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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce 8400 GS

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS

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Higher clock speed 520 MHz vs 475 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Front view of GeForce 210

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 210

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Slightly more memory 1,024 MB vs 512 MB 2x more memory

Features Key features of the GeForce 8400 GS  vs 210 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce 8400 GS
6.4 GB/s
GeForce 210
6.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce 8400 GS
2.08 GPixel/s
GeForce 210
1.9 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce 8400 GS
4.16 GTexel/s
GeForce 210
3.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce 8400 GS
39.36 GFLOPS
GeForce 210

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GeForce 8400 GS  vs
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GT218 B1 GT216
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 520 MHz 475 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 16 16
Texture mapping units 8 8
Render output processors 4 4
Pixel rate 2.08 GPixel/s 1.9 GPixel/s
Texture rate 4.16 GTexel/s 3.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 39.36 GFLOPS 35.2 GFLOPS


GeForce 8400 GS  vs
Memory clock speed 400 MHz 400 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 800 MHz 800 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 64 bit
Memory 512 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type DDR2 DDR2
Memory bandwidth 6.4 GB/s 6.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 25W 31W

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Isn't the 210 just a rebrand of the 8400 GS? That would sure explain the identical specs, and GPU companies do this all the time. (ATi / AMD and NVidia rebrands things constantly.)
Woah. Talk about a close battle between the highest-end cards in the market. Respect!
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