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GeForce 9600 GT 512MB

The GeForce 9600 GT 512MB is clocked at 650 MHz.

It has an SPU performance of 104.

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Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT 512MB

help iconCore Speed650 MHzhelp iconTransistor Size65nm
help iconArchitectureTesla G94-300-A1help iconTexture Mapping Units32
help iconSLI/Crossfire Supportyeshelp iconTexture Rate20.8 GTexel/s
help iconIntegratednohelp iconRender Output Units16
help iconRelease Date01 Feb 2008help iconPixel Rate10.4 GPixel/s
help iconRequired Power95Whelp iconDirectX10
help iconMemory512MBhelp iconShader Model4.0
help iconMemory Speed900MHzhelp iconOpen GL Version2.1
help iconMemory Bus256 Bithelp iconMax Resolution2560x1600
help iconMemory TypeGDDR3help iconHDMI Connections0
help iconSPUs64help iconDVI Connections2
help iconSPU Performance104help iconVGA Connections0

GeForce 9600 GT 512MB compatibility review

Overall, the Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT 512MB has average performance. This should be expected only from older dedicated graphics cards, so this graphics card should definitely be avoided if building a system to power modern applications and games. This graphics card is now over 9 years old, which means it is extremely out of date and is based on very aged technologies. The driver support for the Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT 512MB is now fairly poor, so don't count on any new game optimizations. You may also encounter more and more graphical oddities as newer games are released.

At this performance level you would be better off getting a CPU with an integrated GPU, because a dedicated graphics card like the Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT 512MB would not be worth the extra investment, and an integrated solution would be much cheaper, produce less heat, and require less power. We would recommend an Intel Iris GPU on one of the latest Intel Haswell processors, such as the Iris Pro Graphics 5200 Desktop, or one of AMD's latest APU Family graphics solutions such as the Radeon HD 8670D.

With an effective SPU count of 104, the Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT 512MB processes shading and special graphical effects fairly poorly. The GPU is not too power-hungry at 95 Watts, however.

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GeForce 9600 GT 512MB Predicted Frames per second

Game name Frames per second
Battlefield 3 38
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