NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G vs NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G

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NVidia GeForce 8400M G is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower and reduced 8400M GT video card with halved memory connection and only halve as much stream processors. The performance is slightly above the 7400 and therefore it can represent DirectX 9 games fluently with reduced details / resolutions. It is too weak for modern DirectX 10 games (at least for higher details). 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 8 of the so called stream processors do the graphic work.

Compared to the faster GS and GT model, the 8400M G does only accellerate MPEG-2 videos with its PureVideo engine. > PureVideo Comparison

Currently there is no desktop graphics card that can be compared to the 8400M G. The 8400 Pro is much faster and compareable to the 8400M GS card.

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

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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).

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GNVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce 8400M Series
GeForce 8400M GT compare 16 @ 0.45 GHz128 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce 8400M GS 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce 8400M G 8 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce 8400M GT compare 16 @ 0.45 GHz128 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce 8400M GS 16 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce 8400M G 8 @ 0.4 GHz64 Bit @ 600 MHz
CodenameG86MG86M
Cores8 - unified16 - unified
Core400 MHz400 MHz
Shader800 MHz800 MHz
Memory600 MHz600 MHz
Bus64 Bit64 Bit
MemoryGDDR3 / GDDR2GDDR2 / GDDR3
Max. Memory256 MB256 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10, 4.0DirectX 10, 4.0
Transistors210 Million210 Million
Technology80 nm80 nm
Features800 MHZ Shader-Taktfrequenz, 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 Technologie800 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
Introduced09.05.2007 09.05.2007
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/geforce_8400M....http://www.nvidia.de/page/geforce_8400M....

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 7492     avg: 7600     median: 7560 (8%)     max: 7778 Points
min: 10921     avg: 12724     median: 12521.5 (13%)     max: 15120 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 2597     avg: 2849     median: 2923 (2%)     max: 2954 Points
min: 4199     avg: 4798     median: 4852.5 (3%)     max: 5434 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 894     avg: 1684     median: 1754.5 (3%)     max: 1994 Points
min: 1938     avg: 2671     median: 2895 (4%)     max: 3213 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x800 + NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
3DMark 06 - Standard 1024x768 + NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Grafik (Spiele)
min: 4.3     avg: 4.5     median: 4.5 (65%)     max: 4.6 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - Windows Vista Leistungsindex - Grafik
min: 3.1     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (49%)     max: 3.5 Points
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G → 100% n=7

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS → 150% n=7

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8400M G:
15.3  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8400M G:
5.1  fps
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8400M G:
13.6  fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8400M G:
5.1  fps
Command and Conquer III

Command and Conquer III

2007
high 1024x768
GeForce 8400M GS:
16  fps
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
GeForce 8400M G:
60 176 181 188 189 ~ 159 fps
159%
GeForce 8400M GS:
137 162 233 240 250 252 281 283 289 300 300 305 ~ 253 fps
med. 800x600
100%
GeForce 8400M G:
22 32 32 34 37 ~ 31 fps
168%
GeForce 8400M GS:
46 47 48 49 52 52 52 54 55 55 56 57 ~ 52 fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8400M G:
10 11 11 12 12 ~ 11 fps
136%
GeForce 8400M GS:
12 12 13 13 14 14 14 15 15 16 16 29 ~ 15 fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
GeForce 8400M G:
59.9 60.7 65.5 ~ 62 fps
137%
GeForce 8400M GS:
65.2 83.5 87 93.4 98.3 ~ 85 fps
med. 640x480
100%
GeForce 8400M G:
46.3 59.6 60.4 ~ 55 fps
138%
GeForce 8400M GS:
63 65.1 67.9 82.1 100.3 ~ 76 fps
high 800x600
100%
GeForce 8400M G:
38.7 40.5 44.6 ~ 41 fps
134%
GeForce 8400M GS:
44.2 50.9 57 59.8 65.1 ~ 55 fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8400M G:
20.9 25 27.2 ~ 24 fps
138%
GeForce 8400M GS:
27.6 27.6 32.8 36.5 40.8 ~ 33 fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8400M G:
123 125.8 126 140.4 ~ 129 fps
140%
GeForce 8400M GS:
107.4 122 127 143.8 175.4 192 199.1 221 223 231 234.2 ~ 180 fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS → 144%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 146%

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