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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs GeForce GTX 965M

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB features a GPU core speed of 550 MHz, and the 768 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 800 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also features 96 SPUs, 48 Texture Address Units, and 12 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 965M, which features core clock speeds of 944 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 965M 60 Watts
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 84 Watts
Difference: 24 Watts (40%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 965M should perform much faster than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 965M 64000 MB/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 38400 MB/sec
Difference: 25600 (67%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 965M will be much (more or less 129%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 965M 60416 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 34016 (129%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 965M should be quite a bit (about 358%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB, and also should be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 965M 30208 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 6600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 23608 (358%)

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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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 965M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2008 January 5 2015
Code Name G92 GM204
Memory 768 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 944 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts 60 watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 60416 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 30208 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 1024
Texture Mapping Units 48 64
Render Output Units 12 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
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 data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB

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GeForce GTX 965M

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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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