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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition Intel G43 Express Chipset
Cyberpunk 2077 3273% 5550%
Hitman 3 4288% 7250%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2985% 5068%
The Medium 4109% 6950%
Resident Evil 8 3273% 5550%
FIFA 21 1601% 2750%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2885% 4900%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4646% 7850%
Genshin Impact 3273% 5550%
Far Cry 6 4781% 8075%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Intel G43 Express Chipset.

The G43 Express Chipset was released over a year more recently than the 8400 GS, and so the G43 Express Chipset is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the 8400 GS.

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 1024 MB video memory, but the G43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The 8400 GS has 16 Shader Processing Units but the G43 Express Chipset does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition requires 40 Watts to run and the G43 Express Chipset requires 24 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the 8400 GS. The 8400 GS requires 16 Watts more than the G43 Express Chipset to run. The difference is not significant enough for the 8400 GS to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the G43 Express Chipset.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed520 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT218Eaglelake
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date17 Apr 2007vs01 Aug 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed600 MHzvs-
Memory Bus64 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth9.6GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs-
Actual Shader Performance1%vs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.2 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.1 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power40 Wattsvs24 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs4.0
Open GL3.3vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron D 360-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Entry-Level GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4 EVGA 1GB Edition, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit still runs at 520MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 600MHz while the Frame Buffer was doubled to 1GB: a gimmick which doesn't yield any performance boost and can be considered market to lure consumers into paying more for the same product.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 4.
Intel G43 Express Chipset comes embedded on the Core 2 Quad/Core 2 Duo CPUS and features an Integrated GPU called Intel GMA X4500.
Due to its characteristics (e.g. Shared Memory) the performance is very limited but might be enough to play today's games at low settings excluding, however, very demanding games like Metro 2033 or The Witcher II, that are unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
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