     median: 1306 (4%)     max: 1306 Points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 1054      avg: 1054 (2%)     median: 1054 (2%)     max: 1054 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 4166      avg: 4943.1 (17%)     median: 4853 (16%)     max: 6000 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 8350      avg: 8386.6 (23%)     median: 8374 (23%)     max: 8454 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 12933      avg: 13029.4 (9%)     median: 13031 (9%)     max: 13117 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 22522      avg: 24041.8 (39%)     median: 23209 (38%)     max: 26575 Points
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 3366      avg: 3973 (15%)     median: 3973 (15%)     max: 4580 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3542      avg: 3798.2 (33%)     median: 3632 (31%)     max: 4138 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 5      avg: 5 (74%)     median: 5 (74%)     max: 5 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 5.3      avg: 5.3 (78%)     median: 5.3 (78%)     max: 5.3 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
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
32.2 33.1 48.9 50.9 51.7 ~ 43 fps      Compare
med.:
19.1 19.6 22.2 22.5 26.8 ~ 22 fps      Compare
high:
11.8 12.1 12.3 12.5 13.9 ~ 13 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low:
32.3 33.2 46.5 49 49.7 ~ 42 fps      Compare
med.:
18.3 18.6 21.4 21.7 25.2 ~ 21 fps      Compare
high:
11 11.2 11.5 11.5 12.8 ~ 12 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
World in Conflict - Benchmark (2007)
med.:
38  fps      Compare
high:
13  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. (2005)
low:
226 376 472 ~ 358 fps      Compare
med.:
27 120 130 ~ 92 fps      Compare
high:
27 41 41 ~ 36 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Doom 3
Doom 3 (2004)
low:
59.6 59.8 ~ 60 fps      Compare
med.:
59.2 59.8 ~ 60 fps      Compare
high:
57.4 58.7 ~ 58 fps      Compare
ultra:
56.4 58.4 ~ 57 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo (1999)
high:
464.3 469.1 581.9 ~ 505 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

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT graphics card

Asus M50V: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 3.1 kg
  Review » Review Asus M50V Notebook

Asus M70VN: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 17.1", 4 kg
  Review » Review Asus M70V Notebook

Asus L50VN: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Asus L50VN

Asus M50VN: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » Asus M50VN

Asus M70VN: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 17.1", 4 kg
  External Review » Asus M70VN

Asus N80VN: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, 14.1", 2.6 kg
  External Review » Asus N80VN

Asus X57VN: Intel Core 2 Duo T5800, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » Asus X57VN

» Comparison of GPUs
Detailled list of all laptop GPUs with a short description. Classified and sorted by performance.

» Benchmark List
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» Notebook Gaming List
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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
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
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
Vivante GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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