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8400 GS or 9400 gt or 9500 GT????

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May 11, 2009 3:16:21 PM

am confused about these cards.which card should i pick??
i want to play all games in medium settings.is there any other cards for RS 3000(60$)

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a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2009 3:24:23 PM

You needed a new thread why?

Didnt everyone tell you already about the 4650/4670?

Both the 8400 and 9400 are a waste of a gpu...
May 11, 2009 3:29:16 PM

AM LIVING IN KERALA,INDIA.SO ATI IS NOT THERE . THATS WHY AM INSISITING ON THESE TWO CARDS
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a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2009 3:36:32 PM

Well, thankyou for pointing that out in the other thread, and here in the most mature manner possible.

Both of your options are trash, you won't be able to game on either..
May 11, 2009 3:37:04 PM

The 9500GT is the best card out of the ones you have listed but will not even give you close performance to playing the latest games at medium settings.
If you only want a budget card which will allow you to play on medium settings then I would look at a 9600GT or above but they are a bit more costly.

And to be honest, it doesn't matter where you live, if you order from an international online retailer you can just import the card.
May 11, 2009 4:08:23 PM

Out of the three the 9500GT will be the better one. But these are not good gaming cards.
a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2009 4:15:07 PM

AKM880 said:
Out of the three the 9500GT will be the better one. But these are not good gaming cards.


I woudn't even cosider these bad gaming cards. They are for cheep systems that may watch a movie or two but never play games more intensive than free cell.

If you have to go nvidia, for whatever reason, look no lower than a 9600GT (which is also not a "good" gaming card...). If that is too expensive then start saving... or make due without video games
May 11, 2009 4:17:28 PM

The 8400GS can be mostly used as a HTPC card, for DXVA on Blu-rays and HD DVDs.
a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2009 4:18:19 PM

9500GT is the best out of the 3
though like others have said, the card is crap, at least get a 9600GT
a c 182 U Graphics card
May 11, 2009 4:47:45 PM

@ tomjo: The 9500 is actually about on par with the HD4650 if you can find the DDR3 version in India and it is only just under the 7800GTX an accident and unemployment are making me use. See here for the performance tiers:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/radeon-geforce-gtx,review...

It might play some new games on low and at lower resoloutions but not much more.
a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2009 4:54:19 PM

coozie7 said:
@ tomjo: The 9500 is actually about on par with the HD4650 if you can find the DDR3 version in India and it is only just under the 7800GTX an accident and unemployment are making me use. See here for the performance tiers:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/radeon-geforce-gtx,review...

It might play some new games on low and at lower resoloutions but not much more.


the 9500gt Gddr3 is on par with the 4650 Gddr2, both are substantially underpowered to play any modern games.
a c 182 U Graphics card
May 11, 2009 5:23:51 PM

^^^^
Tell me about it, mate, I'm stuck with a 4 year old 7800GTX:( 
May 11, 2009 10:52:41 PM

daedalus685 said:
I woudn't even cosider these bad gaming cards. They are for cheep systems that may watch a movie or two but never play games more intensive than free cell.

If you have to go nvidia, for whatever reason, look no lower than a 9600GT (which is also not a "good" gaming card...). If that is too expensive then start saving... or make due without video games


I played CoD4 and CoH happily on an AMD 3500 and 7900 GS system. I still got 45+ FPS on medium low settings/resolution.

You don't need to max out a game to have fun.
a b U Graphics card
May 11, 2009 11:46:13 PM

daedalus685 said:
Well, thankyou for pointing that out in the other thread, and here in the most mature manner possible.

Both of your options are trash, you won't be able to game on either..

thats not true man. it may be nothing to you but i see where the guy is coming from.

tomjo. i personally own a 1gb 9400 GT. it overclocks quite well and is almost a must to game. I can get it to 750 MHz as far as core clocks go. The reason you want to go for the 9500 GT is because of the only difference between them, the stream processors. The 9400GT just doesnt have enough to get it done, although i do play Call of Duty 5 on decent settings with it. Conclusion: 9500 GT, although like people say earlier, if u can, go with a cheaper ATI option, they seem to be better in the price range
May 12, 2009 3:25:17 AM

^ He can't go with ATI, he can only buy Nvidia. :( 
a b U Graphics card
May 12, 2009 10:09:22 PM

i realize that i'm just saying he should try anyway he possibly can to get an ATI card. i'm sure in a place with a newly growing economy that ATI does business somewhere in India and he can order the card online.
a c 235 U Graphics card
May 13, 2009 1:04:37 AM

9500GT is the better of the three cards, it is slightly better then the old 8600GT

you will be able to play older games on it like Half-life 2, Bioshock, Oblivion, and even Fallout 3 on medium to high settings.

