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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 9600

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 9600

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Higher clock speed 650 MHz vs 475 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 57.6 GB/s vs 6.4 GB/s 9x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz vs 800 MHz 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 400 MHz 2.2x higher memory clock speed
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
Higher pixel rate 10.4 GPixel/s vs 1.9 GPixel/s Around 5.5x higher pixel rate
Slightly higher texture rate 20.8 GTexel/s vs 3.8 GTexel/s Around 5.5x higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 32 vs 8 24 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce 210 PCI

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 210 PCI

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Lower TDP 31W vs 95W 3.1x lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 9600  vs 210 PCI 

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

GeForce GT 9600
57.6 GB/s
GeForce 210 PCI
6.4 GB/s

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

GeForce GT 9600
10.4 GPixel/s
GeForce 210 PCI
1.9 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GT 9600
20.8 GTexel/s
GeForce 210 PCI
3.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 9600
GeForce 210 PCI

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


GeForce GT 9600  vs
210 PCI 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name G94 GT216
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 650 MHz 475 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 64 16
Texture mapping units 32 8
Render output processors 16 4
Pixel rate 10.4 GPixel/s 1.9 GPixel/s
Texture rate 20.8 GTexel/s 3.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 208 GFLOPS 35.2 GFLOPS


GeForce GT 9600  vs
210 PCI 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 400 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz 800 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 64 bit
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Memory type DDR3 DDR2
Memory bandwidth 57.6 GB/s 6.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 95W 31W

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