AMD Radeon HD 8400 vs NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
Comparison of Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
23 May 2013
4 October 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
3.67 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290 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.
PCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
6.4 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11.1, Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
HD 8400 355 +294.4%
NVS 290 90
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8400
Much newer (23 May 2013 vs 4 October 2007)
More pipelines (128 vs 16)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 80 nm)
Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
We are unaware of any advantages of NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 over AMD Radeon HD 8400.
So, HD 8400 or Quadro NVS 290?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 8400 and NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon HD 8400 is a notebook card while Quadro NVS 290 is a workstation one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 8400 and Quadro NVS 290, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.