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NVIDIA's 8400GS trounces ATI's HD 2400

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October 14, 2010 10:26:59 AM

While the HD 2400 or 8400GS are neither the flashiest, or the fastest, of the recent new-generation video cards from ATI and NVIDIA, they are nonetheless very important offerings from both companies trying to bring consumers into the DirectX 10 fold. With Windows Vista, and HD-DVD/Blu-Ray technology slowly being embraced by the PC using masses, there will be no shortage of competition for the lower-end video card market.

Initial benchmarks have been reported, and it seems that the preliminary results favor the 8400GS over the HD 2400. Although the 8400GS is clocked higher, at 450/400, than the competiting HD 2400, which is clocked at 520/500, the 8400GS has a respectable lead in the synthetic benchmarking program 3DMark06. The HD 2400 is reported to reach a score of somewhere around the neighbourhood of 1250 3DMarks, whereas the 8400GS comes closer to 1600 3DMarks. A possible reason for the subpar performance of the HD 2400 could be that it has 4 texture mapping units, whereas the 8400GS has twice that many, with 8 texture mapping units on the 8400GS. the image below willl make you believe it is not true. if you dont believe me, at least believe nvidia.

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October 14, 2010 11:06:12 AM

LOL I love how that chart makes it look as if the 8400GS is over twice as fast at the HD2400 when infact its only 368 3DMark06 points faster.
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October 14, 2010 11:32:02 AM

i know but the difference is still noticeable. i played house of the dead 2 on my friends ati 2400 and it suckz, there is a black box surrounding the blood
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October 14, 2010 11:32:16 AM

prolim123 said:
While the HD 2400 or 8400GS are neither the flashiest, or the fastest, of the recent new-generation video cards from ATI and NVIDIA, they are nonetheless very important offerings from both companies trying to bring consumers into the DirectX 10 fold. With Windows Vista, and HD-DVD/Blu-Ray technology slowly being embraced by the PC using masses, there will be no shortage of competition for the lower-end video card market.

Initial benchmarks have been reported, and it seems that the preliminary results favor the 8400GS over the HD 2400. Although the 8400GS is clocked higher, at 450/400, than the competiting HD 2400, which is clocked at 520/500, the 8400GS has a respectable lead in the synthetic benchmarking program 3DMark06. The HD 2400 is reported to reach a score of somewhere around the neighbourhood of 1250 3DMarks, whereas the 8400GS comes closer to 1600 3DMarks. A possible reason for the subpar performance of the HD 2400 could be that it has 4 texture mapping units, whereas the 8400GS has twice that many, with 8 texture mapping units on the 8400GS. the image below willl make you believe it is not true. if you dont believe me, at least believe nvidia.

http://www.3dnews.ru/_imgdata/img/2007/06/04/50113.jpg

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October 14, 2010 11:42:38 AM

prolim123 said:
i know but the difference is still noticeable. i played house of the dead 2 on my friends ati 2400 and it suckz, there is a black box surrounding the blood


Hmmm... if it suckz so bad on your friends HD2400, maybe you should just play on your uber 1337 8400GS which is obviously loads better cuz nVidia made a chart and their not biased towards their own products at all.... :lol:  :whistle: 

Fun times :) 

@Mouse, love the image haha! :sol: 
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October 14, 2010 11:45:31 AM

:D 
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October 14, 2010 11:56:04 AM

Dell shipped a ton of c2d 530's with the hd 2400.
It takes effort to get it to play a high bit rate movie. But being 20% faster is not much to talk about, is the opening paragraph a quote from a ancient review ?
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October 14, 2010 1:12:35 PM

Thought this thread had been necro'd. Oh how I lol'd though.
I had an 8600gt, loved it till it ended up dying on me :D 
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October 14, 2010 1:25:45 PM

prolim123 said:
While the HD 2400 or 8400GS are neither the flashiest, or the fastest, of the recent new-generation video cards from ATI and NVIDIA, they are nonetheless very important offerings from both companies trying to bring consumers into the DirectX 10 fold. With Windows Vista, and HD-DVD/Blu-Ray technology slowly being embraced by the PC using masses, there will be no shortage of competition for the lower-end video card market.

Initial benchmarks have been reported, and it seems that the preliminary results favor the 8400GS over the HD 2400. Although the 8400GS is clocked higher, at 450/400, than the competiting HD 2400, which is clocked at 520/500, the 8400GS has a respectable lead in the synthetic benchmarking program 3DMark06. The HD 2400 is reported to reach a score of somewhere around the neighbourhood of 1250 3DMarks, whereas the 8400GS comes closer to 1600 3DMarks. A possible reason for the subpar performance of the HD 2400 could be that it has 4 texture mapping units, whereas the 8400GS has twice that many, with 8 texture mapping units on the 8400GS. the image below willl make you believe it is not true. if you dont believe me, at least believe nvidia.

http://www.3dnews.ru/_imgdata/img/2007/06/04/50113.jpg


As you stated above, "Although the 8400GS is clocked higher, at 450/400, than the competiting HD 2400, which is clocked at 520/500" You cant compare clock speeds of totaly diffrent cards with diffrent architectures. There not even the same brand -.-
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October 14, 2010 2:00:29 PM

wtf!?
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October 14, 2010 2:50:43 PM

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^+1

For me it was the last Nvidia card I owned as well, because I switched to the 5770.
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October 14, 2010 3:06:36 PM

Well, when I had the 8600gt my computer was also running windows xp, 4gb of DDR2 ram, and a dual core Athlon at 2.1GHz. It still ran great though, of course the computer was originally a prebuilt so the 800MHz was brought down...considerably and there was no option to overclock.

