Sub-$50 GeForce 8 coming in three weeks
Nvidia's GeForce 8 graphics card lineup should get a bit bigger in around three weeks, when according to VR-Zone, Nvidia plans to introduce an entry-level GeForce 8400 GS graphics card. The card is supposedly set to hit stores on June 19, a launch schedule VR-Zone says matches that of one of AMD's low-end Radeon HD 2900 XT derivatives dubbed the Radeon HD 2400 Pro.
GeForce 8400 GS cards will reportedly be priced at $45 and feature a 450MHz core clock, a 400MHz memory memory clock, 16 stream processors, and a 64-bit memory interface. For reference, Nvidia's current cheapest GeForce 8—the 8500 GT—sells just under the $100 mark and features 450MHz/400MHz core/memory clocks, 16 stream processors, and a 128-bit memory interface. According to VR-Zone, AMD's Radeon HD 2400 Pro will also be priced at $45, but the GeForce 8400 GS will have the upper hand in terms of performance.