GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 720M 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

1.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GT 720M 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 720M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 720M

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Higher clock speed 625 MHz vs 500 MHz 25% higher clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more memory
Front view of GeForce 9600M GT

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Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT

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Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 720M  vs 9600M GT 

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

GeForce GT 720M
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 720M
2.5 GPixel/s
GeForce 9600M GT
4 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GT 720M
10 GTexel/s
GeForce 9600M GT
8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 720M
240 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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GeForce GT 720M  vs
9600M GT 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GF117 G96
Market Laptop Laptop
Clock speed 625 MHz 500 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 96 32
Texture mapping units 16 16
Render output processors 8 8
Pixel rate 2.5 GPixel/s 4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 10 GTexel/s 8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 240 GFLOPS 80 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GT 720M  vs
9600M GT 
Memory clock speed 800 MHz 800 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz 1,600 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 512 MB
Memory type DDR3 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 12.8 GB/s 25.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 33W 23W

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