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NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Image NVIDIA G96C Image
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.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 800x600.
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 PCIe 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
Process Size: 55 nm
Transistors: 314 million
Die Size: 121 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jul 29th, 2008
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

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


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
Pixel Rate: 4.40 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 8.80 GTexel/s
Floating-point 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: 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 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
ZOTAC 9500 GT AMP! Edition 650 MHz 900 MHz 6.34 inches