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$50 GeForce 8400GS good enough?

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November 17, 2007 9:46:33 PM

I saw this card

MSI NX8400GS-TD256E GeForce 8400GS Support up to 512M -256MB onboard

for $50 and I was wondering if it would be adequate to play call of duty 4 which recommends: Nvidia Geforce 7800

That is by far my most extensive draw on a vista machine I am building. What other cheap cards are up for the task?

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November 17, 2007 10:20:45 PM

no it would not be enough, not for good quality settings atleast. my 7800 is playable (with medium settings) with cod4 at 1680x1050.
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November 17, 2007 10:53:59 PM

trian said:
I saw this card

MSI NX8400GS-TD256E GeForce 8400GS Support up to 512M -256MB onboard

for $50 and I was wondering if it would be adequate to play call of duty 4 which recommends: Nvidia Geforce 7800

That is by far my most extensive draw on a vista machine I am building. What other cheap cards are up for the task?


for one - stay away from MSI, and two - if you want to play games, get a gaming card.

What are your system specs?
November 17, 2007 11:47:03 PM

Thanks Noya....that is a good price and it is in stock!
November 18, 2007 3:30:55 AM

Noya said:
Not at all, that card is okay for Call of Duty 1, from 2003. IT IS NOT A GAMING CARD.

The cheapest card worth buying right now is an x1950pro with rebate from newegg.com.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Look at the VGA charts.


Point well taken :hello: 

I didn't tell the group the rest of my new build cause I already bothered the new build group with it. I got the answer I needed on the MSI NX8400GS- not in any system running modern games :) 

My sytem build post is in: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/246547-31-tier-callof...

Is it generally accepted that the x1950pro is better than the XFX GeForce 8600 GTS for COD4? If so I'll change my build.
November 18, 2007 8:24:59 PM

before anything check out the new ATI 3850 - it offers twice the performance of my 7950GT 512mb (which cost me 400 dollars :(  :@)
November 18, 2007 9:53:12 PM

What resolution do your sons want to game at? My 7600gs runs cod4 most settigns maxed fine at 1024x768. For budget I would consider a 8600gt. (under $100 budget) If you can spend around 120 consider a 7900gs, but it will not play games in dx10 but that might not be a problom if you build a new rig every other year. Dx10 hasn't really taken of yet. 7900gs will get more frames than the 8600gt, but cannot run dx10. If you can spend more money than about $250 will get you a 8800gt, one of the best video cards out.
November 19, 2007 2:55:03 AM

smokedyou911 said:
What resolution do your sons want to game at? My 7600gs runs cod4 most settigns maxed fine at 1024x768. For budget I would consider a 8600gt. (under $100 budget) If you can spend around 120 consider a 7900gs, but it will not play games in dx10 but that might not be a problom if you build a new rig every other year. Dx10 hasn't really taken of yet. 7900gs will get more frames than the 8600gt, but cannot run dx10. If you can spend more money than about $250 will get you a 8800gt, one of the best video cards out.


Thanks so much for your comments. I've continued the thread over at: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/246547-31-tier-callof... based on my budget I'm getting:

Video Card - Sapphire HD3850 256mb $179

They'll have to play on whatever hardware I get them :)  In any event it will be better than their PS2 :)  Next upgrade I'll splurge for the 8800gt. :) 
November 19, 2007 4:52:29 AM

I think i looked at the same card on newegg, but I saw lots of bad comments on the 8400GS. I wouldnt recommend it.
November 21, 2007 12:51:52 AM

the 8400gs sucks with games, i have one. its as hot as an 8600gt. stay away from this card.
April 2, 2009 5:41:48 AM

Who says that you cant run CoD 4 on the 8400gs?If you hove a small monitor and are willing to sacrifice resolution for performance,you can run CoD 4 at 640x480 and everything on maximum and get highly playable framerates.I have a XFX GeForce 8400Gs 512 MB and it runs CoD 4 fine at the above settings with no lag and at stock speeds.
April 2, 2009 7:09:34 AM

Yeah, you can run it @ 640 x 480 with all min. settings. I would suggest the HD 4850/30. If you're in a very tight budget, get the 9600GT / 4670. I just upgraded from my 8600GT to a 4850 and it left me gasping. WHAT a difference. Same system specs. I used to get 20fps on Mirrors edge with all setting to low. Now, I get a steady 60fps maxed out. Same with Crysis. I used to get All settings low, 800 x 600, noAA ~ 40 fps. Now I get 1440 x 900, All High, 2x AA ~ 45 fps.
May 13, 2009 7:18:43 AM

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May 14, 2009 12:41:49 AM

rags_20 said:
Yeah, you can run it @ 640 x 480 with all min. settings. I would suggest the HD 4850/30. If you're in a very tight budget, get the 9600GT / 4670. I just upgraded from my 8600GT to a 4850 and it left me gasping. WHAT a difference. Same system specs. I used to get 20fps on Mirrors edge with all setting to low. Now, I get a steady 60fps maxed out. Same with Crysis. I used to get All settings low, 800 x 600, noAA ~ 40 fps. Now I get 1440 x 900, All High, 2x AA ~ 45 fps.


+1, it runs on my 8400GS with the res set to 640 x 480 with all set to low, still pretty laggy though. Not a gaming card by any means.
May 17, 2009 2:06:41 AM

man ur card is more powerfull than EN8400gs but i think u may not get full performance from it. by the way, whats the manufacturer of ur GPU ?? try to be with high end manufacturars. with ASUS's EN8400gs 512mb i can get more than from ur 9600GT, lol. for this u have to configure ur pc wisely :p . plz see my screenshorts in the following location :

http://www.xfire.com/profile/armanhussain/

hope u get full answer of this reply :) . thanks
May 17, 2009 2:19:54 AM

Sure is gravedig around here
May 17, 2009 2:32:12 AM

640 x 480 with all min ???? lol! there i posted 1280x1024 RES screenshorts also :p :p  whit HIGHEST settings :p :p :p  hohooh
May 17, 2009 2:47:11 AM

MSI NX8400GS-TD256E GeForce 8400GS Support up to 512M -256MB onboard!! MSI !!- its not for gamers !! many years ago I bought a MSI mainboard for my newly arrived INTEL P4 1.5Ghz, it really sucks !!!! :p :p 
I think ASUS & INTEL boards r the best :) 

Asus 8400GS Silent 512MB PCI Express HD-TV HDCP has fully onboard 512MB memory. its specification is here :
http://www.elive.co.nz/asus-8400gs-silent-512mb-hdtv-sy...
May 17, 2009 2:52:13 AM

I used to play CoD 4 medium settings 1440 x 900 with my 8600GT DDR2.
Anonymous
December 11, 2009 12:50:43 AM

You all guys are just saying what benchmarks have to say.. Just buy a MSI 8400GS 512mb and go on game with medium settings, no AA, and 1024x768 reso... it will run nicely n smoothly with good frames rates.. For your information It runs crysis as welll as COD-MW2, DIRT2 etc perfectly and specially codmw2 can be ran at 1024x768, 2x AA, full details with 37 to 41 frames.... This is a cheap card which can run any game you come across uptil 2011...

Note: Stop commenting if you havent used this card. I presently own MSI 9600gt Hybrid frozr.

Temperature of MSI 8400gs with black heatsink doesnt cross 55 on full load. and with a good cabinet it stays well under 52..... :kaola: 
Anonymous
December 12, 2009 4:07:46 AM

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MSI 9600GT Hybrid frozr
Palit 9600gt
MSI/Sapphire ATI 4670

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MSI 9800gt
PALIT SONIC 9600gt

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