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The 8400 GS is the entry-level model in Nvidia's 8 Series of consumer desktop graphics cards.

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Pros

can play HD video at full resolution and framerate without overheating

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included documentation is well written and complete

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capable of running most games at mid-range settings

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handles application window rendering easily, everything pops up without hezitation

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Cons

fan makes a fair amount of noise

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ships with a driver on CD that will cause serious problems if used - need to download the driver

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not powerful enough to run games at high graphics settings

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The 8400 GS is the entry-level model in Nvidia's 8 Series of consumer desktop graphics cards. Less aimed at gaming applications than higher-end 8 Series models, the 8400 GS is a less expensive option that fully supports Windows Vista's graphical enhancements while retaining support for DirectX 10. With only 256 MB of memory, 16 processor cores, and relatively low clock speeds, however, the 8400 GS may struggle with demanding graphics applications. The 8500 GT is a step up from the 8400 GS, offering essentially the same technology and specs but a 128-bit, rather than 64-bit, memory interface.

Features
  • 256 or 512 MB memory
  • 16 processor cores
  • DirectX 9 and 10
  • SLI-ready
  • PCI Express
  • 450MHz graphics clock
  • 900MHz processor clock
  • 400MHz memory clock
  • 64-bit memory interface
  • Texture fill rate: 3.6 billion/sec
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