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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 9600 Mac

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 9600 Mac

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Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce 920M

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Nvidia GeForce 920M

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Significantly higher clock speed 954 MHz vs 600 MHz Around 60% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz vs 532 MHz Around 3.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 266 MHz Around 3.5x higher memory clock speed
More shading units 384 vs 64 320 more shading units
Lower TDP 33W vs 95W 2.9x lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 9600 Mac  vs 920M 

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

GeForce GT 9600 Mac
17.02 GB/s
GeForce 920M
14.4 GB/s

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

GeForce GT 9600 Mac
9.6 GPixel/s
GeForce 920M
7.63 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GT 9600 Mac
19.2 GTexel/s
GeForce 920M
30.53 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 9600 Mac
192 GFLOPS
GeForce 920M
732.7 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 9600 Mac  vs
920M 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name G94 GK208
Market Desktop Laptop
Clock speed 600 MHz 954 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce 920M 775 MHz 1 GB

raw performance

Shading units 64 384
Texture mapping units 32 32
Render output processors 16 16
Pixel rate 9.6 GPixel/s 7.63 GPixel/s
Texture rate 19.2 GTexel/s 30.53 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 192 GFLOPS 732.7 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GT 9600 Mac  vs
920M 
Memory clock speed 266 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 532 MHz 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 64 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type DDR2 DDR3
Memory bandwidth 17.02 GB/s 14.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 95W 33W

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