GeForce GT 9600 

Released February, 2008
  • 650 MHz
  • 512 MB GDDR3
6.2 Out of 10

To find the maximum overclock of our card we used a combination of Rivatuner, ATITool and our benchmarking suite.
by techPowerUp! (Feb, 2008)
The cooler is the average VGA cooling assembly using a Copper baseplate and an array of fins made from Aluminum.
by techPowerUp! (Feb, 2008)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GT 9600

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

GeForce GT 9600

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 9600
0.47 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 730
7.58 mPixels/s

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GT 9600

Reviews Word on the street for the GeForce GT 9600

The higher core speed makes a nice difference, bringing the card right next to the GeForce 8800 GT in performance.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


I tried running fillrate performance tests to determine which core frequency the card is really running at but those were inconclusive.
by techPowerUp! (Feb, 2008)
In our testing it's actually faster than that, which also makes it a commitment on NVIDIA's side that performance gains of other future GeForce 9 products will be just as big.
by techPowerUp! (Feb, 2008)
This explains the clock difference and can only be seen on the core frequency (the memory PLL is running at 27 MHz).
by techPowerUp! (Feb, 2008)


In my case I could fix it by routing the PCI-Express power cable in a different way so it would pull slightly on the PCB warping it a tiny little bit (nothing you could see).
by techPowerUp! (Feb, 2008)
Coil noise is caused by vibration inside one or more coils of the power conversion circuitry on the card.
by techPowerUp! (Feb, 2008)
Compared to similar positioned offerings from AMD, the 9600 GT has superior power consumption in 3D, but loses in 2D.
by techPowerUp! (Feb, 2008)


Zotac has taken the NVIDIA reference design and increased the clock speeds by over 10% to have a product that stands out from the crowd of reference designs that other manfuacturers offer.
by techPowerUp! (Feb, 2008)
But why would you want to use a 25 MHz crystal for core and a 27 MHz one for memory?
by techPowerUp! (Feb, 2008)
It is well possible that NVIDIA planned to use a 25 MHz crystal, yet production placed a 27 MHz crystal on the board causing all GeForce 9600 GT cards to run at a 8% (= 27 / 25) higher core clock speed than intended.
by techPowerUp! (Feb, 2008)


Also the efficient NVIDIA architecture could help win the card the number one spot when it comes to performance per Watt, leaving AMD's closest offering in this category, the HD 3850 256 MB behind by a whopping 14% difference.
by techPowerUp! (Feb, 2008)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name G94
Market Desktop
Clock speed 650 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

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


Memory clock speed 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory 512 MB
Memory type GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 57.6 GB/s

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