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ZOTAC GeForce 8400GS 256MB - Budget DX10 - Final Thoughts

We check out ZOTAC's lowest-end DX10 part to see if the bang for buck applies here.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 12, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

Final Thoughts

 

In my profession you become very used to testing cards on a regular basis which continue to spit out 10k runs in 3DMark06, so when you see a card that scores as low as this one it's hard to think highly of it. Though the bottom line is that at this price point it's not actually too bad of a card. In fact it's pretty useful thanks to the low profile design.

 

As for DX 10 performance, while we didn't test that side of things out you're going to find that you will be forced to play at 800 x 600 in order to get a playable setup. This would defeat the purpose somewhat, as the lower resolution textures just don't look as good and the advantage of DX 10 from a gaming perspective is nowhere near as strong.

 

The card's package is light and there isn't much to the card itself either. However, it hasn't got an inflated price tag and does a pretty good job of pushing some frames at the lower resolutions.

 

- Pros

 

Low resolution gaming

 

Low profile

 

Low price tag

 

Low power requirements

 

HDCP

 

- Cons

 

Not quite powerful enough for next-gen movie playback

 

Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Best Value Award!

 

 

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