NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT

NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT

The Nvidia GeForce 9700M GT is a DirectX 10 graphics card for notebooks and successor to the 8700M GT. Technically, the 9700M GT is a higher clocked version of the 9600M GT. It is 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 9700M 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 9600M GT and 8700M GT, the 9700M GT features 32 stream processors that do the graphic work of the vertex- and pixel-shaders (which are higher clocked than the core with 1550 MHz).

The performance of the 9700M GT is clearly above the 9600M GT because of the high clock speed (highest current clockspeed of the 9000M series). Still demanding DirectX 10 games, like Crysis wont run fluently with high details and high resolutions. 

Compared to desktop graphics cards, the 9700M GT is similar to the GeForce 9500GT (which also descends from the G96 core).

GeForce 9700M Series
GeForce 9700M GTS (compare) 48 @ 530 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 9700M GT 32 @ 625 MHz128 Bit @ 800 MHz
Pipelines32 - unified
Core Speed625 MHz
Shader Speed1550 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2, GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistor Count314 Million
technology65 nm
FeaturesPCI-E 2.0, PureVideo HD Technologie (VP3), Hybrid SLI mit HybridPower (with nVidia 9100 chipset), CUDA, PhysX ready
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement03.06.2008
InformationMXM 3
Link to Manufacturer Page


3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 +
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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These benchmarks were conducted with high end notebooks (quad-core desktop CPU). Therefore, the performance with slower laptops may decrease.

Crysis: 1280x1024, very high: 20 fps -> not playable (in medium-high playable)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars: 1600x1200: 73 fps -> fluently playable
Half Life 2 - Episode 2: 1600x1200: 64 fps -> fluently playable 
Supreme Commander: 1600x1200: 52 fps -> fluently playable
World in Conflict: 1280x1024: 29 fps -> playable

GeForce 9M Serie im Vergleich (Daten von Nvidia mit Desktop Q6600 CPU)
GeForce 9M Serie im Vergleich (Daten von Nvidia mit Desktop Q6600 CPU)

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)