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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 9400 GT GeForce 4 MX 440
Cyberpunk 2077 4246% 9726%
Hitman 3 5554% 12683%
Resident Evil 8 4246% 9726%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 3875% 8887%
FIFA 21 2092% 4857%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6015% 13726%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3746% 8596%
Genshin Impact 4246% 9726%
Far Cry 6 6188% 14117%
The Medium 5323% 12161%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 440.

The GeForce 9400 GT was released over three years more recently than the 4 MX, and so the GeForce 9400 GT is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the 4 MX 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 GeForce 9400 GT has 384 MB more video memory than the 4 MX, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 9400 GT also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 9400 GT has 9.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 4 MX, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 9400 GT is marginally better than the 4 MX.

The GeForce 9400 GT has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 4 MX 440 has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9400 GT is 9 and the actual shader performance of the 4 MX is 1. The GeForce 9400 GT having 8 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 9400 GT delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 4 MX.

The GeForce 9400 GT requires 50 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 4 MX 440. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 9400 GT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed550 MHzvs275 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureG96a/bNV17
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date27 Aug 2008vs06 Feb 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs2
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Technology65nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate4.4 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate2.2 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs1600x1200
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX10vs7.0
Shader Model4.0vs-
Open GL3.3vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz-
Recommended RAM3 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 9400 GT is a middle-class GFX part of the GeForce 9000 Series released by NVIDIA in 2008.
The performance is very limited due to the architecture itself and so most demanding games are only playable at low settings while very demanding games, might be unplayable, even at the lowest settings.
GeForce4 MX 440 is part of the GeForce4 GPUS released by NVIDIA in 2002. Only compatible with DirectX 7 or less and with a max memory of 128 MB, it can't play today's games. Still, games before 2003 should be fully playable at max settings....
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