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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs GeForce GTX 950M

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB has core clock speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 800 MHz on the 768 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 96 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 12 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 950M, which features a clock speed of 914 MHz and a DDR3 memory speed of 1000 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is made up of 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, 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 768MB 84 Watts
Difference: 29 Watts (53%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB should in theory be a bit better than the GeForce GTX 950M in general. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 38400 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 950M 32000 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (20%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 950M will be quite a bit (more or less 38%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 36560 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10160 (38%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 950M is quite a bit (approximately 122%) better at AA than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 14624 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 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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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB

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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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB GeForce GTX 950M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2008 March 12 2015
Code Name G92 GM107
Memory 768 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 914 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts 55 watts
Bandwidth 38400 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 GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 192-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 maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially 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 768MB

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GeForce GTX 950M

Amazon.com

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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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