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Nvidia's GeForce 8 graphics card lineup should get a bit bigger in around three weeks, when according to VR-Zone, Nvidia plans to introduce an entry-level GeForce 8400 GS graphics card. The card is supposedly set to hit stores on June 19, a launch schedule VR-Zone says matches that of one of AMD's low-end Radeon HD 2900 XT derivatives dubbed the Radeon HD 2400 Pro.

GeForce 8400 GS cards will reportedly be priced at $45 and feature a 450MHz core clock, a 400MHz memory memory clock, 16 stream processors, and a 64-bit memory interface. For reference, Nvidia's current cheapest GeForce 8—the 8500 GT—sells just under the $100 mark and features 450MHz/400MHz core/memory clocks, 16 stream processors, and a 128-bit memory interface. According to VR-Zone, AMD's Radeon HD 2400 Pro will also be priced at $45, but the GeForce 8400 GS will have the upper hand in terms of performance

http://techreport.com/onearticle.x/12596
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NVIDIA plans to launch the entry level GeForce 8400 GS on 19th June to match against the Radeon HD 2400 Pro while the current 8500 GS will fight against 2400 XT. GeForce 8400 GS is essentially using the same G86 core on the 8500 GS sporting 16 shader processors but has only 64-bit memory interface. The core and memory clocks are similar to that of the 8500 GS at 450/400MHz. NVIDIA aims to sell this card at the same price of the 2400 Pro at US$45 but with better performance.

http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=5011

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Wow, I bet that can run Jazz Jackrabbit at like...
5 fps... I think I'll save up the extra $50 for the higher
version thank you.
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This card would breeze through the Sims. Would probably play BF1942 quite well, too.
     
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I don't know why they keep bothering with these low end cards. May as well make biffy integrated chip. Discrete video cards should only be from "mainstream" to "high-end" in my opinion.
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***?

the 8500 isn't even worth the money...

when DX10 on board video comes out, i'd like to think it will destroy this card... but you never know...
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This is the perfect card for a cheap "server" PC concept, it consumes less power which is important for leaving on downloading 24/7, and you can run vista with no problems.
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This is the perfect card for a cheap "server" PC concept, it consumes less power which is important for leaving on downloading 24/7, and you can run vista with no problems.

I still think integrated would be better and more practical, especially with the proliferation of multicores and increased RAM sizes. They should do away with this level of discrete card.
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I still think integrated would be better and more practical, especially with the proliferation of multicores and increased RAM sizes. They should do away with this level of discrete card.
If people buy them, they will make them. End of story.
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looks like it would barely beat a 7600gt

edit: might not even beat it
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If people buy them, they will make them. End of story.

Damn people. I wish they would go away...
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