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Nvidia Geforce Graphics Cards: 8800 Gtx Vs. 8400gs

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#1 Lanimilbus


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Posted 31 December 2007 - 03:24 PM

I'm investing in a new computer, and since graphics are probably the single most important feature on a new computer to me, I'd really like the top of the line graphics card. The computer I'm looking at comes with an Nvidia GeForce 8400GS graphics card, but for $400 or so more I could upgrade it to the 8800 GTX. My question is, to anyone who is familiar with both or has seen both personally; how much of a difference would this make? Would there be a noticeable difference between the 8400GS and the 8800 GTX in photos, videos and games? Is it worth paying the extra money for the 8800 GTX, or is the 8400GS basically the same thing but $400 cheaper? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 05:32 PM

The 8800 comes with a better GPU (kinda like an extra CPU for your video). Unless you're interested in extremely hardcore gaming, I would save the $400 and keep the 8400, because the noticeable difference will be too small for it to be worth it.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 06:33 PM

If graphics is the single most important thing on the computer the 8800 GTX should be your choice. If you were to upgrade the card later it would cost you around 500 bucks. The 8800 GTX is unbelievably better
8800 GTX 575 1350 900 768MB 384-bit 86.4 36.8
8400 GS 450 900 400 256MB 64-bit 6.4 3.6

While those numbers may not mean much the last one the texture fill rate the 8800 performs 36.8 billion per second compared to the 8400's 3.6 billion per second. If your not playing games or running graphic intensive programs this means nothing though. Windows XP and IE explorer can only look so crisp.

Edit: format, (keeps taking out the spacing you get the idea of what the numbers are)

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Edited by Sneakycyber, 31 December 2007 - 06:37 PM.

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