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What card is twice as good as a nVidia GeForce 8400GS?

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December 9, 2012 1:09:52 PM

Hi, could someone tell me what video card offeres twice the performance of a nVidia GeForce 8400GS?

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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 1:21:10 PM

Anything in the last two or three years... How much do you want to spend?
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 1:31:57 PM

You'll have trouble finding anything relatively new that's only twice as fast as the 8400, if you're looking for something exact.
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 1:38:54 PM

I doubt you'll find such a card. Even 8600 GT is around 3 times more powerful.
December 9, 2012 1:45:30 PM

There's no such thing as "twice as good" when it comes to hardware. Your best bet is to determine your budget. Then you can look at the charts and see which card works best for what you want to do with it.
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 1:48:32 PM

Yep these people are right. Most modern mid ranged GPUs are almost 6-8 times as powerful as the 8400GS.
a b Î Nvidia
a c 105 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 1:55:59 PM

best thing to do is list other hardware and don't forget power supply (specific model would be good ) and monitor resolution and budget.
a b Î Nvidia
a c 358 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 2:09:42 PM

For something relatively inexpensive, the Radeon HD 6670 which can probably bought for $60 after rebate. It will crush the old 8400GS. There's also the Radeon HD 7750 which is probably about 40% - 50% faster than the Radeon HD 6670 and is generally around $90 after rebate at Newegg.com.


Both will work on a PC with a 300w power supply.
a b Î Nvidia
a c 105 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 2:41:10 PM

yes, that would be my suggestion also without having any other information.
December 9, 2012 6:54:30 PM

This card is for someone that will never use it. He doesn't even use the 8400GS to it full potential. All he does is watch films and browse the internet. And plays the odd HOG, or point and click adventure. Nothing that even requires the use of a gaming card.

But, he wants to upgrade it, he upgraded his case, he's bought a fan controller, he's even now talking about upgrading his motherboard, cpu, and ram.

So all that I need is something that is "somewhat" better.

The Radeon HD 6670 is a little too expensive. Do you know anything cheaper? This is after all a completely pointless upgrade, there's no need to spend more money then is necessary.

Thanks
a b Î Nvidia
a c 107 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 7:05:32 PM

Another advantage to these newer cards is better hardware acceleration in web browsers something most users can benefit from. anything much lower is most likely not even worth buying, then again neither is buying for no reason at all.
a b Î Nvidia
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 9, 2012 7:06:47 PM

HD 6570 is lowest you could go. Anything less is not worth the money - since everything costs the same at that point.
December 9, 2012 11:24:59 PM

The AMD Radeon HD 6570 seems perfect. Thanks guys.
a b Î Nvidia
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 3:39:56 AM

Glad I helped.
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