GeForce 9700M GT 

Released July, 2008
  • 625 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)
We're not sure exactly how this is done, but it's essentially a GPU version of the Turbo Boost and Turbo Core technologies we've seen from Intel and AMD CPUs for some time.
by Dustin-Sklavos (Mar, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce 9700M GT

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

GeForce 9700M GT

Features Key features of the GeForce 9700M GT

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

GeForce 9700M GT
25.6 GB/s
GeForce GTX 960M
80.2 GB/s
GeForce GTX 260M
60.8 GB/s

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

GeForce 9700M GT
5 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 960M
17.55 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 260M
8.8 GPixel/s

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

GeForce 9700M GT
10 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 960M
43.9 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 260M
30.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce 9700M GT
GeForce GTX 960M
1,404.2 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 260M

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

GeForce 9700M GT

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

GeForce 9700M GT

In The News From around the web


Zotac Releases PCI-E x1 Version of NVIDIA GT 710 Graphics Card

by Sebastian Peak |
Granted, you won't be doing much gaming on a GT 710, which features 192 CUDA cores and 1GB of DDR3 memory, but this card does provide support for up to 3 monitors via DVI, HDMI, and VGA outputs.
With a single-slot design, low-profile ready (with a pair of brackets included), and that PCI-E x1 interface, this card can go places where GPUs have never been able to go (AFAIK).
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.
Although not inexpensive, it will allow customers to get some extra mileage out of their laptop, especially with the major improvements in performance we have seen with the Maxwell 2 based GTX 980M and GTX 970M.
If you are not afraid to open up your laptop, and you are looking for a graphics boost, you may want to check out the kits which can be found at Eurocom’s site.

MSI GT72 Dominator Pro: Performance Preview

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.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name G96
Market Laptop
Clock speed 625 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 32
Texture mapping units 16
Render output processors 8
Pixel rate 5 GPixel/s
Texture rate 10 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 99.2 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 800 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 512 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 25.6 GB/s

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