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NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

G86
Graphics Processor
16
Cores
8
TMUs
4
ROPs
256 MB
Memory Size
DDR2
Memory Type
64 bit
Bus Width
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The GeForce 8400 GS was a graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in April 2007. Built on the 80 nm process, and based on the G86 graphics processor, in its G86-213-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 10.0. The G86 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 127 mm² and 210 million transistors. It features 16 shading units, 8 texture mapping units and 4 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 256 MB DDR2 memory on the card, which are connected using a 64-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 459 MHz, memory is running at 400 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 40 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x S-Video. GeForce 8400 GS is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 1.0 x16 interface. The card measures 170 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
G86
GPU Variant
G86-213-A2
Architecture
Tesla
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
80 nm
Transistors
210 million
Die Size
127 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Apr 17th, 2007
Generation
GeForce 8
(8400)
Production
End-of-life
Bus Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16

Relative Performance

78%
100%
100%
GeForce 8400 GS
123%
157%
185%
195%
241%
315%
319%
347%
366%
374%
429%
456%
489%
505%
526%
543%
579%
611%
624%
643%
665%
760%
766%
779%
789%
791%
799%
806%
853%
897%
912%
946%
953%
962%
971%
974%
976%
995%
1043%
1063%
1140%
1161%
1161%
1210%
1213%
1257%
1341%
1383%
1391%
1416%
1423%
1473%
1491%
1501%
1527%
1598%
1629%
1655%
1656%
1661%
1666%
1799%
1815%
1859%
1882%
1890%
1905%
1910%
1943%
1947%
2002%
2155%
2211%
2267%
2281%
2304%
2327%
2382%
2444%
2501%
2560%
2597%
2598%
2879%
3168%
3211%
3426%
3445%
3491%
3537%
3567%
3584%
3636%
3651%
3669%
3700%
3899%
3980%
4031%
4031%
4434%
4510%
4587%
4930%
5415%
5606%
6039%
6039%
6370%
7109%
7453%
7644%
8332%
9479%
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
459 MHz
Shader Clock
918 MHz
Memory Clock
400 MHz
800 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
256 MB
Memory Type
DDR2
Memory Bus
64 bit
Bandwidth
6.400 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
16
TMUs
8
ROPs
4
SM Count
2

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
1.836 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
3.672 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
29.38 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
6.7 inches
170 mm
TDP
40 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x VGA
1x S-Video
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
P403,
P413

Graphics Features

DirectX
10.0
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.1
Shader Model
4.0

Card Notes

Memory Variant: 512 MB

G86 GPU Notes

PureVideo HD: VP2
VDPAU: Feature Set A

Retail boards based on this design (6)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
PCYES 8400 GS 1 GB 459 MHz 301 MHz 1024 MB, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
ZOTAC 8400 GS AMP! Edition 459 MHz 400 MHz 2x DVI 1x S-Video
ZOTAC 8400 GS Zone Edition 128 MB 459 MHz 400 MHz 128 MB
ZOTAC 8400 GS Zone Edition 256 MB 459 MHz 400 MHz
ZOTAC 8400 GS Zone Edition 512 MB 450 MHz 333 MHz 512 MB
ZOTAC 8400 GS Zone Edition LP 459 MHz 333 MHz 512 MB