XFX 8400 GS 256mb
Published: 7th August 2007 | Source: XFX | Price: |Introduction
When a new line of cards comes out everybody focuses on the top-end hardware, playing games at high resolutions and generally seeing how much they push the envelope. What we tend to forget is that after these "beasts" come out there's a whole score of cards that are produced for the low end...cards that more people are interested in from a cost perspective.
Today we have one such card in the labs. XFX are showing off their lower end 8400 GS. Take a look-see how it gets on...
The packaging on the XFX 8400 GS is typical XFX, with the Cyber-Dog snarling on the front colour. One of the things that struck me was the size of the package with this card. It's only around 14cm x 20cm long and does seem to be quite small in comparison to almost every package I have come across, but then it is the low-end offering from XFX.
This has to be the least impressive package I have seen with a graphics card and leaves me slightly dissapointed in XFX's choice here. Again though, the card is a low end very cheap part.
* Installation Manual
* S-Video output guide
* Driver CD
* S-Video cable
From XFX's web-site:
GeForce™ 8400 GS
256MB SUPPORTING 512MB
VGA, DVI, HDTV
Vista , RoHS , HDCP Ready , HDTV ready , Low Profile Compatible [bracket not included]
The card also supports nVidia PureVideo , which is a great bonus for those wanting good quality HD content, especially on a budget card like this one.
The specs aren't too bad for a low end card, now let's see what it looks like...