NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS: specs and benchmarks

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Games supported 45%
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 459 MHz
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type DDR2
  • Memory clock speed 800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2007
Performance 0.49


NVIDIA started GeForce 8400 GS sales 17 April 2007 at a recommended price of $29.99. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 80 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 256 MB of DDR2 memory clocked at 0.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 6.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 170 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 40 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce 8400 GS's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating1087
Value for money0.05
GPU code nameG86
Market segmentDesktop
Release date17 April 2007 (14 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$29.99
Price now$74 (2.5x MSRP)of 10388 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money

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Technical specs

GeForce 8400 GS's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 8400 GS's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores16of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed459 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors210 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology80 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)40 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate3.6 billion/secof 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance29.376 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 8400 GS's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16
Length170 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNone
SLI options+


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8400 GS: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeDDR2
Maximum RAM amount256 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Standard memory config per GPU256 MB
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed800 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth6.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8400 GS. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 8400 GS, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL2.1of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce 8400 GS. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

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  • Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

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Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 8400 GS is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 8400 GS performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

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AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce 8400 GS's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 5450, which is faster by 4% and higher by 7 positions in our rating.

ATI Radeon HD 5450 Radeon HD 5450

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 8400 GS:

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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User rating

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