NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

NVidia GeForce 8400M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8400M GT video card (because of the smaller 64 Bit memory bus). The performance is slightly above the 7400 and, therefore, it can represent current (not very demanding) games fluently with reduced details / resolutions. Demanding games like Crysis can only be run in very low details and resolutions. For people who play occasionally, it may be sufficient.

The particularity of this video card are the "Unified Shader". Pixel- and vertex-shaders do not exist any more but 16 of the so called stream processors do the graphic work.

One advantage of the GeForce 8000 series is the integrated PureVideo video processor. It can support the CPU in decoding H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, and WMV9 encoded videos in HD quality > PureVideo Product Comparison

Compared to desktop cards, the 8400M GS can be compared to the 8400 GS which has a 50 MHz higher core clock (and is therefore a bit faster).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 8400M Series

GeForce 8400M GT

16 @ 450MHz128 Bit @ 600MHz
GeForce 8400M GS 16 @ 400MHz64 Bit @ 600MHz

GeForce 8400M G

8 @ 400MHz64 Bit @ 600MHz
CodenameG86M
Pipelines16 - unified
Core Speed *400 MHz
Shader Speed *800 MHz
Memory Speed *600 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR2 / GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory256 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption11 Watt
Transistors210 Million
technology80 nm
Features800 MHZ Shader-Taktfrequenz, PureVideo Technologie (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 Decodierbeschleunigung), HDCP-fähig, PowerMizer 7.0 Energieverwaltung (dynamisches umschalten zwischen Leistung und Energiesparen), HDR (High Dynamic-Range Lighting), designed für Windows Vista, 16x Vollbild AA, 16x winkelunabhängiges AF, 128-Bit HDR Ausleuchtung mit AA, PCI-E 16x, OpenGL 2.1, Gigathread Technologie
Date of Announcement09.05.2007
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/page/geforce_8400M....
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 1066      avg: 1379.5 (5%)     median: 1395 (5%)     max: 1645 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 1938      avg: 2670.9 (7%)     median: 2895 (8%)     max: 3213 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4199      avg: 4797.9 (3%)     median: 4852.5 (3%)     max: 5434 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 10921      avg: 12724.2 (21%)     median: 12521.5 (20%)     max: 15120 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 2056      avg: 2127.3 (18%)     median: 2128.5 (18%)     max: 2193 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 3.1      avg: 3.3 (49%)     median: 3.3 (49%)     max: 3.5 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 4.3      avg: 4.5 (65%)     median: 4.5 (65%)     max: 4.6 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Command and Conquer III
Command and Conquer III (2007)
high:
16  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. (2005)
low:
137 162 233 240 250 252 281 283 289 300 300 305 ~ 253 fps      Compare
med.:
46 47 48 49 52 52 52 54 55 55 56 57 ~ 52 fps      Compare
high:
12 12 13 13 14 14 14 15 15 16 16 29 ~ 15 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Doom 3
Doom 3 (2004)
low:
65.2 83.5 87 93.4 98.3 ~ 85 fps      Compare
med.:
63 65.1 67.9 82.1 100.3 ~ 76 fps      Compare
high:
44.2 50.9 57 59.8 65.1 ~ 55 fps      Compare
ultra:
27.6 27.6 32.8 36.5 40.8 ~ 33 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo (1999)
high:
107.4 122 127 143.8 175.4 192 199.1 221 223 231 234.2 ~ 180 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphics card

Acer Aspire 7720G: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500, 17", 3.6 kg
  Review » Short Review Acer Aspire 7720G Notebook

Dell Inspiron 1520-PP22L: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, 15.4", 3.3 kg
  Review » Review Dell Inspiron 1520 Notebook

Dell XPS M1330: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 13.3", 1.9 kg
  Review » Review Dell XPS M1330 Notebook

HP dv6598eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  Review » Review HP Pavilion dv6598eg Notebook

Samsung Aura Damali: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100, 12.1", 2 kg
  Review » Review Samsung Q45 Notebook

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/C: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 1.8 kg
  Review » Review Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/C Subnotebook

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN/C: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
  Review » Review Sony Vaio VGN-SZ71WN/C Subnotebook

Zepto Znote 3414W: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 15.4", 2.5 kg
  Review » Review Zepto Znote 3414W Notebook

Dell Inspiron 1420: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 1420

Dell Inspiron 1520-PP22L: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250, 15.4", 3.3 kg
  External Review » Dell Inspiron 1520

Dell Vostro 1400: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100, 14.1", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Dell Vostro 1400

Dell XPS M1330: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Dell XPS M1330

HP Pavilion dv2699: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv2699

HP Pavilion dv2899: Intel Core 2 Duo T5550, 14.1", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv2899

HP Pavilion dv2988eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 14.1", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv2988eg

HP Pavilion dv3000: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 13.3", 2.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv3000

HP Pavilion dv6450eg: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6450eg

HP Pavilion dv6500z: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6500z

HP Pavilion dv6598eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6598eg

HP Pavilion dv6599eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6599eg

HP Pavilion dv6675us: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 15.4", 3 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6675us

HP Pavilion dv6699eg: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6699eg

HP Pavilion dv6750ea: Intel Core 2 Duo T5450, 15.4", 3.1 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6750ea

HP Pavilion dv6880se: Intel Core 2 Duo T5550, 15.4", 3.2 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv6880se

HP Pavilion dv9655ea: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 17.1", 3.6 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dv9655ea

MSI Megabook EX700: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 3.4 kg
  External Review » MSI Megabook EX700

Samsung R70 Aura: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100, 15.4", 2.7 kg
  External Review » Samsung R70 Aura

Samsung R700-A003UK: Intel Core 2 Duo T5450, 17.1", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Samsung R700-A003UK

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN/C: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-SZ61WN

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ750N: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, 13.3", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-SZ750N

Sony VAIO VGN-SZ791N: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
  External Review » Sony Vaio VGN-SZ791N

Zepto Znote 3414W: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 15.4", 2.5 kg
  External Review » Zepto Znote 3414W

Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)