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July 17, 2009 12:45:03 AM

Hey guys,

a quick question to all of you out there who's reading this:


if you have the option of choosing between nVidia GeForce 9600GT and nVidia Geforce GT 130M, which will it be?

according to notebookcheck.net ... the GT 130M has a faster Core Speed, Shader Speed, and Memory Speed; however, 9600GT has a higher technology by 10nm.

Does this all matter? what does it all mean??

btw this is for a laptop not desktop graphics card =D

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July 17, 2009 1:08:52 AM

Its the same chip, just different names. If you mean that the 9600gt is 65nm and the gt 130m is 55nm, the lower the better. Means its the newer version of the chip and will consume less power increasing battery life.
July 17, 2009 1:44:46 AM

Is that all.. lol ... just expanding the battery life?

but i forgot to mention in the posting that the GT 130M has a 1GB memory and 9600GT has 512MB of memory


skora said:
Its the same chip, just different names. If you mean that the 9600gt is 65nm and the gt 130m is 55nm, the lower the better. Means its the newer version of the chip and will consume less power increasing battery life.

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July 17, 2009 1:50:17 AM

What did you mean by the 10nm higher technology?

And don't think you'll get loads of extra time from the better chip. Not sure how much in practice you'd gain.

Does it say which kind of ram each has? DDR2 or DDR3?
a b U Graphics card
July 17, 2009 2:03:42 AM

He doesn't understand the nm. Smaller is better, he has it backwards.

Anyway, there is no reason to get the 9600 over the 130 if they are the same price. The 130M is better, though performance wise not by much, but power is important for a laptop, the extra video ram is nice too (assuming its dedicated)
July 17, 2009 3:06:09 AM

ye.. sorry bout that higher nm thing, i dont understand what it actually means. =(


daedalus685 said:
He doesn't understand the nm. Smaller is better, he has it backwards.

Anyway, there is no reason to get the 9600 over the 130 if they are the same price. The 130M is better, though performance wise not by much, but power is important for a laptop, the extra video ram is nice too (assuming its dedicated)



a b U Graphics card
July 17, 2009 4:11:06 AM

abourne15 said:
ye.. sorry bout that higher nm thing, i dont understand what it actually means. =(


It refers to the node size. Basically it is the size of a transistor on the chip; the smaller it is, the more you can fit in a certain area and the more powerful the chip.
July 17, 2009 3:31:59 PM

Ohh ok..

can you actually explain to me the fact that u said the "GT 130M is better, though performance wise not by much"?

daedalus685 said:
It refers to the node size. Basically it is the size of a transistor on the chip; the smaller it is, the more you can fit in a certain area and the more powerful the chip.

a b U Graphics card
July 17, 2009 3:38:24 PM

I'm no sure what was unclear about that. It is better, but not by much..

The cards are almost identical. The 130 is a die shrink of the 9600. Thus, the 130 uses a little less power and is clocked a littel bit higher (i.e. it is better). You won't be able to notice this difference much in games or much in the battery life, though the extra ram of the 130M might help a tad.
July 17, 2009 5:31:45 PM

ty very much for further clarifying it.. =D


daedalus685 said:
I'm no sure what was unclear about that. It is better, but not by much..

The cards are almost identical. The 130 is a die shrink of the 9600. Thus, the 130 uses a little less power and is clocked a littel bit higher (i.e. it is better). You won't be able to notice this difference much in games or much in the battery life, though the extra ram of the 130M might help a tad.

July 18, 2009 12:52:19 AM

just told my friend what laptop to get - he was gonna get an Asus laptop with the 9600M GT; got him an HP notebook with an ATI at a similar price but far higher performance.

nywayz, abourne15, just get the one with the 130M, its better.
July 19, 2009 3:26:18 AM

Thanks for the suggestion... which hp laptop did your friend get btw.. it may not be available in canada tho.. =(

seerwan said:
just told my friend what laptop to get - he was gonna get an Asus laptop with the 9600M GT; got him an HP notebook with an ATI at a similar price but far higher performance.

nywayz, abourne15, just get the one with the 130M, its better.

July 30, 2009 3:36:17 AM

I too am wondering which video card to get. Should I still go with the 130M even if it's an extra $100 dollars?

my build would be:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P7550 (2.26GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M or 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT??

so is it worth the extra $100?
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