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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Quadro4 550 XGL GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 8006% 3791%
Cyberpunk 2077 11036% 5245%
Doom Eternal 6870% 3245%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 4900% 2300%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8006% 3791%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11036% 5245%
FIFA 20 4218% 1973%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12286% 5845%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 11036% 5245%
Need For Speed Heat 8006% 3791%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 2 are massively better than the Nvidia Quadro4 550 XGL.

The 8400 GS has a 297 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This results in the 8400 GS providing 3.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since the 8400 GS supports up to DirectX 10.0.

The 8400 GS has a 297 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This results in the 8400 GS providing 3.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. The 8400 GS supports up to DirectX 10.0, so pixeling performance is not particularly relevant for this GPU. It would be relevant for comparing the Quadro4 550 XGL with other old GPUs, but in this case it is probably safe to say that the 8400 GS is superior.

The 8400 GS was released over three years more recently than the Quadro4 550 XGL, and so the 8400 GS is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Quadro4 550 XGL when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The 8400 GS has 448 MB more video memory than the Quadro4 550 XGL, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the 8400 GS also has superior memory performance overall.

The 8400 GS has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro4 550 XGL, which means that the memory performance of the 8400 GS is marginally better than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The Quadro4 550 XGL has 2 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 2 has 8. However, the actual shader performance of the Quadro4 550 XGL is 1 and the actual shader performance of the 8400 GS is 10. The 8400 GS having 9 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the 8400 GS delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The 8400 GS transistor size technology is 85 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro4 550 XGL. This means that the 8400 GS is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro4 550 XGL. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the 8400 GS should consume less power than the Quadro4 550 XGL.

The GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 2 requires 25 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Quadro4 550 XGL.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed270 MHzvs567 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV17 A3Tesla G98
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date19 Feb 2002vs01 Dec 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1.9
1920x1080 - vs green tick
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0.7
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GPU Memory

Memory64 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed200 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth3.2GB/secvs6.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs8
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology150nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs8
Texture Rate1.1 GTexel/svs4.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs4.5 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-25 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX8.1vs10.0
Shader Model1.3vs4.1
Open GL1.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Celeron 440 2.0GHz
Recommended RAM-3 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewQuadro4 550 XGL is a professional graphics card that will deliver similar gaming performance to GeForce4 MX 460, though worse due to the lack of support for gaming drivers, lower memory bandwidth and reduced frame buffer size, as well as a lower clocked central unit.GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 2 is the second revision of the entry-level GeForce 8400 GS.
Based on the G98 Core (against the G86 of the first revision), it offers only 8 Shader Processing Units instead of 16 but its central unit is higher-clocked. It also features a 512MB frame buffer against the 256MB of the first revision which will prove useful on most 3D applications.
Its performance is on level with the first revision due to the lesser SPU count but the power consumption is much lower of only 25 Watts.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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