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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8400 GS GeForce 4 MX 440
Cyberpunk 2077 4420% 9726%
Hitman 3 5780% 12683%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 4034% 8887%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 3900% 8596%
FIFA 21 2180% 4857%
Grand Theft Auto VI 6260% 13726%
Far Cry 6 6440% 14117%
Genshin Impact 4420% 9726%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 6380% 13987%
Battlefield 6 5780% 12683%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 440.

The GeForce 8400 GS was released over three years more recently than the 4 MX, and so the GeForce 8400 GS 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 8400 GS has 128 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 8400 GS also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 8400 GS has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the 4 MX, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8400 GS is marginally better than the 4 MX.

The GeForce 8400 GS has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 4 MX 440 has 2. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8400 GS is 18 and the actual shader performance of the 4 MX is 1. The GeForce 8400 GS having 17 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 8400 GS delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the 4 MX.

The GeForce 8400 GS requires 18 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 8400 GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed450 MHzvs275 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G86NV17
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date17 Apr 2007vs06 Feb 2002
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
1.8
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1920x1080
1.2
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2560x1440
0.7
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3840x2160
0.4
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GPU Memory

Memory256 MBvs128 MB
Memory Speed400 MHzvs200 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR
Memory Bandwidth6.4GB/secvs3.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick 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 Performance1%vs0%
Technology80nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate3.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.8 GPixel/svs-
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2048x1536vs1600x1200
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 20 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX10.0vs7.0
Shader Model4.0vs-
Open GL3.3vs1.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron 440 2.0GHz-
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution800x600-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 8400 GS is an entry-level GFX based on the 80nm variant of the first-shader unified architecture.
It's based on the G86 Core and offers 16 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs, on a 64-bit memory interface of DDR2. The central unit runs at 450MHz and the memory clock operates at 400MHz. It will consume no more than 40 Watt.
It's therefore a GeForce 8500 GT, slightly lower power consumption and no SLI support.
This GPU is only suited for a 1024x768 (or less) resolution. Most of today's games will only run at low settings and extremely demanding games might not run at all. DirectX 11 based games aren't supported and its performance will decrease drastically, as the resolution increases.
Note: This GPU had two revisions which added HDMI support, DDR3 memory and different core configurations.
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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