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NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS Image NVIDIA G86 Image
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 PCIe 1.0 x16 interface.

Graphics Processor

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

Graphics Card

Released: Apr 17th, 2007
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: PCIe 1.0 x16

Clock Speeds

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


Memory Size: 256 MB
Memory Type: DDR2
Memory Bus: 64 bit
Bandwidth: 6.40 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 16
TMUs: 8
ROPs: 4
SM Count: 2
Pixel Rate: 1.836 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 3.67 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 29.376 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Single-slot
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: n/a
CUDA: 1.1
Shader Model: 4.0


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Card Notes

Memory Variant: 512 MB

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
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