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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 506 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 57.6 GB/s vs 22.4 GB/s More than 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz vs 1,400 MHz Around 30% higher effective memory clock speed
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 700 MHz Around 30% higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 32 vs 16 Twice as many texture mapping units
Slightly better cloud gate factor score 8.79 vs 7.93 More than 10% better cloud gate factor score
Front view of GeForce GT 220

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 220

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Lower TDP 58W vs 95W Around 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 9600 vs 220

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 9600  vs 220 

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

GeForce GT 9600
57.6 GB/s
GeForce GT 220
22.4 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 GT 220
4.05 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GT 9600
20.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 220
8.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 9600
GeForce GT 220
97.15 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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