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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce 9600M GT

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT

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Slightly more render output processors 8 vs 4 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly more texture mapping units 16 vs 8 Twice as many texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce 9400M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 9400M

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Higher clock speed 580 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed

Features Key features of the GeForce 9600M GT  vs 9400M 

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

GeForce 9600M GT
4 GPixel/s
GeForce 9400M
2.32 GPixel/s

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

GeForce 9600M GT
8 GTexel/s
GeForce 9400M
4.64 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce 9600M GT
GeForce 9400M

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

render output processors GPU commponents responsible for transform pixels as they flow between memory buffers

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GeForce 9600M GT  vs
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name G96 C79MX
Clock speed 500 MHz 580 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

noise and power

TDP 23W 12W

raw performance

GeForce 9600M GT  vs
Shading units 32 16
Texture mapping units 16 8
Render output processors 8 4
Pixel rate 4 GPixel/s 2.32 GPixel/s
Texture rate 8 GTexel/s 4.64 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 80 GFLOPS 44.8 GFLOPS


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