GeForce 9600 GSO vs GeForce GTX 650

GeForce 9600 GSO
Memory: 384Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 28 Apr 2008
GeForce 9600 GSO
GeForce GTX 650
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 27 Nov 2013
GeForce GTX 650

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce 9600 GSO

Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 650

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GTX 650

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 650

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce 9600 GSOGeForce GTX 650
GPU NameG92 ()vsGK106 ()
Fab Process65 nmvs28 nm
Die Size324 mm²vs221 mm²
Transistors754 millionvs2,540 million
Shaders96vs384
Compute Units6vs2
Core clock550 MHzvs1058 MHz
ROPs12vs16
TMUs48vs32

Memory Configuration

GeForce 9600 GSOGeForce GTX 650
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
vs1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size384 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce 9600 GSOGeForce GTX 650
TDP84 wattsvs65 watts
Release Date28 Apr 2008vs27 Nov 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce 9600 GSO
    6.60 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 650
    8.46 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce 9600 GSO
    26.40 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 650
    33.90 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce 9600 GSO
    38.40 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 650
    80.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce 9600 GSO
    264.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 650
    812.50 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better