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GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 vs GeForce GTX 950M

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 has a GPU core speed of 550 MHz, and the 512 MB of DDR2 RAM runs at 500 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 96 Stream Processors, 48 Texture Address Units, and 12 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 950M, which comes with GPU core speed of 914 MHz, and 2048 MB of DDR3 memory set to run at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 640 Stream Processors, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 950M 55 Watts
GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 84 Watts
Difference: 29 Watts (53%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 950M should in theory be quite a bit superior to the GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 32000 MB/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 16000 MB/sec
Difference: 16000 (100%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 950M will be quite a bit (about 38%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 36560 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10160 (38%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 950M is superior to the GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 14624 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 6600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 8024 (122%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 GeForce GTX 950M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year September 2008 March 12 2015
Code Name G92 GM107
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 914 MHz
Memory Speed 1000 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts 55 watts
Bandwidth 16000 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 36560 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 14624 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 640
Texture Mapping Units 48 40
Render Output Units 12 16
Bus Type DDR2 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 28 nm
Transistors 754 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512

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GeForce GTX 950M

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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