GeForce 9600 GT vs GeForce GT 610

GeForce 9600 GT
Memory: 512Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 21 Feb 2008
GeForce 9600 GT
GeForce GT 610
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 2 Apr 2012
GeForce GT 610

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce 9600 GT

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 GT 610

66 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce 9600 GT .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce 9600 GT

HWBench recommends GeForce 9600 GT

Based on theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce 9600 GTGeForce GT 610
GPU NameG94 (G94-300-A1)vsGF119 (GF119-300-A1)
Fab Process65 nmvs40 nm
Die Size240 mm²vs79 mm²
Transistors505 millionvs292 million
Shaders64vs48
Compute Units4vs1
Core clock650 MHzvs810 MHz
ROPs16vs4
TMUs32vs8

Memory Configuration

GeForce 9600 GTGeForce GT 610
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Bus Width256 bitvs64 bit
Memory Speed900 MHz
1800 MHz effective
vs898 MHz
1796 MHz effective
Memory Size512 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce 9600 GTGeForce GT 610
TDP95 wattsvs29 watts
Release Date21 Feb 2008vs2 Apr 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce 9600 GT
    10.40 GP/s
  • GeForce GT 610
    1.62 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce 9600 GT
    20.80 GT/s
  • GeForce GT 610
    6.48 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce 9600 GT
    57.60 GB/s
  • GeForce GT 610
    14.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce 9600 GT
    208.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GT 610
    155.50 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better