new games like Crysis warhead and Far Cry 2 will run at low settings on it.
May 13, 2009 8:29:11 PM

To be honest I cant even get decent gameplay on my 9500GT which came with my most recent PC.
May 13, 2009 9:41:57 PM

9500gt is the best among the 3, though you will be forced to game at 800X600.
If you want better, look for a better card(like the HD4670)
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2009 10:53:30 PM

cybot_x1024 said:
9500gt is the best among the 3, though you will be forced to game at 800X600.
If you want better, look for a better card(like the HD4670)

haha no. they overclock quite well, if u know how, do it. just a note for u. i play CS:S at 1024x768~~Highest Settings~2x AA, Trilinear Filtering, NO HDR(cuz i hate it) and i get decent frame rates. what did u base this estimate on?
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a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2009 9:16:06 PM

do you guys have a 9500gt, no i dont think so, dude i bought this card and i can run oblivion and shivering isles on max settings with no lag at all, 2gb ram, perfect and its a very cheap card, dont listen to these noobs, oblivion might be getting old now, but it isnt an easy game to run
a c 235 U Graphics card
July 9, 2009 9:26:55 PM

isn't that what i said.....two months ago
a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2009 11:37:13 PM

wow its already been 2 months! time goes by fast
July 10, 2009 7:27:16 AM

Go for a 9600GSO 512. I bought a 128bit edition of card for 4900 and it oc massively from 550/900 to 747/1017 it can go beyond, but i stopped overthere. I suggest u to extend ur budget a bit and go for 8600GTS 512MB for rs.3300
July 10, 2009 9:14:29 AM

I play at 1024*768 resolution because its the highest my monitor supports. Please tell me an Ati HD 4670 will be fine for me to play at that resolution . Will i be able to play crisis , GTA 4 , upcoming splinter cell conviction , Max Payne 3, and Alan wake.
July 10, 2009 11:45:29 AM

How about a 9600Gt instead since you can't get your hands on the real king of low end?
July 10, 2009 2:12:30 PM

an HD4670 is rs 4500 so if u can afford then buy it
July 12, 2009 5:18:16 PM

daedalus685 said:
the 9500gt Gddr3 is on par with the 4650 Gddr2, both are substantially underpowered to play any modern games.



Your remark is absolutely totally WRONG. Something you people(kids, more than likely) don't understand or perhaps just fail to mention...is...the video card IS a big part of gaming...NOT ALL of it. I played ALL the newest games, some even on MAX setting on my AMD X4 Phenom 9850 Quad core, with 4 gigs fast ram...SLI mobo...etc...etc...blah blah and only a 8500 GT 1 gig video card!!!
Crysis, Bioshock, Stalker, Left for dead...etc...etc... Played GREAT!!!

So people, kids... Build a GOOD machine and if you must budget...you can get by just great with ANY of the mentioned cards. DUH!!!
July 12, 2009 7:08:22 PM

I'd say save up a little more $$ and go for a 9800 GTX
since its only around 40$ more but make sure your PSU can feed it.
Or a GTS 250 same as a 9800 GTX on rebranded.
a c 235 U Graphics card
July 12, 2009 8:48:14 PM

its been two months since the OP posted, I'll bet money he has already bought his video card...let's let this thread die.
July 13, 2009 2:31:20 PM

Raginwolf said:
Your remark is absolutely totally WRONG. Something you people(kids, more than likely) don't understand or perhaps just fail to mention...is...the video card IS a big part of gaming...NOT ALL of it. I played ALL the newest games, some even on MAX setting on my AMD X4 Phenom 9850 Quad core, with 4 gigs fast ram...SLI mobo...etc...etc...blah blah and only a 8500 GT 1 gig video card!!!
Crysis, Bioshock, Stalker, Left for dead...etc...etc... Played GREAT!!!

So people, kids... Build a GOOD machine and if you must budget...you can get by just great with ANY of the mentioned cards. DUH!!!


Why are you so mad? I'm sure a lot of people can max out some settings on bad cards playing at 1024x768.

I love 15 Inch monitors :D 

/end thread
July 13, 2009 7:38:50 PM

Old thread is old

Raginwolf said:
and only a 8500 GT 1 gig video card!!!




You actually bought one of those things?
June 6, 2013 5:12:50 AM

ct1615 said:
9500GT is the better of the three cards, it is slightly better then the old 8600GT

you will be able to play older games on it like Half-life 2, Bioshock, Oblivion, and even Fallout 3 on medium to high settings.

new games like Crysis warhead and Far Cry 2 will run at low settings on it.


I have a 9500 gt 512 mb GDDR3, runs great, almost maxed out FC2 completely in MP with a dual core e8400, I game on 1024x768- 1280x1024.
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