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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mobility Radeon HD 3470

Reasons to consider the
ATi Mobility Radeon HD 3470

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Higher clock speed 680 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
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
Slightly more texture mapping units 16 vs 4 12 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Mobility Radeon HD 3470  vs GeForce 9600M GT 

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

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

Mobility Radeon HD 3470
2.72 GPixel/s
GeForce 9600M GT
4 GPixel/s

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

Mobility Radeon HD 3470
2.72 GTexel/s
GeForce 9600M GT
8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

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

Mobility Radeon HD 3470  vs
GeForce 9600M GT 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name M82 G96
Market Laptop Laptop
Clock speed 680 MHz 500 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card ATi Mobility Radeon HD 3470 680 MHz 256 MB None

raw performance

Shading units 40 32
Texture mapping units 4 16
Render output processors 4 8
Pixel rate 2.72 GPixel/s 4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 2.72 GTexel/s 8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 54.4 GFLOPS 80 GFLOPS

memory

Mobility Radeon HD 3470  vs
GeForce 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 256 MB 512 MB
Memory type GDDR3 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 12.8 GB/s 25.6 GB/s

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