ATI Radeon X1800 GTO2 vs NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

Graphics Processor

GPU model R520 G96C
Architecture R500 Tesla
Manufacturing process 90 nm 55 nm
Number of transistors 321 million 314 million
Die size 288 mm² 121 mm²
GPU variant NB9P-GS

Graphics Card

Release date Mar 1st, 2006
Generation Radeon R500 PCIe
Production End-of-life
Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
Reviews 76 in our database
Predecessor Radeon R400 PCIe
Successor Radeon R600


GPU clock 500 MHz 500 MHz
Memory clock 500 MHz 1000 Mbps effective 800 MHz 1600 Mbps effective
Shader clock 1250 MHz

Memory Configuration

Memory size 256 MB 512 MB
Memory type GDDR3 GDDR3
Memory bus width 256 bit 128 bit
Bandwidth 32.00 GB/s 25.60 GB/s

Render Configuration

Pixel shaders 12
Vertex shaders 8
TMUs 12 16
ROPs 12 8
Shading units 32
SM count 4
Cache L2 32 KB


Pixel rate 6.000 GPixel/s 4.000 GPixel/s
Vertex rate 1.000 GVertices/s
Texture rate 6.000 GTexel/s 8.000 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance 80.00 GFLOPS

Dimensions & Outputs

Slot width Single-slot MXM Module
TDP unknown 23 W
Suggested PSU 200 W
Outputs 2x DVI1x S-Video No outputs
Power connectors None
Board number P601, P616

API Support & Features

DirectX 9.0c (9_3) 11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL 2.1 3.3
OpenCL 1.1
Shader model 3.0 4.0
CUDA 1.1

Other Features

Mobile graphics

Release date Jun 4th, 2008
Generation GeForce 9M (9600M)
Production End-of-life
Interface MXM-II
Predecessor GeForce 8M
Successor GeForce 100M


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