Gainward GeForce 8400GS HDMI / 256MB / PCIE x16 Graphics Card - £17.99 delivered - Play.com - HotUKDeals
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First deal ! Play are currently offering this Gainward 8400GS 256MB for 17.99 which is as cheap as I have seen for an 8400GS. Passive cooling so it's silent. This is not a low profile card. If you need a dirt cheap PCI-E card and don't mind the low 3D performance, this is worth a look.

Gainward NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS
Clock Speed: 576MHz
Memory: 256MB DDR2
Ramdac: 400MHz
Memory Clock Speed: 350MHz
Bus: PCI-Express 2.0
Cooling: Passive
Connectivity: VGA - DVI - HDMI
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#1
This do 1080p video and sound over hdmi?
#2
Unlikely to do audio over a video card.

Sweet deal, heat added

Edited By: electricsheep on Dec 24, 2010 21:27: typo
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electricsheep
Unlikely to do audio over a video card.

Sweet deal, heat added


Many video cards have sound built in now to get the sound over HDMI for a movie for example or they have a SPDIF cable included in the box.
#4
Is this better than an Asus 7600gt (one with hdmi and optical out)
#5
simba2585
Is this better than an Asus 7600gt (one with hdmi and optical out)


No. Both are fairly old but the 7600gt was a decent mid level, this was budget and very limited performance.

I would say this card is only worth it if you have virtually no intention of playing recent games. I doubt it'll do HD video either as I had an 8500 a few years ago which was very jumpy, so this should be worse in theory.

Edited By: decanay on Dec 24, 2010 22:10
#6
decanay
simba2585
Is this better than an Asus 7600gt (one with hdmi and optical out)


No. Both are fairly old but the 7600gt was a decent mid level, this was budget and very limited performance.

I would say this card is only worth it if you have virtually no intention of playing recent games. I doubt it'll do HD video either as I had an 8500 a few years ago which was very jumpy, so this should be worse in theory.


Thanks!
#7
Top card can run crysis in full hd ultra high settings.. HOT! :))

Edited By: TimeWarp on Dec 26, 2010 16:51
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TimeWarp
Top card can run crysis in full hd ultra high settings.. HOT! :))

hilarious - if you are 3 years old! oO

Edited By: csiman on Dec 27, 2010 10:47
#9
Hi, quick question for anyone who knows more about this stuff than I do! I have a computer with a digital TV tuner but no graphics card, fine for TV on the monitor but I don't have a HDMI port to plug it into my TV for a full size picture. Question is would this graphics card work for that? Bearing in mind it currently works fine with shared graphics, hoping this would be OK for using Media Centre as a PVR and using a HDMI lead to watch the resulting recordings on my computer. Intel Core 2 Duo processor if that makes a difference, in a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop.

Thanks! Looks a great deal, will be ordering if it can do what I need.
#10
ATI HD 5450 bitsteams HD audio and its cheap, but not a gamer card.
#11
amethystl
Hi, quick question for anyone who knows more about this stuff than I do! I have a computer with a digital TV tuner but no graphics card, fine for TV on the monitor but I don't have a HDMI port to plug it into my TV for a full size picture. Question is would this graphics card work for that? Bearing in mind it currently works fine with shared graphics, hoping this would be OK for using Media Centre as a PVR and using a HDMI lead to watch the resulting recordings on my computer. Intel Core 2 Duo processor if that makes a difference, in a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop.

Thanks! Looks a great deal, will be ordering if it can do what I need.

Yeah it would work fine for viewing on your tv; providing your tv supports HDMI. I also beleive that the your computer will be compatible with the card.
#12
As long as you are not into gaming/wathing hd movies/graphics/annimations/living in 2011... the graphics card is perfect for you! oO
#13
Appears out of stock :(, no "buy" button available
#14
great for a cheap server card..
#15
Could of done with one of these! No buy it button
1 Like #16
This is a great HTPC card.

I can watch a Blu-ray movie and a 1080p MKV file in VLC simultaneously with CPU usage (Intel E2140) at less than 20%, not that you'd do that in any real-life scenario. I can open up another 3 1080p files in QT before I notice any dropped frames.

You can't play any recent games at acceptable levels, but that's not what this card is designed for.
1 Like #17
You can play Quake 3 on max settings at 1080p and 60fps with this card. :D
#18
LOL I blimming hope so :)

drspa44
You can play Quake 3 on max settings at 1080p and 60fps with this card. :D
#19
Unless you desperately need HDMI or w/e, just buy a decent mobo, the onboard gfx are good enough for most things.
#20
The 8600 and 8400 family have a problem with their substrate. This usually equates to an early death. I suggest people avoid both which are from the G84/G86 family.

Additional sources
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=nvidia+g84&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a
#21
decanay
simba2585
Is this better than an Asus 7600gt (one with hdmi and optical out)


No. Both are fairly old but the 7600gt was a decent mid level, this was budget and very limited performance.

I would say this card is only worth it if you have virtually no intention of playing recent games. I doubt it'll do HD video either as I had an 8500 a few years ago which was very jumpy, so this should be worse in theory.

would this/what card would be ideal for failed nvidia 8300gs on my inspiron 531
dell insipiron 531

amd athlon 64x2 dual core 5000+ 2.61 ghz
2.0 gb ram
32bit sp2 vista
dell SE198WFP monitor
aug 2007 bought.
nvidia 8300gs ( currently not working)

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