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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 280 MHz More than 85% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 800 MHz vs 400 MHz 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 400 MHz vs 200 MHz 2x higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce 6200 PCI

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Nvidia GeForce 6200 PCI

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the 6200 PCI vs the 8400 GS Rev. 3.

Features Key features of the GeForce 8400 GS  vs 6200 PCI 

effective memory clock speed Frequency at which memory can be read from and written to

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

GeForce 8400 GS
6.4 GB/s
GeForce 6200 PCI
3.2 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 6200 PCI
0.56 GPixel/s

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

GeForce 8400 GS
4.16 GTexel/s
GeForce 6200 PCI
1.12 GTexel/s

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

render output processors GPU commponents responsible for transform pixels as they flow between memory buffers

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GeForce 8400 GS  vs
6200 PCI 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GT218 B1 NV43
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 520 MHz 280 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Texture mapping units 8 4
Render output processors 4 2
Pixel rate 2.08 GPixel/s 0.56 GPixel/s
Texture rate 4.16 GTexel/s 1.12 GTexel/s

memory

GeForce 8400 GS  vs
6200 PCI 
Memory clock speed 400 MHz 200 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 800 MHz 400 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 64 bit
Memory 512 MB 256 MB
Memory type DDR2 DDR2
Memory bandwidth 6.4 GB/s 3.2 GB/s

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