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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs GeForce GTX 965M

Intro

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

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 965M, which has a GPU core clock speed of 944 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1024 Stream Processors, 64 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation 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

The GeForce GTX 965M should theoretically 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 is a lot (more or less 129%) faster with regards to AF 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

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 965M is the winner, and very much so. (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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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 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 max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics 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 maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB

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GeForce GTX 965M

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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