GeForce 8400 GS hitting retail this week
GeForce 8400 GS. Source: Nvidia.
DirectX 10 graphics processors are climbing further and further down the price ladder. Nvidia launched the low-end GeForce 8400 GS as an OEM-only product back in April, and it found its way into computers from Acer, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, and Medion. The card is now making the move into retail with a price tag in the $50-55 range.
The GeForce 8400 GS is based on the G84 GPU and has 16 stream processors, with a core clock of 450MHz, a shader clock of 900MHz, and 256MB of 400MHz GDDR2 memory pushing data through a 64-bit memory interface. Save for the halved memory capacity and memory interface width, those specs are the same as those of Nvidia's existing GeForce 8500 GT.