GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 520M vs 9600M GT among Laptop GPUs under 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

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

1.4

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 520M 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 520M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 520M

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Higher clock speed 672 MHz vs 500 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Front view of GeForce 9600M GT

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Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT

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Much better T-Rex score 2,024.88 vs 1,621.67 Around 25% better T-Rex score
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 520M vs 9600M GT

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 520M
1,621.67
GeForce 9600M GT
2,024.88

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 520M  vs 9600M GT 

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

GeForce GT 520M
12.8 GB/s
GeForce 9600M GT
25.6 GB/s

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

GeForce GT 520M
1.34 GPixel/s
GeForce 9600M GT
4 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GT 520M
5.38 GTexel/s
GeForce 9600M GT
8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 520M
129.02 GFLOPS
GeForce 9600M GT
80 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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