GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 9600M GT vs 8400 GS among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

5.7

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT  based on its .

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce 9600M GT

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Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT

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Higher effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz vs 800 MHz 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 800 MHz vs 400 MHz 2x higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce 8400 GS

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Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 8400 GS Rev. 3 vs the 9600M GT.

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce 9600M GT vs 8400 GS

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Features Key features of the GeForce 9600M GT  vs 8400 GS 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce 9600M GT
25.6 GB/s
GeForce 8400 GS
6.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce 9600M GT
4 GPixel/s
GeForce 8400 GS
2.08 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce 9600M GT
8 GTexel/s
GeForce 8400 GS
4.16 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce 9600M GT
80 GFLOPS
GeForce 8400 GS
39.36 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

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