I would love to try out a fuzion mobo at some point, would there be a benefit from using a radeon 5770 and a 460 together in that case?
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October 14, 2010 11:14:32 PM

WTF? Am i in a parallel universe or are the 8400 and 2400 still really old?
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October 15, 2010 12:06:09 AM

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so.
what's your point.?

It looks like someone got butt raped four years ago and liked it so much they've come over to this forum for another shafting! :lol: 
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October 15, 2010 12:13:55 AM

I like how even back then the first sentence of the first reply was "So what?"
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October 15, 2010 12:16:34 AM

Looks more like a spambot, probably one of Nvidia's. They had to go back that far to find the last time they beat ATI in a benchmark.
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October 15, 2010 12:17:07 AM

Mousemonkey said:
It looks like someone got butt raped four years ago and liked it so much they've come over to this forum for another shafting! :lol: 


Cmon MM language!
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
I'll hvae to ban you.
TSK,TSK
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October 15, 2010 12:20:32 AM

eyefinity said:
Looks more like a spambot, probably one of Nvidia's. They had to go back that far to find the last time they beat ATI in a benchmark.

Sadly it isn't a bot. There's another thread where they were preaching against the evils of overclocking.
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October 15, 2010 12:21:55 AM

eyefinity said:
Looks more like a spambot, probably one of Nvidia's. They had to go back that far to find the last time they beat ATI in a benchmark.

Nah, you've only got to look back to the 4xx benchmarks for that one!
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October 15, 2010 12:28:26 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Nah, you've only got to look back to the 4xx benchmarks for that one!


I meant real gaming benchmarks not breakfast frying ones. :lol: 
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October 15, 2010 12:31:12 AM

eyefinity said:
I meant real gaming benchmarks not breakfast frying ones. :lol: 

That's what I meant as well, considering that it was proved that even the GTX480 could not generate enough heat to even half cook an egg.
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October 15, 2010 12:36:53 AM

Just in case eyefinity needs reminding.
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October 15, 2010 12:38:00 AM

Popcorn please.
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October 15, 2010 12:41:57 AM

Timop said:
Popcorn please.

I doubt it gets hot enough to cook that either. :whistle: 
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October 15, 2010 1:17:49 AM

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i was already in a silly mood... :D 

I guessed as much and I quoted the wrong post as well, doh! The only reason I left this thread open was because I'm fed up with prolim123 posting this nonsense all over the forums so I thought I'd let you guys show him the error of his ways. :ange: 
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October 15, 2010 1:25:15 AM

prolim123 said:
the image below willl make you believe it is not true. if you dont believe me, at least believe nvidia.


This part made me lol.
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October 15, 2010 1:26:40 AM

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what, he's out for points only.?
there should be some 'erroneous reply or false thread' tag system or some related idea.
once tagged you (dock 'um then block 'um)..

When posts or threads are deleted any and all points are lost as well, this also goes for those that post in threads that go on to be deleted.
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October 15, 2010 1:40:12 AM

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^ turboflame
I know, naive huh.? or just plain ignorant..

Whats your point ?
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October 15, 2010 1:48:48 AM

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which one.?
this thread, the OP that started it or you for taking it seriously.?
take a pick or for free, you can have them all.

Who said I took this seriously ? The Herb ? Watch out, it can stagnate ya'
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October 15, 2010 1:53:03 AM

:) 
The whole thing piqued my curiosity. I have a 2400 hd in a dell 530 I bought 3 years ago. Its now my htpc. Gave them 60 dollars extra I believe back then.
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October 15, 2010 1:55:35 AM

The 2400 worth that much then?
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October 15, 2010 2:05:04 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Just in case eyefinity needs reminding.


To be fair, the room temperature could have been below 64c. Inside of a computer case the temp is going to be that or above. It was also (obviously) open, so the air circulation is incomparable.

Lastly; why not stress it with Furmark?


Wanna see a true test. FERMI WILL COOK MY BREAKFAST.
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October 15, 2010 2:07:20 AM

shadow187 said:
Wanna see a true test. FERMI WILL COOK MY BREAKFAST.

I want to see that, got a link to the vid?
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October 15, 2010 2:16:21 AM

How are zoners going to handle a bigger hotter top AMD gpu ?
Blasphemy ?
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October 15, 2010 2:22:02 PM

hod did the card get so hot!!!
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October 15, 2010 2:27:31 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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