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NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

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The GeForce 9600 GT was a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in February 2008. Built on the 65 nm process, and based on the G94 graphics processor, in its G94-300-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 10.0. The G94 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 240 mm² and 505 million transistors. It features 64 shading units, 32 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 512 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 650 MHz, memory is running at 900 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1280x720.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 95 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. GeForce 9600 GT is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 229 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 200 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: G94
GPU Variant: G94-300-A1
Architecture: Tesla
Process Size: 65 nm
Transistors: 505 million
Die Size: 240 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Feb 21st, 2008
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 200 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 650 MHz
Shader Clock: 1625 MHz
Memory Clock: 900 MHz
1800 MHz effective


Memory Size: 512 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 57.6 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 64
TMUs: 32
ROPs: 16
SM Count: 4
Pixel Rate: 10.40 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 20.80 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 208.00 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
Length: 9 inches
229 mm
TDP: 95 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin
Board Number: P545

Graphics Features

DirectX: 10.0
OpenGL: 3.3
OpenCL: n/a
CUDA: 1.1
Shader Model: 4.0


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Card Notes

Memory Variant: 1 GB

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS 9600 GT Black Pearl 700 MHz 950 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI
ASUS 9600 GT Magic 650 MHz 400 MHz DDR2
ASUS 9600 GT Magic HDMI 600 MHz 400 MHz DDR2, 8.25 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
ASUS 9600 GT OC Gear 650 MHz 1008 MHz
ASUS 9600 GT Silent 650 MHz 900 MHz Dual-slot, 2x DVI 1x HDMI
ASUS 9600 GT TOP 720 MHz 1000 MHz
ASUS ROG Matrix 9600 GT 650 MHz 900 MHz Dual-slot, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x S-Video
Gainward Bliss 9600 GT 650 MHz 900 MHz Dual-slot, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x S-Video
SPARKLE Calibre 9600 GT 700 MHz 1000 MHz
ZOTAC 9600 GT AMP! Edition 725 MHz 1000 MHz