RTX 3050 Mobile vs 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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Architecture
Ampere
 
Tesla 2.0
GPU code name
GN20-P0
 
GT218
Market segment
Laptop
 
Desktop
Launch date
11 May 2021 (less than a year ago)
 
17 April 2007 (14 years ago)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2048
 
16
Core clock speed
1238 MHz
 
520 MHz
Boost clock speed
1500 MHz
 
no data
Number of transistors
no data
 
260 million
Manufacturing process technology
8 nm
 
40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
75 Watt
 
40 Watt
Texture fill rate
102.0
 
4.160

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile and GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
large
 
no data
Interface
PCIe 4.0 x16
 
PCI
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR6
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
12 GB/s
 
1000 MBps
Memory bandwidth
224.0 GB/s
 
8 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
HDMI
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_2)
 
11.1 (10_1)
Shader Model
6.5
 
4.1
OpenGL
4.6
 
3.3
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.1
Vulkan
1.2
 
N/A
CUDA
8.6
 
1.2

Competitors of GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile from AMD is Radeon RX 5600M.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile:

Competitors of GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2 from AMD is Radeon HD 8310E.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile

Much newer (11 May 2021 vs 17 April 2007)

Wider memory bus (128 vs 64 bit)

More pipelines (2048 vs 16)

Higher memory bandwidth (224 vs 8 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 40 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2

Lower power consumption (40W vs 75W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile and NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile is a notebook card while GeForce 8400 GS PCI Rev. 2 is a desktop one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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