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NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT

G96C
Graphics Processor
32
Cores
16
TMUs
8
ROPs
512 MB
Memory Size
GDDR3
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
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The GeForce 9500 GT was a graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in July 2008. Built on the 55 nm process, and based on the G96C graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 10.0. The G96C graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 121 mm² and 314 million transistors. It features 32 shading units, 16 texture mapping units and 8 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 512 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 550 MHz, memory is running at 800 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 50 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. GeForce 9500 GT is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 175 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
G96C
Architecture
Tesla
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
55 nm
Transistors
314 million
Die Size
121 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Jul 29th, 2008
Generation
GeForce 9
(9500)
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16

Relative Performance

26%
33%
40%
52%
61%
64%
79%
100%
GeForce 9500 GT
103%
105%
114%
120%
123%
141%
149%
160%
166%
172%
178%
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342%
348%
374%
381%
381%
397%
398%
412%
440%
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464%
467%
483%
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743%
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839%
851%
852%
944%
1039%
1053%
1123%
1129%
1144%
1160%
1170%
1175%
1192%
1197%
1203%
1213%
1278%
1305%
1322%
1322%
1454%
1479%
1504%
1616%
1775%
1838%
1980%
1980%
2089%
2331%
2444%
2506%
2732%
3108%
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
550 MHz
Shader Clock
1400 MHz
Memory Clock
800 MHz
1600 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
512 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
25.60 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
32
TMUs
16
ROPs
8
SM Count
2

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
4.400 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
8.800 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
89.60 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
6.875 inches
175 mm
TDP
50 W
Outputs
2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
P729

Graphics Features

DirectX
10.0
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.1
Shader Model
4.0

G96C GPU Notes

PureVideo HD: VP3
VDPAU: Feature Set A

Retail boards based on this design (7)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS 9500 GT 1 GB 550 MHz 400 MHz 1024 MB, DDR2, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
ASUS 9500 GT Bravo 550 MHz 400 MHz DDR2, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
ASUS 9500 GT Magic 550 MHz 400 MHz DDR2, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
ASUS 9500 GT TOP 700 MHz 1008 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1 GB 550 MHz 800 MHz 1024 MB
PCYES 9500 GT 1 GB 550 MHz 850 MHz 1024 MB, Dual-slot, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
ZOTAC 9500 GT AMP! Edition 650 MHz 900 MHz 6.34 inches/161 mm