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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce FX 5200 Low Profile

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Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 Low Profile

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the FX 5200 Low Profile vs the 8400 GS Rev. 3.

Front view of GeForce 8400 GS

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Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS

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Higher clock speed 520 MHz vs 250 MHz More than 2x 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

Features Key features of the GeForce FX 5200 Low Profile  vs 8400 GS 

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

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

GeForce 8400 GS
2.08 GPixel/s

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

GeForce 8400 GS
4.16 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


GeForce FX 5200 Low Profile  vs
8400 GS 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name NV34 GT218 B1
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 250 MHz 520 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Texture mapping units 4 8
Render output processors 4 4
Pixel rate 1 GPixel/s 2.08 GPixel/s
Texture rate 1 GTexel/s 4.16 GTexel/s


GeForce FX 5200 Low Profile  vs
8400 GS 
Memory clock speed 200 MHz 400 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 400 MHz 800 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 64 bit
Memory 64 MB 512 MB
Memory bandwidth 3.2 GB/s 6.4 GB/s


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