GeForce 9600M GT Mac 

Released October, 2008
  • 500 MHz
  • 512 MB GDDR3

It is based on the Fermi GF116, which features 144 CUDA cores, 1.5 GB or 3 GB GDDR3 192-bit memory interface, 720 MHz core clock speed, and 891 MHz memory clock speed.
by Doug-Crowthers (Apr, 2012)
I'd still love to see a slightly higher resolution display, and anything other than a TN panel would be preferable.
by Jarred-Walton (Oct, 2014)

Features Key features of the GeForce 9600M GT Mac

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

GeForce 9600M GT Mac
25.34 GB/s
GeForce GT 330M Mac
25.28 GB/s
GeForce GT 320M
25.28 GB/s

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

GeForce 9600M GT Mac
4 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 330M Mac
4 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 320M
4 GPixel/s

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

GeForce 9600M GT Mac
8 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 320M
4 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 330M Mac
8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce 9600M GT Mac
GeForce GT 320M
GeForce GT 330M Mac
105.6 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

GeForce 9600M GT Mac

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

GeForce 9600M GT Mac

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I am continually curious about the market for these types of high-end "mobile" GPUs with the limited market that the Android console market currently addresses.
The GPU also can run in a multi-domain virtualization mode that would allow multiple operating systems to run in parallel on a single platform.

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by Jarred Walton |
Of course, those are going to be games that tend to be CPU limited anyway (e.g. Skyrim and StarCraft II, which we're no longer running for precisely that reason).
If you're already running a high-end gaming notebook, this is also a tough sell as 30-50% is certainly an improvement, but most gamers would be willing to drop a few settings in order to achieve high frame rates on anything from GTX 680M to GTX 880M.

EVGA rolls out two Geforce GT 720 graphics cards

by Slobodan Simic |
Following Nvidia's official launch of the GT 720 graphics card, EVGA has announced its two versions of the new entry-level card with either 1 or 2GB of DDR3 memory.
Intel Broadwell Y-Series will have 2 cores and a low TDP of just 4.5W. Broadwell will also feature Intel Iris Pro, which also have significant enhancements over the current Intel HD 5000.
The initial cost of the DDR4 memory while suitable for the HEDT Haswell-E platform won’t be that good for the mainstream Z170 platform hence users will have the choice to stick with cheaper DDR3 sticks till DDR4 prices fall down or upgrade if they have the cash to afford a DDR4 memory kit on the mainstream platform.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name G96
Market Laptop
Clock speed 500 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

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


Memory clock speed 792 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,584 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 512 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 25.34 GB/s

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