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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3 Radeon HD 8350 (OEM)
Cyberpunk 2077 3667% 2913%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3345% 2656%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3233% 2567%
Watch Dogs Legion 3533% 2807%
FIFA 21 1800% 1420%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3233% 2567%
Godfall 6017% 4793%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5200% 4140%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 5300% 4220%
Genshin Impact 3667% 2913%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3.

The HD 8350 has a 130 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the 8400 GS. This results in the HD 8350 providing 1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 8350 has a 130 MHz higher core clock speed than the 8400 GS and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the HD 8350 providing 0.5 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 8350 was released over a year more recently than the 8400 GS, and so the HD 8350 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 GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3 and the Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The HD 8350 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 8400 GS, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8350 is marginally better than the 8400 GS.

The GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3 has 16 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) has 80. However, the actual shader performance of the 8400 GS is 19 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8350 is 26. The HD 8350 having 7 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 8350 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 8400 GS.

The GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3 requires 25 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) requires 25 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 250 Watts for the HD 8350, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the 8400 GS. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed520 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT218Terascale Cedar PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date12 Jul 2010vs08 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs80
Actual Shader Performance1%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units8vs8
Texture Rate4.2 GTexel/svs5.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.1 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power25 Wattsvs25 Watts
Recommended PSU-250 Watts & 17 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.1vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Celeron G1610 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM3 GBvs2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs1024x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3 is the third revision of the entry-level GeForce 8400 GS.
Based on the 40nm GT218 Core (against the 80nm G86 of the first revision), it offers 16 Shader Processing Units which are not comparable to those of the first revision due to being from different architectures. 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 significantly higher than the first and second revisions, it consumes less power and runs cooler due to the smaller die size.
Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) is an OEM Only, entry-level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Terascale Architecture.

Terascale was AMD's first Unified Shader Architecture. In addition to being manufactured with a 40nm Technology, against the 55nm of previous Graphics Cards, it supports DirectX 10 and the Shaders now called Shader Processing Units have been redesigned and do all the Graphical work of Pixel and Vertex Shaders.

It equips a GPU codenamed Cedar PRO which has 1 Compute Units activated and thus offers 80 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit Operates at 650MHz.

The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 64-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 800MHz. The size of the frame buffer is adequate.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for Crossfire, Eyefinity, Stream Acceleration, PowerPlay and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 18W, it requires at least a 250W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Radeon HD 8350 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 6350 and performs exactly like it.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is extremely limited and even the older GeForce GT 220 is still faster.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 2GB of RAM for a system with Radeon HD 8350 (OEM).
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